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UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards support ancient remedies as much as bleeding-edge innovations

Top tips

  • Catalyst awards are not only for highly technological innovations with a clearly defined route to market
  • You should be focused on impact beyond just academic impact
  • Building links with charities and other organisations is a good way to do that
  • The application is straightforward, as you would expect for a one-year grant

After a successful first call in 2020, UK Research and Innovation’s Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards will return this year. Supported by venture capitalists Zinc, the awards are for research into products and services to help people enjoy at least five extra healthy and independent years of life by 2035, narrowing the gap between the experiences of the richest and the poorest.

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