Addressing challenges and opportunities for those aged 50+ using social media

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Pictured, from left, was Aine Phealan, ISAX, Dr. Sarah Beecham, LERO, Gary Thompson, IBM and Prof. Ita Richardson, LERO.
Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media

Irish research programme to investigate if new social media platform can address challenges and opportunities for those aged 50+

  • Lero programme seeks volunteers aged 50+ to participate
  • “More than a LinkedIn, Facebook or online water cooler for all aged 50+”

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, IBM Ireland and ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) have announced a two year research programme which could result in a new social media platform which would allow older people to offer and receive volunteer services, make new friends and interact. The Science Foundation Ireland supported initial research programme is valued at an estimated €116,400.

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Annual Report 2016

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screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-11-57-43ISAX are delighted to present the annual report for our inaugural year, 2016.

We have made great strides in our first year including gaining 24 members from leading businesses, academic institutions and government agencies.

ISAX is quickly becoming the go-to expert in the older consumer and population ageing we hope to continue this momentum in 2017.

Download our annual report below:


Programme seeks to engage older entrepreneurs in Limerick

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From the Limerick Leader, May 30th 2016 by Nick Rabbits

A NEW start-your-own business programme for people approaching retirement is to kick off in Limerick.

The ‘Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange’ (ISAX), which has set up its headquarters in Arthur’s Quay is to welcome older entrepreneurs to its programme, which will see those interested in setting up a new firm taken through a programme of support.

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Nationwide search is on for ‘mature entrepreneurs’

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Published by the Irish Independent on 04/05/2016

The DCU Ryan Academy and Local Enterprise Offices are teaming up for a new programme aimed at entrepreneurs aged 55 and over. The Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX) is behind the scheme. ISAX chief executive Anne Connolly said there is an “increasing number of healthy mature people with the skills, financial resources and time available to contribute to economic activity”.

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