The Innovation@50+TM initiative aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the initiative enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.
On the ground, the initiative catalyzes research and helps shape a marketplace ethos by promoting core, unifying principles such as "design for all." It stimulates new business models that reflect the broad transformation in how the 50-plus life is being re-imagined. Lastly, the initiative prepares 50-plus people to communicate with, access, engage and thrive in a new "longevity economy."
Project Catalyst fills a gap in the market by putting the 50-plus consumer at the center of innovation.
Innovation@50+ presents “See Me, Hear Me,” a continuing series examining whether major players in the consumer electronics industry are meeting the needs of boomers and seniors.
2016 is the year the Longevity Economy spreads its wings. Market disruptions are happening at an astonishing pace. Revenues are steadily shifting away from traditional players. So what’s in store for 2016? Expect an increase in innovation-fueled solutions and an ongoing transformation of care through 2020.
- Health Innovation Frontiers 2016: Executive Summary (PDF)
- Health Innovation Frontiers 2016: Infographics (PDF)
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Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of AARP 50+ Market Stimulation, will speak at the summit, which takes a deep dive into the elements of a successful digital health venture and showcases the latest digital health innovations from industry leaders. The summit will be in San Francisco, June 6-8.
Meet Jeff Makowka, AARP Market Innovation director, at the conference in Washington, D.C., June 7-10, where attendees will have opportunities to connect with startups and industry leaders, research potential ventures, learn from a diversity of insights and expertise, and check out the most promising startups as they compete.
The conference in New York, June 8-10, will present deep discussions on emerging financial services innovation and help introduce the emerging and global institutions that are making those changes happen.
Financial services providers, fintech innovators, banks and credit unions will come together at the forum in New Orleans, June 15-17, to network, generate ideas and explore new financial services strategies aimed at improving the bottom line and consumer financial health.
CE Week is the midyear industry event for companies looking to generate buzz and excitement for their Q3 and Q4 products. The event will be in New York, June 21-23.
The festival in Aspen, Colo., June 23 – July 2, is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.