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Fund title: Healthy Ageing Social Ventures

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding for feasibility studies and industrial research projects to develop and deliver innovative products and services to support people as they age

Application deadline:

15 September 2021

Fund description:

The aim of this competition is to enable businesses with a social purpose to develop and deliver innovative products and services to support healthy ageing.

Innovate UK (IUK) will award up to £4 million (incl VAT) across two strands. These are:

  1. Healthy Ageing Social Ventures Feasibility Studies for projects with costs up to £50,000
  2. Healthy Ageing Social Ventures industrial research for projects with costs from £50,000 to £150,000 for prototype development and evaluation

Projects must address one or more of the 7 themes identified by the Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework to support people as they age:

  • living well with cognitive impairment
  • sustaining physical activity
  • maintaining health at work and work in later life
  • managing the common complaints of ageing
  • design for age-friendly homes
  • creating healthy active places
  • supporting social connections

Further information:

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/956/overview