Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice

Welcome to the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice, a collaborative learning community for businesses, social ventures, researchers, investors and policymakers, working across sectors, disciplines and organisational types, to connect and share knowledge and insights, in relation to healthy ageing.

Are you involved in research or developing product or service innovations which will support people to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across the generations as they age?

Are you interested in the innovations emerging across the UK to support healthy ageing?

Join the Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice to hear about emerging innovations and insights in the field of healthy ageing.

About the Community of Practice

The Community of Practice welcomes everyone with an interest in sharing best practice and collaborating with the shared purpose of maximising the opportunities an ageing population brings and helping more people enjoy the benefits of leading a longer life in health. 

The Community of Practice has over 1,000 members from businesses, researchers, social ventures, investors and policymakers across the UK and beyond, working across numerous sectors and disciplines.

Amongst the community, are those projects funded by the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge (there are now over 120 funded projects).

The objectives of the community are:

  • To support knowledge exchange between businesses, social enterprises and academics to accelerate their journey to impact and scale.
  • To act as a catalyst for future innovation in healthy ageing by championing and supporting interest and growth in the sector.
  • To provide connection and collaboration opportunities between practitioners, policy makers and investors with an interest in healthy ageing. 

Join The Community

Anyone with an interest in innovation in healthy ageing is welcome to join the Community of Practice.

It’s free, and members receive news, updates and information about events from both the community and the wider healthy ageing sector.

We gather some information about you when you sign-up, as that, in turn, helps us understand the makeup and interests of the community – as well as providing insights into the growing diversity of the healthy ageing domain.

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What activities does the Community of Practice run?

It’s the interests of its members and emerging topics in healthy ageing that drive the activities of the community. As well as providing resources and a monthly newsletter, the Community of Practice runs a wide range of events – from informal catch-ups to workshops and webinars, to an annual conference. 

The Community of Practice covers themes that represent common challenges and areas of interest to all, such as:

  • Embedding co-design and maintaining engagement
  • Working towards sustainability through investment and scale
  • Demonstrating social and financial impact
  • Tackling ageism and showcasing the positives of ageing in action
  • Ensuring services reach communities where they will have the greatest impact
  • Policy updates relating to ageing populations and health and social care
  • How to best use data and technology to advance innovation

The community is facilitated by Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) with UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge team. It also shares activities and expertise from partners from across the healthy ageing ecosystem, all to support a vibrant environment of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

About the Healthy Ageing Challenge

UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge is helping businesses, including social ventures, develop and deliver services and products which support people as they age, along with the innovative business models that will help them be adopted at scale. 

The projects it supports span multiple sectors including care, leisure, financial services, work, housing, digital and energy, and all are united by a shared purpose to enable people to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible. 

Find out more about the Healthy Ageing Challenge by watching this compilation of some of the Challenge’s funded projects:

Keep in Touch and Get Involved

Anyone with an interest in innovation and healthy ageing is welcome to join the Community of Practice.

It’s free, quick and easy to sign up. As a member you will receive information on news and updates and events from the Challenge and the wider healthy ageing sector.

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Anyone with an interest in innovation and healthy ageing is welcome to join the Community of Practice.

It’s free, quick and easy to sign up. As a member you will receive information on news and updates and events from the Challenge and the wider healthy ageing sector.

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Related Events and Recordings

Tue
6
Sep
2022

Healthy Ageing - Mindset Competition Briefing

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Wed
23
Feb
2022

Navigating the funding and investment landscape

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Tue
1
Feb
2022

Data driven innovation and person-centred design

13.00 - 14.00 | Online

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Thu
16
Dec
2021

Framing ageing and making your comms age-inclusive

23.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Tue
14
Dec
2021

Sourcing and using Healthy Ageing facts and figures

14.00 - 15.30 | Online

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Fri
26
Feb
2021

Remote co-production webinar

13.00 - 14.00 | Online

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Tue
24
Nov
2020

Ageism Webinar

12.00 - 13.00 | Online

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Mon
9
Nov
2020

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for Healthy Ageing Showcase

13.00 - 17.00 | Online

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