AgeNet's involvement in the EQUAL initiative
AgeNet collaborated with the EPSRC in organising
a multidisciplinary workshop in September 1998 which helped define
the scope of the subsequent call for proposals for the topic Design
For All, forming part of the EPSRC's EQUAL programme. A number
of the participants in that workshop were successful in gaining
research awards. AgeNet is collaborating with the EPSRC to arrange
a similar workshop in April 2000 on Rehabilitation, to help identify
the opportunities for a further call, building upon an AgeNet
workshop held in July 1998 on the topic Technology for Rehabilitation.
AgeNet co-sponsored, with the BBSRC, a workshop
on Cellular Senescence in July 1998, which involved many of the
participants in the BBSRC's Science of Ageing (SAGE) programme.
BBSRC co-sponsored an AgeNet workshop on Ageing Fragility and
the Biomechanics of Bone held in June 1998.
AgeNet and the MRC jointly staged a workshop
in February 1998 to promote interest in two LINK research programmes
(which require collaboration between academic and industrial partners):
Integrated Approaches to Healthy Ageing, and Medical Devices.