The Innovation in Healthy Ageing Project is a European Regional Development part funded programme. As part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Communities is the managing authority for ERDF.
The programme will respond to a number of challenges and opportunities around the impact of ageing populations, changing lifestyle choices and the rise in chronic conditions, which place pressure on healthcare budgets.
Transformation in how healthcare services are delivered is essential; the NHS and local authorities who have responsibility for adult social care need to evolve the way that they do business to meet these challenges.
The Innovation in Healthy Ageing programme has been designed to utilise these challenges as a catalyst for growth.
By increasing investment in research and innovation, eligible small and medium-sized businesses will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and be eligible to apply for funding to develop ideas in the following sectors:
- Medical technology
- Medical bio-technology
- Healthcare services.
Ideas could be for new technology, applications that complement existing technology, new service models or process innovation.
For more information on the programme, visit >> https://new.devon.gov.uk/economy/business-support/innovation-in-healthy-ageing/