Tech Startups – £100,000 Prize Award For The Top Innovative Ideas That Can Help The Elderly Live A More Active Life
Active Ageing Challenge – Centrica Innovations is offering a £100,000 prize award to tech startups with innovative ideas that can help the ageing population live a more active lifestyle.
The UK-wide competition aims to support the development of technology solutions that can help people thrive as they get older.
According to the Office of National Statistics, a recent survey shows that the UK population is growing with 18% aged 65 and over.
Entrepreneurs and the rest of the tech community are invited to pitch for a shared £100,000 prize fund to create new services and products and solve one of society’s biggest challenges.
Alongside the prize award, winners will also have access to building a long term partnership with Centrica as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.
Sam Salisbury, director at Centrica Innovations, said: “Age is not a barrier to adopting technology. More needs to be done to engage the over 60s and to develop technology solutions that meet their living needs and ambitions.