3rd July 2018
ILC-UK are delighted to announce that the Innovating for Ageing competition is now OPEN – providing an opportunity to enter your ideas for solving the vulnerability problems identified.
The Innovating for Ageing Project
Innovating for Ageing was launched by the Just Group and the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) in January 2018 to identify solutions to the issues faced by vulnerable consumers in later life.
The project brings together groups with expertise in working with vulnerable people with experts and innovators who can provide solutions to the problems faced by vulnerable consumers.
The Innovating for Ageing project began by asking a wide range of organisations what problems the vulnerable people they work with encounter when accessing goods and services. Our Advisory Board identified the most significant problems and we presented these at a workshop held at London Campus, a Google Space on the 19th June 2018.
The shortlisted problem submissions have been made available on the Innovating for Ageing website, separated into six categories:
- End of life planning
- Identifying vulnerability
- Digital exclusion
- Isolation and loneliness
- Money matters
- Surprise us!
Award-winning ideas sought
Do you have a solution or solutions you believe can address one or more of the problems identified? We want to hear from you!
Whether you’re a start-up, large company, individual or a social enterprise we’re keen to hear your idea and help you to develop your product or service.
Participants will be eligible for prizes worth up to £10,000, as well as additional support with idea promotion, branding, and specialist support. Applications are sought by the 12th August, with an awards event in the new year to promote winning entries.
The competition is free to enter, and you can apply by completing the online application form or downloading the form here:
How else can you help?
We would be hugely grateful if you would help us to promote the competition and encourage solution finders to enter the competition. Tweets, blogs, newsletters, websites and sharing through your networks would all help – and we can provide specific text if that would be helpful. Please get in touch if so!
Please do get in touch should you need any further information. To keep updated on the project follow us on Twitter @AgeInnovations and on Facebook.
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29th January 2021
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15th January 2021
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