Innovation & Enterprise


How can we prepare an ageing population for tomorrow’s home?

09 December 2021, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Join the discussion on how we can best prepare an ageing population for tomorrow's home with Dr Mine Orlu (UCL School of Pharmacy).

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni


UCL Innovation & Enterprise


Older people, who could benefit most from using smart technology in their homes, can find it hard to embrace IT-based solutions and concepts. This is the challenge we'll address at this event, with the aim of ensuring technology is accessible to all.

We'll explore all dimensions of our future home lives, and how to give smart technologies the best prospects of adoption.

This Challenge-Oriented Innovation (COIN) event is a collaboration between UCL Innovation & Enterprise and Tomorrow’s Home 2050, an immersive installation drawing on research from the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering.

What to expect

This is a live, interactive online event hosted by Dr Mine Orlu (UCL School of Pharmacy).

Three SMEs will present their challenges. The SMEs are:

  • Huru: supporting independence through better brain health
  • Thriving.ai: an app that eases the stress of senior care
  • Sentai: helping people live more independently, for longer, using augmented voice technology and artificial intelligence

After this, there'll be a question and answer session.

Who it’s for

This event is open to UCL students, staff and recent graduates (within 3 years of graduating).

Attendance by anyone outside of UCL is by invitation only.


Captioning will be available. If you have any accessible needs, please email b.malkani@ucl.ac.uk by Tuesday, 7 December.

Date and time

This event will take place on Zoom, on Thursday, 9 December 2021, from 12 noon to 1pm. 

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About COIN

Challenge-Oriented Innovation (COIN) events bring together academics and external partners to explore how UCL expertise might be applied to the challenges of the day. The initiative gives invited external partners an opportunity to outline their key challenges to UCL staff and students with relevant research and professional interests.

This initiative is facilitated and supported by UCL Innovation & Enterprise via the UCL EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account fund.

About Tomorrow's Home

Tomorrow’s Home is an immersive installation where the home of the future – 30 years from now – has become a reality. Drawing on research from the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, it playfully imagines how our dwellings could be designed to help us live independently and well as we age, and support our changing planet.

Tomorrow's Home will run from 20 November to 9 January at the Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to all.

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