Welcome to the Dementia research meets motorsports Innovation Accelerator: participants resources.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all on Tuesday 6 July and thank you in advance for your participation.

On this page you will find background reading on both Dementia and Formula 1 as well as documents to assist you with the challenge that you’re taking on in this competitive workshop. We encourage you to take the time to familiarise yourself with all the content to gain the maximum benefit from the day.

Please ensure you have access to this page during the day, possibly through a separate device, as it contains handouts that you will need to reference during the ccelerator.

Innovation Accelerator programme

The programme for the day can now be downloaded. Any updates to the programme will be added here.

Background on Dementia

If you are not a dementia researcher, you might find the information below from Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) to be a helpful overview of dementia.
Quick guide to Dementia
Types of Dementia

This recent Lancet paper (Scheltens et al., 2021) provides a scientific summary of the current state of dementia research.

Background on Formula 1

If you are unfamiliar with world of F1, we recommend the Netflix series Drive to Survive.
Here Ron Dennis (founder of McLaren Group) talks about success in F1.
To understand more about how ‘F1 know-how’ has been applied in the health arena, here is an example of how McLaren has worked with GSK.

Resources for the Innovation Accelerator workshop

Each team will use this press release template to develop and describe their proposal.

This handout provides guidance about making a compelling pitch from Caroline van den Brul, author of Crackle and Fizz: Essential Communication and pitching skills for scientists.

Professor Andrey Pavlov has provided this handout and a short video about Success Mapping - a management tool that is often used for making strategy actionable and for creating strategy execution plans. At the Accelerator, we will use this tool to help you develop your pitch and plan your resource requirements.


Guidance about how to get the best out of Zoom

How to use Zoom meeting controls - YouTube

Meet the mentors

Find out more about the Innovation Accelerator mentors by reading their short bios.

Innovation Accelerator participants

Find out more about the other participants and your team allocation.