There are four Crosscutting Activity Teams that support our research:
CC1 Knowledge Mobilization
Knowledge mobilization is connecting people with people and people with evidence. It is about getting the right information to the right people in the right format at the right time, with the intent of influencing decision-making among older adults, caregivers, and key stakeholders.
CC1 will support AGE-WELL network members by:
- providing knowledge mobilization tools, workshops, and advice, at the project and network level
- conducting research and evaluation of knowledge mobilization activities
- contributing to the overall knowledge mobilization strategy for AGE-WELL
CC2 Commercialization and Technology Transfer
Commercialization is the process of making a new product or service available on the market. At AGE-WELL, our researchers hope to see their efforts improve the health and well-being of Canadian older adults and their caregivers. The commercialization and distribution of products make this a reality.
CC2 will support AGE-WELL network members by:
- working with our industry partners and project leaders to better understand pathways for innovation
- developing novel and innovative approaches to commercialize the outcomes (both technology and services) of AGE-WELL
- providing practical advice and tools to conduct market and policy analyses, service and business modeling, development of ethical guidelines and technical standards
CC3 Transdisciplinary Working
Transdisciplinary working is an approach to research that involves scientists from diverse academic disciplines and experiential stakeholders (e.g. older adults and caregivers, industry and community, policymakers) as researchers or partners. The aim of this type of approach is to solve complex social problems by developing innovations and knowledge that have real-world impact.
CC3 will support AGE-WELL network members by:
- developing shared concepts and understandings, goals and working practices in order to work effectively as a single team to tackle the complexity of real-world problem domains
- organizing workshops, journal clubs, seminars and other activities to ensure that AGE-WELL develops a common frame of reference and shared concepts in the area of transdisciplinary working
- conducting research to capture the learning from transdisciplinary working activities across the network
CC4 Training and Mentorship
Through the EPIC (Early Professionals, Inspired Careers) program, CC4 emphasizes the development of skills, ideas, teamwork, and relationship-building to train HQP to be industry, academic, and community leaders in the development and introduction of technology to the health system and marketplace.
CC4 will support AGE-WELL network members by:
- developing a unique training environment that exposes AGE-WELL trainees to multi-disciplinary research environments and to our industry and community partners through collaborative partnerships
- conducting research that aims to both evaluate the current training program and to inform future programming
- facilitating collaboration and mentorship, and offering experiential learning opportunities, courses, workshops, lectures, webinars, journal clubs, book clubs, and a summer institute
Meet our Crosscutting Activity Leads at http://agewell-nce.ca/crosscutting-activity-leads