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Welcome to SPARC and KT-EQUAL: Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life

KT-EQUAL now has its own website.

SPARC and KT-EQUAL are working to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in the wellbeing of older people through communicating the latest ageing-related research. KT-EQUAL isthe successor to SPARC. From August 2010 the KT-EQUAL website will contain news, information about workshops and recently issued monographs. The SPARC website will be maintained for the time being, enabling access to information about SPARC projects and workshops and activities undertaken during the first 18 months of KT-EQUAL, but the SPARC website will not be updated.

Find out more about SPARC and about KT-EQUAL. For the latest News please go to the KT-EQUAL website

Recent News

  • 01 October 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: SPARC News

    A monograph of the procedings of the Canada-UK Study Tour on age-supportive built environments which took place in March is now available for downloading. 

    This is the last news item to be posted on the SPARC website. For up-to-date news please refer to the KT-EQUAL website.

  • 08 August 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: Media News

    KT-EQUAL Investigator named leading UK engineering lecturer

     

  • 30 July 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: Other Workshops

    AgeWell Conference, Birmingham - an opportunity to learn about relevant research findings and to comment on future studies. Free for people aged over 65.

  • 30 July 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: Funding Opportunities
    Discipline Hopping: Engineering and Physical Sciences and Economic and Social Sciences

    Invitation for proposals: The engineering and physical sciences and economic and social sciences interfaces are of strategic importance to EPSRC. The Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces Programme aims to enable UK engineers and physical scientists to be world-leading in research and training at existing and emerging cross-disciplinary interfaces.

  • 30 July 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: Funding Opportunities

    Future Leaders in Ageing Research in Europe "FLARE 2" Fellowhips -  is NOW OPEN for applications until 15th October 2010.

  • 01 July 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: SPARC News

    The latest issue of Computer Science for Fun (CS4FN)has a feature on SPARC Award holder Maria Wolters, as part of their special issue on Women in Computer Science.

  • 22 June 2010 | Last updated: 15 October 2010 | Category: SPARC Workshop News

    Video of KT EQUAL i-Med event held on 19th May in Bath

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Making the case about the benefits for an ageing population of scientific research

SPARC & KT-EQUAL Workshops

Please refer to the KT-EQUAL website for forthcoming workshops.

Latest Executive Summaries and Monographs

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The SPARC Story

Welcome to SPARC and KT-EQUAL: Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life

SPARC brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers in ageing. It specialises in communicating the latest design, engineering and biological ageing-related research to all stakeholders, making the case about the benefits for an ageing population of scientific research, and it encourages new blood into ageing research. Although funding for SPARC ended in December 2008, SPARC is continuing to function from the University of Reading within a new initiative - KT-EQUAL which commenced in January 2009. Soon KT-EQUAL will have its own website but for the time being news and information about SPARC and KT-EQUAL events are being handled by the SPARC website.

SPARC Mission Statement

Supporting Older People by
Putting Research into Practice and
Actively Promoting Needs and Solutions through
Research Leadership and
Commitment

Partners

BBSRC - Biotechnological and Biological Sciences Research Council EPSRC - Engineering and Phsyical Sciences Research Council