Business support

Innovation in Healthy Ageing

Supporting SME growth through innovation

Programme overview

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:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical technology
  • Medical bio-technology
  • Healthcare services.

Ideas could be for new technology, applications that complement existing technology, new service models or process innovation.


Who is it for?

Eligible businesses based in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. To check you are eligible click here.


How do I get involved?

If you are eligible, Register now.

You can also view upcoming Innovation in Healthy Ageing events here.


The programme will be delivered by:

  • WEST DEVON BUSINESS INFORMATION POINT
  • DEVON COUNTY  COUNCIL
  • SOUTH WEST ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE NETWORK
  • UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

 


Challenges

Please click here to review the four challenge themes.


Frequently asked questions

To view our frequently asked questions, click here.


Contact us

Email: innovationinhealthyageing@devon.gov.uk

Devon County Council

Contact: Debra Steele

Tele: 01392 383000

Email: debra.steele@devon.gov.uk

West Devon Business Information Point

Contact: Dee Gill

Tele:0800 592872

Email: dee.g@businessinfopoint.co.uk

University of Plymouth

Contact: John Tredinnick-Rowe

Tele: 01752 587573

Email: john.tredinnick.rowe@plymouth.ac.uk

SW Academic Health Science Network

Contact: Hannah Girvan

Tele: 07539 256805

Email: Hannah.Girvan@swahsn.com