ISCF healthy ageing trailblazers: stage 1

7 October 2019

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £2 million in stage 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Healthy Ageing Trailblazers.

The aim of the Trailblazers is to encourage businesses and public sector led collaborations, including social enterprises, to develop and demonstrate how products, services and business models which support people as they age will be adopted at scale.

This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. You can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to conduct research and develop a business plan. For stage 1 of the competition you can apply as a single applicant. Stage 2 proposals must be collaborative.

In stage 2, the delivery stage, we will invest up to £38 million. This is to develop and implement the products, services or business models, with individual eligible project costs up to £6 million.(Please note the change made on 19 Sept to funding from £1.5 million to £2 million in stage 1 and from £36 million to £38 million in stage 2.)

Only projects successful in stage 1 will be invited to apply for stage 2.

This competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the deadline stated.

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In stage 1 your project’s total eligible costs may be up to £100,000.

Closing Date

27 November 2019 12:00pm

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