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Client: Cross- border connections on Ambient Assisted Living
Knowledge Provider: Belfast Metropolitan College
Sector: Health and Life Sciences

Cross- border connections on Ambient Assisted Living

Belfast Met’s Connected Care initiative works with public, private and community organisations associated with the wider care arena.


The College, in conjunction with Ulster University, has been working closely with the Lisburn based Care Provider, Advanced Community Care.
We aim to deliver more than just a service to our clients, Advanced Community Care is committed to promoting dignity and independence.
ACC is a small independent Care Provider covering areas in both Lisburn and Belfast. The Director is Niall Smyth.

About the Case

The Company are keen to develop a new Care Business Model that will take advantage of the emerging technologies associated with Ambient Assistive Living.

As part of this process the company visited the Great Northern Haven, ‘Living-Lab’, managed by the Research Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology.
With regard to the knowledge transfer opportunity, Niall Smyth from ACC said:
This has been an extremely useful and insightful opportunity, facilitated by BMet and DkIT. It is particularly timely for us as a business as we are currently exploring new innovative delivery models.
Photo – Rodd Bond DkIT, Karen McCann, BMet, Niall Smyth, ACC

About the Knowledge Provider

The Knowledge Provider is Belfast Metropolitan College. Belfast Met provides industry relevant education and training at a range of levels, delivering programmes and courses to address the skill needs of everyone. Working with public, private and community partners the College has developed innovative offerings that will meet the future demand for skills, resulting in a talented workforce. The College is currently working with the Ulster University through the HE/FE Collaboration fund on a Connected Care initiative.

The Results

The Company are moving forward with the development of an innovative business/delivery model. The knowledge sharing opportunity has progressed and refined their thoughts. The next step will be further collaboration with both Ulster University and Belfast Metropolitan College through a joint Knowledge Transfer Partnership proposal.

Contact Details of Knowledge Provider:
Knowledge Provider Name: Belfast Metropolitan College
Contact Name: Karen McCann
Telephone number: 028 90265069

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