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The Impact Hub Fellowship for Longer Lives is calling for submissions from entrepreneurs to address the challenges of the increase in human life expectancy, falling birth rates and an ageing workforce.
The focus of the new Fellowship programme will be to create innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing society. Participants can pitch their ideas to win over £30,000 of start-up support.
Created in 2013 by AXA, Swiss Re Foundation and Impact Hub, The Impact Hub Fellowship for Longer Lives is part of an international programme to be implemented in Oaxaca, Milan, Madrid and London.
The Impact Hub Fellowship UK Programme will nominate up to three initiatives and award one of them a twelve month fellowship, gaining access to seed funding, focused skill development, valuable networks and a stimulating workspace at Impact Hub King’s Cross.
The number and proportion of elderly people has been growing faster than ever in most developed and developing countries. This gives rise to very significant economic, social and educational challenges, but also to many opportunities.
Through the Fellowship, Impact Hub with AXA and Swiss Re Foundation are looking for innovative initiatives that provide sustainable solutions towards meeting the challenges and opportunities posed by the UK’s ageing society.
The Fellowship will be open to ambitious, purpose-driven entrepreneurs who aim to revolutionise the status quo and who find that collaboration is the most powerful tool to generate positive impact. Awards will be made to initiatives that offer scalable solutions in the form of products or services that enable changes in practice or behaviour in one or several of the following aspects:
• Organisation of family life
• Education system
• Corporate economic life
• Public services