1st UZH Healthy Longevity Innovation Days

The UZH Healthy Longevity Innovation Cluster and the UZH Innovation Hub are excited to invite you to attend the 1st UZH Healthy Longevity Innovation Days, consisting of a one-day symposium and a half-day workshop!

Symposium: Thursday, June 24th, 2021

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The objectives of the symposium are to (1) launch a new annual symposium at UZH on Healthy Longevity Innovation (HLI) and bring together all relevant and interested stakeholders, (2) provide an overview of what is needed for HLI to prosper in Switzerland and abroad, with a strong focus on the heterogeneity and complexity of HL and how this aligns with the United Nations (UN) Decade of Healthy Aging 2021-2030, (3) outline how governmental institutions, foundations, investors and the private sector can contribute to HLI, (4) highlight the potential for contributions of UZH to HLI, as well as that of our strategic partners at University of Queensland and King’s College London, and (5) encourage participants to think differently about research and innovation, with an emphasis on how to embrace the HL challenges laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Symposium Program

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Session 1

Healthy Longevity Innovation Based on Evidence of its Complexity:

Why Now?

10:00

Welcome and Overview

Prof. Dr. Mike Martin
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

10:10

The Role of Innovation at the University of Zurich

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Stark
Vice President Research, UZH

10:25

Healthy Longevity Research and Innovation at the University of Zurich

Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall
Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, and Cluster Head, Digital Innovation, UZH

10:40

WHO Perspective on Healthy Longevity and Innovation

Dr. Ritu Sadana
Unit Head, Ageing and Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

10:55

Why Invest in Healthy Longevity Innovation?

Dr. Lukas von Orelli
President, SwissFoundations, and Director, Velux Stiftung

11:10

End of Session 1

Session 2

Healthy Longevity Innovation Based on Evidence of its Complexity:

Critical Mass and Innovation Potential

13:00

Introduction

Prof. Dr. Mike Martin
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

13:10

University of Zurich Healthy Longevity Pitches (2-min Presentations)

Prof. Dr. Mathias Allemand, Prof. Dr. Edouard Battegay, Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein, Prof. Dr. Evelyne Bischof, Prof. Dr. Guy Bodenmann, Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter, PD Dr. Markus Christen, Prof. Dr. Michael Coors, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ehlert, Prof. Dr. Nathalie Giroud, Dr. Andrea B. Horn, Prof. Dr. Lutz Jäncke, PD Dr. Martina Kleber, Prof. Dr. Nicolas Langer, Prof. Dr. Mike Martin, Dr. Susan Mérrillat, Prof. Dr. Martin Meyer, Dr. Sandra Oppikofer, Dr. Florian Riese, Dr. Christina Röcke, Prof. Dr. Gerold Schneider, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe, Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin, Dr. Andreas Walther, Prof. Dr. Robert Weibel, Prof. Dr. Josef Zweimüller
Professors and Research Group Leaders, UZH

14:10

10-min Break

14:20

Healthy Longevity Innovation at University of Queensland

Prof. Dr. Nancy Pachana
Co-Director, Ageing Mind Initiative, University of Queensland, Australia
(strategic partner institution of UZH and member of Universitas 21)

14:40

Healthy Longevity Innovation at King’s College London

Prof. Dr. Richard Siow
Director, Ageing Research, King’s College London, United Kingdom
(strategic partner institution of UZH)

15:00

10-min Break

15:10

Panel Discussion: Potential for Healthy Longevity Innovation Based on Evidence of its Complexity

Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall
Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, and Cluster Head, Digital Innovation, UZH
Dr. Ritu Sadana
Unit Head, Ageing and Health, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr. Lukas von Orelli
President, SwissFoundations, and Director, Velux Stiftung
Patrick Hofer
Ambassador Zurich, Aging2.0 (network committed to accelerating innovation in the domain of aging), and We+Care
Prof. Dr. Mike Martin (moderator)
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

16:10

Closing Remarks

Prof. Dr. Mike Martin
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

16:20

End of Session 2

 

 

Workshop: Friday, June 25th, 2021

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The aims of the workshop are to (1) allow expert researchers committed to healthy longevity innovation from UZH to meet experts on innovation from UZH and the University of Queensland (strategic partner of UZH), and (2) provide an overview of the following issues:

  • Innovation as opportunity for universities and researchers
  • What do we mean by innovation?
  • How does innovation relate to research?
  • Increasing the impact of (healthy longevity) research
  • Lessons from building a national research impact program in Australia
  • Policy implications and implications for healthy longevity innovation

Workshop Program

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Healthy Longevity Innovation Based on Evidence of its Complexity:

Experts Meet Experts

 

9:00

Welcome and Overview

Prof. Dr. Mike Martin
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

9:05

Introduction to the UZH Innovation Hub

Dr. Maria Olivares
Head of Innovation, Innovation Hub, UZH

 

9:15

 

Innovation as Opportunity for Universities and Researchers (20-min Input, 10-min Q&A)

Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, UZH

 

9:45

 

Innovation for Healthy Longevity: Part 1 (20-min Input, 10-min Q&A)

Prof. Dr. Tim Kastelle

Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia

(strategic partner institution of UZH and member of Universitas 21)

 

10:15

15-min Break

 

10:30

 

Innovation for Healthy Longevity: Part 2 (20-min Input, 10-min Q&A)

Prof. Dr. Tim Kastelle

Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia

(strategic partner institution of UZH and member of Universitas 21)

 

11:00

Open Discussion on Innovation for Healthy Longevity

All Speakers and Participants
Prof. Dr. Mike Martin (moderator)
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

 

11:50

Closing Remarks

Prof. Dr. Mike Martin
Director, URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging and Gerontology Center, and Cluster Head, Healthy Longevity Innovation, UZH

 

12:00

End of Workshop