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N8 Health and Active Aging Innovation Forum Film Live

Dr Mark Rouncefield from the School of Computing and Communications and Professor Trevor McMillan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research and Chair of the N8 Executive Management Group, joined 100 senior figures from industry, charities, the NHS and the N8 group of universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) in Liverpool on 21 November for the N8 Health and Active Aging Innovation Forum.

The aim of the forum was to create new ideas and concepts to encourage healthy and active ageing - one of the biggest issues and opportunities facing society today. Companies that took part included Boots, Phillips and AstraZeneca as well as the charities Age UK, Carers UK and Help the Hospices.

The film explains what the N8 is and includes interviews with the Chair of the N8 Executive Management Group- Lancaster University's Professor Trevor McMillan, representatives from the Technology Strategy Board and companies including Bosch and Smartlife Technologies "I found today event very illuminating, it's the first time I'd been to an N8 event. We've become very involved, it's very interactive and we met some really good people," Mark Pedley, Smartlife Technologies.

Tue 04 December 2012