Support for innovations to improve life for older people

UKRI is shortlisting for healthy ageing funding awards

7th June 2021 about a 2 minute read

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.

The Community of Practice is run by the Centre for Ageing Better on behalf of UKRI. It has a resource library with over 300 resources.

  • This month selected applicants in the Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards will be pitching their final ideas to a panel in a bid to receive funding. 

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.