Known as the ‘innovAGEING Open Lab’, the initiative, developed by a partnership between KontentLabs and innovAGEING, aims to develop an online community to allow the aged care industry to share information and experience with each other, opening up opportunities to, and encouraging, participants to problem-solve, exchange ideas and develop professionally.
Manager of innovAGEING Merlin Kong says the name of the newly launched project comes from its ability to aggregate the resources and collective knowledge of practitioners across the industry and that it was fuelled by a growing need to accelerate innovation and collaboration in the industry to translate ideas into action, resulting in better outcomes for older Australians.
“Australia’s ageing population presents an innovation imperative for the age services industry,” he says.
“Just as much as there is a productivity imperative for the industry, we need to better work with older Australians to develop services that they want to use and access.
“The ability to learn, share and provide insight on aged care innovation is a driving and motivational force, and the Open Lab will become vital in not only reaching all stakeholders, but doing so quickly.”
KontentLabs says developing initiatives like Open Lab that allow any health or care worker to access the knowledge to deliver better care in “three seconds or three clicks or less” is their aim and passion as a company.