Global challenge seeking solutions for improving healthy longevity


  • Mary Corcoran
  • Univadis Medical News
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A collaboration with nine global organisations has announced the launch of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multi-year, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life.

The Healthy Longevity Global Competition calls on teams and individuals of any background to submit innovative ideas, with the goal of extending the human health span. According to organisers, the competition seeks to amass a diverse portfolio of ideas, focusing on areas such as disease prevention and interception, molecular pathways, mobility, functionality, social connectedness and more.

The competition will consist of three phases. During the initial phase, around 450 awards worth approximately €45,000 each will be issued as seed funding to advance new, innovative ideas. In the subsequent phase, awards worth up to approximately €900,000 will be issued to awardees who have demonstrated significant progress in order to support the further advancement of their bold ideas. In the final phase, at least one grand prize of up to €4.5 million will be awarded for achievement of a breakthrough innovation that extends the human health span. 

The first phase of the initiative opens in January 2020, and applications will be accepted for approximately six weeks.