The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is holding a series of regional events at which selected designers, inventors, entrepreneurs and manufacturers can obtain expert feedback and practical guidance on their dementia-friendly product ideas. This will be provided by expert panels representing areas such as user experience, care, health, regulation, technology, materials science, new product development and design, funding and commercialisation. A pilot event will be held in London on 30 March 2016.

A) YOUR BACKGROUND

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* 1. Applicant details

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* 2. Email 

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* 3. What is the name of your dementia-friendly product?

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* 4. Please provide a brief description of your product, including a website url if applicable

B) YOUR EXPERTISE

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* 5. How many people are directly involved in or employed by your organisation?

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* 6. What expertise & experience do you have in your core team?

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* 7. Are there any significant skills gaps that you need to address? If so please give them here:

C) PRODUCT INFORMATION

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* 8. What stage is your product at?

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* 10. Which issue(s) or theme(s) does your dementia-friendly product seek to address?

D) USER UNDERSTANDING

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* 11. What stage of dementia is your product primarily aimed at?

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* 12. In what ways is your product 'dementia friendly'?

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* 13. Please describe any user testing/engagement in your product by people living with dementia and/or their carers

E) COMMERCIALISATION

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* 14. Briefly describe the expected market potential for your product, and indicate any regulations that you need to comply with.

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* 15. Are you familiar with the main competition for your product? How is your's differentiated?

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* 16. How is your product funded?

F) TECHNOLOGY & IPR

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* 17. Which enabling technologies does or could your product incorporate? e.g sensors or advanced materials

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* 18. Do you have any intellectual property rights in place?

G) WHAT HELP & SUPPORT DO YOU NEED?

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* 19. What kind of feedback, guidance and/or introductions do you hope the Innovation Panel will provide?

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* 20. Please give a specific question or request for the Innovation Panel here:

H) SMALL PRINT

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* 22. I understand that my application is subject to shortlisting, and that KTN will make the final decision as to whether it is submitted to the Innovation Panel on this or another occasion. 

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