The @UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge Catalyst Awards is now OPEN! 

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6th February 2023


The Catalyst Awards support researchers to take an entrepreneurial approach, using their research to create impactful and scalable products and services that improve later life.

Award winners gain a £62,500 grant from @UK Research and Innovation (from a total fund of £1.25m for this round) and a structured programme of personal development, product and enterprise support from Zinc. Our application process is designed to be supportive and to help you develop your ideas. Over 50 researchers have benefited from being part of our cohorts so far.

Please explore the resource hub before you apply – it has all the resources and templates you need to create a strong application.

This call closes on Tuesday 21st February at 4pm.

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