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Independence Matters

Independence Matters was a Design Challenge to develop services that promote independence in later life. Through the programme we've funded seven inspiring start-ups. This Design Challenge funded seven inspiring start-ups offering services to promote independence in later life.

Case study — 18/02/2015

Viper Subsea

Branding solution drives 45% year-on-year growth. Branding solution drives 45% year-on-year growth.

Case study — 27/10/2014

Knee High Design Challenge: Making great things happen

This report explains the Design Challenge process and the ideas developed for the Knee High Design Challenge. This report explains the Design Challenge process and the ideas developed for the Knee High Design Challenge.

Report — 20/10/2014

Navetas

£900,000 of seed funding secured for a technology measuring energy use. £900,000 of seed funding secured for a technology measuring energy use.

Case study — 21/08/2013

University of Ulster

Taking SolaCatcher, a low cost, compact solar thermal unit, to market. Taking SolaCatcher, a low cost, compact solar thermal unit, to market.

Case study — 13/08/2013

The Amazings

One of seven inspiring start-ups funded through Independence Matters, The Amazings allowed passionate older adults the opportunity to capitalise on their life experience and offer their skills as short and long courses. Started through Independence Matters, The Amazings allowed passionate older adults to offer their skills as short and long courses.

Case study — 29/05/2012

Casserole

Casserole is a meal sharing service started through Independence Matters - it offers home cooked food, made by neighbours, for neighbours. Casserole is a meal sharing service started through Independence Matters - it offers home cooked food, made by neighbours, for neighbours.

Case study — 29/05/2012

The After Work Club

The After Work Club is a social network for men who don’t want to be ‘retired’ which started as part of Independence Matters. The After Work Club is a social network for men who don’t want to be ‘retired’ which started as part of Independence Matters.

Case study — 29/05/2012

Room for Tea

Room for Tea is a home-sharing network launched as one of seven inspiring start-ups funded through Independence Matters. Room for Tea is a home-sharing network launched as one of seven inspiring start-ups funded through Independence Matters.

Case study — 29/05/2012

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