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23Sep

Sweden’s National Strategic Research Agenda for an Ageing Population

To confront the challenges of an ageing population, the Swedish government has published a document titled an Ageing Population: National Strategic Research Agenda Final Report.  Funded by Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency, the agenda explores the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly elderly population in regards to Sweden’s society, businesses and entrepreneurs. Over 30 public and private organisations have contributed to workshops in order to create a diverse and multidisciplinary agenda.

02Aug

Autonomous vehicles and the UK Silver Economy

As a society we should define strategies and policies which actively involve an ageing population, including a thorough consideration of future technologies and innovations. One such innovation is autonomous vehicle technology. It promises countless benefits for road safety, social inclusion, emissions and congestion if incorporated appropriately into the legal and regulatory frameworks of society. Fehr & Peers, a transportation consultancy, predicts that between 2040/2050 half of all traffic in the US will be autonomous.