The number of people in the UK aged over 75 will rise from 1 in 12 today to 1 in 7 by 2040. A third of children born today can expect to live to 100.
This rising life expectancy poses a significant challenge for health services. It is also an opportunity for businesses to develop new products and services that will help us all to lead healthy and active lives in older age.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £2 million from the fund to invest in stage 1 of the Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition.
Up to £38 million could be available in a second phase to support the development of the best ideas in a series of large projects.
The competition aims to establish large, multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects that demonstrate new business models and products working at scale to provide new and sustainable services for older people.
- sustaining physical activity
- maintaining health at work
- designing for age-friendly homes
- managing common complaints of ageing
- living well with cognitive impairment
- supporting social connections
- creating healthy and active places
The deadline for applications is at midday on 27 November 2019 and businesses and public sector organisations of any size may apply.
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.