UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) is investing up to £98million in initiatives to promote healthy ageing.
The Healthy Ageing Challenge aims to help businesses, including social enterprises, to create products and services to help people as they age, and deliver them at scale
The idea is to enable people to remain active, productive, independent, and socially connected across generations for as long as possible.
The latest phase of the initiative is a new Community of Practice to bring together those organisations funded by the challenge, plus others involved in the area of healthy ageing.
This learning community will encourage members to collaborate, share expertise, and gain insights from the innovation and research both funded by the project and from the wider healthy ageing sector.
The Community of Practice includes members from the fields of health, tech, research, social care, construction, investment, co-design, and as well as others who have an interest in developing solutions that support people to age well.
Projects include approaches to both the physical and social aspects of ageing and to issues that affect wider society.
A final decision on this year’s winners will be taken in July.