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ISCF healthy ageing trailblazers: stage 1


  • Competition opens: Monday 23 September 2019
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 27 November 2019 12:00pm
  • Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £1.5 million in stage 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Healthy Ageing Trailblazers.

    The aim of the Trailblazers is to encourage businesses and public sector led collaborations, including social enterprises, to develop and demonstrate how products, services and business models which support people as they age will be adopted at scale.

    This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. You can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to conduct research and develop a business plan. For stage 1 of the competition you can apply as a single applicant. Stage 2 proposals must be collaborative.

    In stage 2, the delivery stage, we will invest up to £36 million. This is to develop and implement the products, services or business models, with individual eligible project costs up to £6 million.  Only projects successful in stage 1 will be invited to apply for stage 2.

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  • For more information on the support provided by Enterprise Europe Network Scotland to Scottish SMEs wishing to apply, contact