Knowledge Transfer for Implementation - KT4I
It is well known that the UK has an ageing population however it is important that we see this as an opportunity and not just a "problem" that needs to be solved. The Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP) - created in 2007 - set out to bring together interested parties who recognised the pressing need to change if we are all to live independently into older age or indeed within our individual situations. ALIP is driving innovation to meet these demands and to date has more than 130 participating organizations in 38 projects worth £47.1 million with the aim of making technology cheaper, desirable and accessible so that it can support the essential new services we all require now and in the future.
In recognition of the importance that information is shared and knowledge exchanged amongst all of the stakeholders within the health and social care space and that business and technology providers are fully integrated, the HealthTech and Medicines KTN (HTMKTN) managed a dedicated knowledge transfer programme in support of ALIP. The latest programme, known as KT4I, aims to maximise the dissemination of ALIP project investments to date and to promote the UK's global lead in this market. As part of its activity it will fund the circulation of the Telecare LIN newsletter for 18 months and help to support this website.
The HTMKTN and KT4I programme are pleased to be supporting the dynamic Telecare LIN community and hope that many of you will be interested to learn more about ALIP and the work of the Technology Strategy Board.
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