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Healthy Ageing

Campaign #2

Campaign #2: Helping people remain independent, productive, active
and socially connected for longer

Applications Now Closed

As part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, up to £98m will be invested in research and innovation that enables people remain independent, productive, active and socially connected for longer.

The number of people over 75 in the UK today is one in 12. By 2040, it will rise to one in 7. We’re also living for longer and a third of children born now are expected to live to 100. This presents a challenge to health services, but it is also an opportunity for businesses and researchers who can help people to stay active and productive as they age.

In recognition of this opportunity, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme will invest £200k+ into R&D project proposal development for UKRI’s Healthy Ageing funding challenge  plus other opportunities.

We therefore invite academics (from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey), companies and consortia, including companies and academics, to apply for funding of up to £35k per project to help develop collaborative R&D proposals for these calls.

Each funding award can be used for bid writing, consortia partnership development and project management. Read our guide on how the funds can be used

The six partner universities have extensive health and wellbeing expertise and capabilities, so there are diverse opportunities to collaborate with them. View a summary of their research capabilities. Funding will only be allocated to proposals which seek to include an academic partner from the universities from Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. If you do not have a partnership in place already, we can help identify suitable partners.

The Scale-Up Programme is a partnership between:

Are you an SME?

If you have a potential R&D project in the pipeline, now is the ideal time to get some support to build a powerful bid.

These bids open up many opportunities, including:

  • partnering with the health research capabilities of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Read a summary of their research capabilities
  • support to access public and private funding
  • rapid scale-up.

Are you a researcher?

If your research/expertise has applications which support healthy ageing, there are many benefits to engaging with this campaign including:

  • potential to significantly increase your research income
  • expanding and developing your industrial network
  • building the impact of your research.

To support your R&D project proposal

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Healthy Ageing #2

Application for R&D proposal development

Applications now closed

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