David A. Mann, Business First, Nov 18, 2013, Louisville, KY. InnovateLTC, the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology and the Sarasota, Fla.-based Institute for the Ages plan to work together to stimulate “longevity innovation” through a new partnership. The agreement allows the organizations to pool resources and capabilities to develop a database of individuals over the age of 50 who are willing to provide feedback on new products, services and technologies being developed for the aging-care sector.
Each organization has a different niche, allowing for varied settings for testing products and services.
InnovateLTC recently launched Thrive labs. Georgia Tech’s HomeLab initiative allows the capability to conduct in-home research. The Institute for the Ages is a nonprofit organization with the primary focus of connecting businesses, researchers and government agencies to the insights of older adults.
“Each of us brings something unique to the table in the advancement of learning and application of technologies for aging solutions,” Brad Fain, executive director of the HomeLab Initiative at Georgia Tech.