On November 27, the Zamora Fair, the province regional authorities, and Rural Innovation Hubs organize the first technology summit for the Silver Economy.
The technology summit, gathering several local enterprises, coops, and an impressive lineup of national and international speakers, aims to position technology as the tool to provide services and products for seniors and “silver” citizens (50+).
During the conference, which will last the entire day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the +50 entrepreneurship prizes (Premios +50 emprende). This is the most important competition for new enterprises targeting the silver economy.
People attending the summit will also have the opportunity to register for the competition. The organization will be recording videos of project pitches on the spot. The first, second, and third prizes are 10,000, 5,000, and 3,000 euros, respectively, and the winners will be announced in December.
An impressive lineup of speakers
During the conference, over a dozen experts will share their ideas, projects, experiences, and services in three panels: Healthcare Technology, Digital Transformation, and Collaborative Initiatives for the Silver Economy.
Some of the speakers will be Jordi Albo-Canals, Senior researcher at Tufts University; Hila Oren, CEO of the Tel Aviv Foundation; Marina Del Corral Téllez, General Manager of CEAP, and Albert Campabadal Mas, President of the Spanish Council for Disabilities and Dependency, among others.
Additionally, people attending will have the opportunity to watch a clip of the film “Abuelos” (grandparents) and hear from Santiago Requejo, the film director. Requejo, who will be present during the session, will share his motivation to make the movie, which later helped establish the 50+ prizes mentioned above.
“In Zamora, people over 55 made forty-eight percent of the population, and we want to offer better care and quality of life. We estimate that three out of ten jobs in the region could come from the Silver Economy,” says Francisco José Requejo, president of Zamora’s provincial authority.