It is pleasure to become old and help those who need support
"Everybody wants to become old, but nobody wants to be old". We all want to age successfully, which means without serious health issues or things that might affect our well-being. Many products and services have been developed, but a lot have never reached the market successfully, because they did not really meet a need or they addressed the "being old" fact too strongly. In many societies both professionals and family carers, are becoming overloaded when care is needed and there is an increasing shortage of care givers. But we like our job as a nurse as it is now: using smart technology!! And we want to grow our company with responsive and meaningful products successfully!!
The AgeTech Accelerator International
With the AgeTech Accelerator we want to bridge these gaps and solve the imperfect market mechanisms. The real work is done in several countries in regional cooperation with the various key partners in the value chain. With the AgeTech Accelerator International community we want to help each other on a larger scale, thereby avoiding to re-invent the wheel several times. We want to learn from each other!!
More importantly, we will bring together knowledge, expertise and money for a better ageing and care. We are convinced that this approach will give us more fun when ageing and better care when needed!!
The AgeTech Accelerator International is THE community for researchers, entrepeneurs, caregivers and capital investors and last but not least: older persons themselves, who may be involved in all stages of a product/service development and usage.
Why choose us
"Very satisfied with the services provided. We were greatly relieved of our market research and the business sessions abroad. As a result, everything was mapped out much faster, so that we could make better decisions."
“My son and I thought the session was very stimulating. It’s great that companies want to hear from us and understand our perspective when they are designing products. We also enjoyed meeting the other participants and learning from their experiences. “
"By using more technogly during work, I feel more at ease" - Molly Jackson, physiotherapist
The AgeTech Accelerator International with its regional AgeTech Accelerators is the result of the Interreg programme SEAS2Grow (finished in 2020). It provided nearly €4 million to develop a cross-border innovation accelerator for goods and services aimed at the silver economy and to fund accelerator services for many innovating businesses, both start-ups and scale-ups.
AgeTech Accelerators in a particular country work together under governance of own choice. The national representatives are director in the board of the AgeTech Accelerator International, also the international fund manager is director in this board. The legal entity of the AgeTech Accelerator International is a B.V. according to Dutch law.
The AgeTech Accelerator International staff is still being recruited. The broader team, which is working in the various regional AgeTech Accelerators consists of a group of experts, all experienced in the fields of ageing and technology during the SEAS2Grow project.