IBEC at active ageing festival in the UK

Monday is a more formal conference about ageing involving citizens, medical professionals, patients’ associations, city councilors, and university representatives, and is providing a good networking opportunity. Other international exhibitors at the festival include Lodz Medical University from Poland and Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing from the Netherlands, both also members of EIT Health.

“Most of the visitors to our stand have been really interested to find out about the research that’s being done at IBEC, even though many have joked that they won’t be around to benefit from the results,” says Head of Communications and Outreach Vienna Leigh, who’s attending the festival with Strategic Initiatives Project Manager Sergio González and Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies PhD student Jesús Ordoño. “Others were more interested in discussing Sunday’s referendum in Catalonia, or finding out what we thought about Brexit.”

The Coventry Life Festival is being organised by Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Age UK, Age Friendly Coventry, the city council and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.