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Designing Solutions for the Healthy Ageing Challenge

Posted on 14/05/2020

£9.5m available from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support world leading research into healthy ageing solutions.

Effective design together with ‘age tech’ will play a key role in the Healthy Ageing Challenge goal to ensure people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap between the experiences of the richest and poorest. The result – a more inclusive and fulfilled society.

 

£9.5m (100% fEC) is available from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support world leading research that makes a significant contribution to the lives of people as they age as part of the ISCF Social Behavioural Design Research Programme (SBDRP).

 

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-led Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Healthy Ageing Challenge asks industry and researchers to develop products and services to help people remain independent, productive, active and socially connected for longer. The Social Behavioural Design Research Programme (SBDRP) will fund interdisciplinary academic-led teams to carry out research into social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing.

 

All projects must be led by academics from recognized UK Research Organisations. For further information on eligibility and funded costs, please consult the ESRC Research Funding Guide.

Briefing Webinar

Join us for the briefing webinar on 27 May to hear about the Healthy Ageing Challenge from Challenge Director, George MacGinnis (UKRI) and Research Director Professor Judith Phillips (University of Stirling), as well as expert introductions to engaging with older people and business and innovation sectors. There will be further information about the funding call and a dedicated Q&A session where the Panel will respond to your questions.

Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for those intending to submit applications to the ISCF Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme, either as Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators or Project Partners. It will also be of interest to those supporting the preparation of proposals to the Programme.

 

Businesses, third sector and government organisations are encouraged to attend the event, and to note that all funded projects are expected to engage with businesses, including social enterprises, to share knowledge about the social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing. However, businesses, third sector and government organisations can only join projects as Co-investigators or Project Partners; they can claim a combined total of no more than 30% of the total grant, and must be based in the UK.

 

Register for the briefing webinar here!

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