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EIT Health Active Ageing Oxford Summer School

By 2040, nearly one in seven people in Western Europe is projected to be over the age of 75. With many countries facing similar predictions, supporting the ageing population to live healthier lives is necessary to address functional loss – both mental and physical. 

How can we tackle the challenges of the ageing population and develop disruptive and scalable solutions?

Book your place for a three-week intensive innovation programme hosted by University of Oxford - Saïd Business School, the Sorbonne University, in Paris and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) where you will develop and generate new business cases. 

You will work on real-challenges raised by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing by implementing the FORTH methodology, which doubles the effectiveness of the innovation process and is implemented worldwide by organisations both in the profit and non-profit sector, and healthcare organisations.

Who should attend?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline (e.g. MSc, DPhils / PhDs, post doctorates and early career researchers - and well qualified applicants from the undergraduate community and new professionals).

Please note there are only 30-35 places available.

Applications details 

Applications open: Tueday, 12 June 
Applications close: Monday, 2 July 
Successful applicants will be notified on Thursday, 12 July. 


Gijs van Wulfen

Gijs van Wulfen is the Founder of the FORTH methodology. He is a recognised authority and keynote speaker on Innovation and Design Thinking. He was chosen as one of the first LinkedIn Influencers and as of 2017, 300.000 people across the globe are following his notably engaging, prolific and insightful posts. In 2016 Gijs came number 2 in the international Top 40 Innovation Bloggers. In 2017 his book ‘The Innovation Maze’ was elected ‘Management Book of the Year’

Maria Zubeldia

Maria is the Innovation Support for Business Programme Manager and External relations Lead for the Entrepreneurship Centre, at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She has a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship & innovation, business development, international negotiation & events management.

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Event Details

03 September 2018 09:00 - 21 September 2018 17:00

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