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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Healthy Ageing Cardiff – 8th October

8th October, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Park Plaza, Cardiff

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Organised by MediWales, Innovate UK and the KTN
Park Plaza, Cardiff, CF10 3AL

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MediWales, Innovate UK and the KTN are running an event to support the call for applications and consortiums for the ‘Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Healthy Ageing’.The event will be held in Cardiff on the 8th October and led by Senior Innovation Lead – Enabling Programmes in the Ageing Society, Health & Nutrition at Innovate UK, Cynthia Bullock, who will also be available for 1- 1 meetings on the day.

Our event will run from 10:30 am – 3 pm and is FREE TO ATTEND!


10.30   Arrival & Registration
11.30   Welcome Address
11.45   Introduction to UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Cynthia Bullock
12.15   Healthy Ageing – opportunities for Local Economic Growth
12.30   Healthy Ageing – opportunities for older people
12.45   Q&A
1.00     Networking lunch
1-1 Sessions with UKRI
3.00 Close

Register using the online registration form on our event page here.

Organisations and companies working in the area of healthy ageing, digital and wearables etc. are encouraged to attend!

The ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge will stimulate new ideas for products, services and business models, to help us live a healthier, happier and more independent life, as we age.

One third of children born this year are expected to live to 100. By 2040, around one in seven people in the UK are projected to be over the age of 75 (rising from one in 12 today), but ageing should not be seen as a burden on society. The over-50s account for 76% of the UK’s financial wealth, and nearly half of all consumer spending.  There are great opportunities for business to create products and exploit new markets, which will bolster our economy and generate jobs.

All funded projects will need to show how they tackle one or more of the following essential challenges of older life:

  • Sustaining physical activity
  • Maintaining health at work
  • Design for age-friendly homes
  • Creating healthy, active places
  • Supporting social connections
  • Living well with cognitive impairment
  • Managing common complaints of ageing

The UK’s world-leading academic, innovation and technology sectors are in prime position to support and enhance our increasing lifespan, designing new products to keep us active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible.

The competition will open on 23 September and details of the scope and the application process can be found here. Find out more about the industrial challenge fund here:

For further information or to discuss in more detail please get in touch with Katherine Maxwell.

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