There are many negative connotations associated with ageing, primarily due to the onset of various clinical ailments, diseases and their effect on general wellbeing. A change in image alone is not enough, as the challenges themselves must be addressed and real innovative solutions must be adopted. This Grand Challenge can only be met by inspiring everyone, across a range of abilities and aspirations, aided by cross-disciplinary collaboration and by strengthening the links between science, policy and the public.
The CelebrAGE network aspires to create a central platform for Principal Investigators (PI’s) in ageing-related research at UCL with the aim to become a catalyst for:
- Inspiration and new insights
- Exchange of ideas with UCL colleagues from different departments as well as external stakeholders
- Creation of new cross-disciplinary research and innovation projects
- Public engagement events that bring UCL-lead research and innovations for healthy ageing to the general public through artistic collaborations