Project conference 2018


MATURE Meeting the challenges in population ageing through innovation and cultural adaptation of welfare society

On the 22nd of August 2018, the MATURE team hosted a project conference in Vejle at Munkebjerg Hotel. The aim was to disseminate the findings from the project, to provide various insights into the societal implications of population ageing, and to provide networking opportunities for people interested in the topic of population ageing.

We had a programme with a variety of speakers from the MATURE team, international guests and partners, who all had their individual take on the field of gerontology. The topics varied from robotics to arts, which illustrates how diverse the implications of ageing are.

Read more about the conference here.

Among the speakers at the conference were the members of our international advisory board. You can watch their presentations below.

Britt Östlund: Welfare technologies and robots – how we make them our own

In this talk from the MATURE project conference Britt Östlund speaks about the lessons from the history of technology in elderly care and asks the question: What can be replaced by technology and robots, and what cannot be replaced?


Desmond O’Neill: The Art of the Longevity Dividend

In his keynote Desmond O’Neill asks the following questions: Do I recognize the longevity dividend? Do I welcome my own ageing? Can we reconcile our existential vulnerability with the longevity dividend?

Watch the second part of the presentation here.


Marjolein Broese van Groenou: Determinants and outcomes of care networks in later life

With this keynote, Marjolein Broese van Groenou provides a sociological look at the relations between informal and formal care and puts care in a larger social perspective.

Watch the second part of the presentation here.


Moon Choi: Factors influencing older adult’s willingness to share their information in data-based health care innovation

In talk Moon Choi speaks about different generations of older adults and their views on privacy issues in the use of technology in eldercare.

Watch the second part of the presentation here.


Simon Biggs: Inclusion, voice, dementia and the future of public health

After the 2018 MATURE project conference Simon Biggs gave this presentation at VIVE on the attitudes toward dementia in the public through the perspectives of people with dementia, carers, and health, welfare and service professionals.


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