Brainwave Winners shortlist 2021

pdf: all brainwaves submissions

Winners


Creating Vibrant, Realistic Age-Specific Role Models

Provide seniors with real-life role models who demonstrate it is possible to age healthily & happily. @upliness is a membership site, which offers expert advice from professionals and interviews with "ordinary" real-life seniors living life to the full.

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Curo

Website & social app matching 'children' who live far from their parents with someone else's senior relatives nearby. Care/contact provided to a local senior person & both sets of children know someone is doing the same for their relative(s)

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I'll cook for you!

Cooking for one is a drag. Cooking for others is fun. An app that brings together small groups of like-minded seniors who enjoy cooking, to come together & take turns cooking for each other.

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Multi-generational living

Encourage, promote, protect, & incentivise multi-generational living by either buying property together or bringing elderly
relatives into the family home. Create an investment vehicle that encourages this action & protects rights going forward.

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Peer to Peer Health Support

A programme to train older adults as Community Health coaches to provide easily accessible personalised health & lifestyle support to other older adults, with the intention of improving the quality of life for both

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Prescient

A noninvasive wearable device, for age group 75+ to manage the difficulties that come with incontinence. Designed to prevent rather than cure. The device predicts the level of urine in the body & sends out an alert to both user and selected family member or carer.

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Silvee | Technology-Assisted Retirement Coaching Programme

'Silvee', a technology-assisted retirement coaching programme to helps future retirees understand needs & goals, prepares person-alised action plans & coaches them through the transition to promote stability & wellbeing.

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The Upternship Program

An internship for older workers. Giving older workers a chance to showcase their experience and transferable skills. Designed to bypass the standard hiring process & highlight the fast track impact they could make.

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Runners-up


Communities-in-Tune: Where words fail, music speaks

Older people are vulnerable to social isolation or loneliness. Com-munities-In-Tune can stream personal music into people’s homes, & include friendly direct messages from their GP, family, friends & community.

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CRAFTernoon Tea

An at home traditional afternoon tea enjoyed whilst undertaking an activity such as arts & crafts or play games. Befriending type services often feel awkward & forced, structuring around an activity breaks barriers.

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Doubling down on volunteering

Creating a volunteering system similar to that of the vaccine rollout marshalls, who can help combat the loneliness faced by the elderly. Volunteers can be based out of GP practices providing companionship & help organise meals either in pairs or groups.

Gaining impact and value from the Brains trust

Help to promote the value of the older generation's life
experiences in the eyes of the young by connecting them via online mentoring or linking older people as a resource to schools to provide insight for history or social projects.

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Help me guru!

Connecting seniors needing assistance with simple IT support to a fellow local tech savvy senior in a one button interaction on smartphone. One click support via video call, or a neighbourly drop-by. Helping others & helping yourself is empowering!

Neighbour Hunting

A community service that offers daily surprise walking plans for elderly people. It provides a safe way for older adults to meet new friends and discover new things in their neighbourhood while doing simple walking exercises.

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Social Care Bonds

Create a bond whose proceeds are exclusively applied to finance new or existing projects in the elderly care space. For investors would provide attractive financial returns, relative to similarly rated government bonds, and improve the ESG profile of their investments.

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Solving the housing crisis ... one room at a time.

There are 6m+ empty bedrooms in the UK in the homes of those aged 60+. @getnestful connects those seeking affordable accom-modation with older homeowners with rooms to spare, helping more older people to age in place and create social connections.

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£500 each for the 8 best brainwaves

The Brainwaves are open to a broad public audience beyond the finance sector. The aim is to make the competition accessible, open to receive statements of real world problems in older generations needs, and encourage smart solutions. As we receive Brainwaves, we will promote them on social media.

Entries for short Brainwaves need to highlight a key problem and provide an inspired solution in an older generations care context. Brainwave solutions describe smart ideas in clear, accessible, straightforward terms.

A Brainwave Award submission is formed of two parts

An Identified Problem + An Idea to address the problem

1. Describe the problem.

The first part of a brainwave entry should identify a problem that currently needs attention, or is a (future) gap in the actual or financial provision of solutions for older generations

Like what?

The problem part of the ‘Brainwave’ could be identified from real life experience i.e. parents/grandparents, pension beneficiaries, individuals worried about their future life as they get older; or those of a main care provider to a loved one right now, or they may be identified by healthcare professionals, population academics or economic specialists, or by futurologists who can see problems that may be heading our way.

Then?

2. Articulate the idea(s) that could form (part of) the solution = The Brainwave

The exciting, creative Brainwave element is the suggested solution to the problem identified.


Q1: Are there any limits to the scope?

No! We are open to Brainwaves from across the entire range of issues, including but not limited to: social, economic, health, residential, financial, technical in the context of older people and how we enhance their wellbeing and longevity.

Q2: What should a Brainwave look like, and how do I enter my Brainwave into the competition?

Any format is acceptable for a Brainwave as long as it can be uploaded to the competition website! Words, pictures, short movies (max 60 secs), podcasts (max 60 secs) – the idea can be presented in any form the author feels best able to communicate it.

Any format and all levels of creativity are accepted – the Brainwave itself is the key to success.

‘Short and Sweet’ is the key to get the idea across easily. All levels of sophistication and completion are welcome. A brainwave can be fully formed, in incubation, or still in need of work input.

An example could be:

  • Problem identified: I’m looking after a parent/grandparent as a regular carer, but I really do need more time to myself. However, I need to know my parent/grandparent who has dementia is safe while I am out.
  • Brainwave: an innovative system that is linked into an alert /call trigger if they press a button or open the door to go outside, etc.

Q3: Will anyone else see my idea?

Yes, we’ll be going viral with the Brainwaves: As we receive entries to the competition, we will promote them via Responsible Investor, social media and communication channels to build interest in the competition.

We will gather the entries in a way which makes it easy for those who are interested in, or taking part, or supporting the competition, to ‘share’, ‘like’, and add comments/ideas; notably via social media and on the competition website: Ideas4silvers.com

This crowdsourcing response will also feed in to:

How the Brainwaves will be judged:

Brainwaves will be judged, and prizes awarded on the creativity of the solution and its ability to address the identified problem.

The goal of the competition is to rethink the issues together, and find solutions to identifiable and solvable problems.

The contributors must identify themselves to be in the running for a prize!