AGE DEFYING IDEAS
Auriens Ventures invests in companies that can deliver immersive, innovative and imaginative solutions to help improve all aspects of later life, from ground-breaking research, to cutting-edge design and technology.
Auriens Ventures made its first significant investment by taking a minority stake into Cera. This investment created an innovative partnership between two companies at the forefront of homecare for later lifers.
Auriens’ partner Draycott Nursing, renowned for its care standards, will provide best-in-class training to Cera, a start-up revolutionising the way in which carers can be booked for home assignments through technology.
The investment will establish a new generation of highly-trained carers available to deliver on-demand, high quality social care at the tap of a smartphone.
Auriens held the UK’s first ever hackathon, which focused on creating new technology to solve later life challenges.
Over 90 participants came together in London to form 17 teams responding to the brief set by Auriens. The hackathon was won by team Chad, an idea for a plugin delivering simpler internet navigation.
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) is part of the Royal College of Art and undertakes design research and projects with industry that contribute to improving people’s lives.
Auriens is sponsoring a study of the care environment which draws input from strong links that the HHCD has with organisations like AgeUK, the Royal National Institute for the Blind, and Research Institute for Consumer Affairs.
The HHCD searches for design insights which can be used to improve the quality of life for those who live at Auriens Chelsea, help carers do their job or create a sense of security for their families.
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