Supporting the Development of Gerontechnology as Part of Silver Economy Building

Conference Proceedings: International Masaryk Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers 2012, Hradec Kralove, Magnanimitas. Vol. III. 2012, pp. 730-739

Posted: 10 Jan 2013

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Date Written: December 3, 2012

Abstract

The concept of the "silver economy" is one of the complex response trials to the challenges of ageing societies. Its key objective is to bring goods and services to meet the needs of older people through gerontechnology. Article approximates relationships between technology and the ageing of the population and the main features of silver economy and gerontechnology. It is supplemented by examples of support efforts to promote gerontechnology including: (1) documents and strategic programs, (2) network organizations and clusters, (3) research and development institutions. Essay draws attention to the development of solutions such as: strategies for innovation, welfare clusters, regional silver economy networks, research institutions such as "agelab" and cultural institutions "medialab". Study indicates potential directions for further research.

Keywords: ageing policy, agelab, gerontechnology, medialab, robotics divide, silver economy, welfare clusters

JEL Classification: I38, J14, O32, R10

Suggested Citation

Klimczuk, Andrzej, Supporting the Development of Gerontechnology as Part of Silver Economy Building (December 3, 2012). Conference Proceedings: International Masaryk Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers 2012, Hradec Kralove, Magnanimitas. Vol. III. 2012, pp. 730-739, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198632

Andrzej Klimczuk (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

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Warsaw, Mazowieckie 02-554
Poland

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