Ideagen June 2010


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Ideagen Presentation - By bringing together researchers, sectoral experts and entrepreneurs, Ideagen aims to stimulate the next wave of research collaborations and market-led business innovations.

Presentation by: Andrew Macfarlane
Commercialisation & Centre Manager, CASALA
The Netwell Centre • Dundalk Institute of Technology • Dundalk • Co. Louth • Ireland


W: - Working with Industry in Applied Research, Innovation through to Commercialisation.

W: - Transforming Communities, Environments & Technologies for Ageing-in-Place.

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  • 3CS – The Centre for Converged Services, based at Waterford IoT, undertakes collaborative Applied Research and innovation in converged Internet and Telecommunications services which it aims to deploy commercially to market via industry partnerships. SUNAT – The Centre for Seamless Use Through Netowrk Abstraction, based at Athlone IoT, focuses on research for seamless content delivery across different network technologies using fixed, mobile, and/or wireless networks and networked service platforms and devices. TEC centre – The TEC Centre, based at Cork IoT, focuses on the area of embedded computing (i.e. electronics and software in such things as consumer electronics, entertainment devices, household appliances, cars, airplanes, etc) is earmarked to lead the next wave of key technology development in the near future. WiSAR - The WiSAR Lab, based at Letterkenny, IoT, performs R&D on Wireless Sensor Networks, where sensors < > monitor physical or environmental properties and use wireless communications to report their readings. It focusses on minimising power use and in the new Body Area Network standards (IEEE 802.15.6) for medical (e.g. heart rate, blood pressure and ECG) and non-medical (e.g. pedometers) applications around the human body.
  • Ideagen June 2010

    1. 1. Solutions for an Ageing Population
    2. 2. Demographics, demographics, demographics, The 75+ market is doubling every six year. The majority of children born today will live to be 100 75% of the EU’s wealth is held by over 50’s Declared revenues of the over 65’s in Ireland is €6.6bn <ul><li>The business of ageing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World population demographics </li></ul></ul>By 2020, 25% of the EU's population will be over 65 Spending on pensions, health and long-term care expected to triple by 2050
    3. 3. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) <ul><li>An integration of stand-alone assistive technologies, with elements of smart homes, and telehealth services. </li></ul>
    4. 4. A Global Opportunity <ul><li>The Global Smart Homes market is estimated to be $13.4 billion by 2014, growing at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2009 to 2014, driven by the increasing ageing population worldwide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: MarketsandMarkets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Home telehealth market will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 56 percent, compared to only 9.9 percent growth in the clinical market. The overall global telehealth market will exceed $8 billion by 2012. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Datamonitor, Telehealth's Increasing Role in Healthcare </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Netwell Centre <ul><li>Ageing-in-place: improving older peoples’ quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder collaboration (internal and external) </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion: community, environment, technology </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration project around Barrack St., </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-base for growth and intensification </li></ul><ul><li>Inform and accelerate policy area development </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing EU’s strategic ICT & ageing research agenda… </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate product/service innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Foster a culture of quality improvement in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Build sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Working with service providers and stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Helping improve market conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Performing research in ICT & ageing </li></ul>
    6. 6. CASALA – Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness <ul><li>Provide framework technologies for Irish industry </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a testing continuum from concept to commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Building a leadership position for Irish enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping sensors to services that are attractive to use </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging technologies & ageing research to industry opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>CASALA: Commercialisation arm, linking Netwell research to industry </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Irish industry in applied research, </li></ul><ul><li>innovation through to commercialisation. </li></ul>A platform for innovation
    7. 7. <ul><li>… transforming Communities, Environments and Technologies for ageing-in-place. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Home-in-the-Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to early adopters and alpha testers that are recruited from the local community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A physical home-environment in a lab setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to simulate a models and environments through CAVE technology. </li></ul></ul>Multi-tiered Testbed
    9. 9. Multi-tiered Testbed Access to a place-based evaluation framework from a demonstrator studio, to 16 living apartments – Great Northern Haven
    10. 10. Multi-tiered Testbed County Initiative A large scale test environment as part of a wider program entitled Louth Age Friendly County Initiative. A diverse testbed of matched gro ups for follow up surveys, interviews, trials and simulations.
    11. 11. Research Network <ul><li>3CS  Centre for Converged Services ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>SUNAT  Seamless Use Through Network Abstraction Technologies ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>TEC  Technologies for Embedded Computing ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>WiSAR  Wireless Sensor Applied Research Centre ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>SToRC - Software Technology Research Centre, DkIT </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin City University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Ulster </li></ul>Providing a coordinated approach to industry allowing them to avail of the research expertise and the state of the art equipment across a number of research centre's.
    12. 12. Opportunities
    13. 14. How can Industry engage with us? <ul><li>Open invitation to visit facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Ireland R&D supports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Voucher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Led Research Programme </li></ul></ul>Contact: Andrew Macfarlane, Centre Manager E: [email_address] W:
    14. 15. Thank You