Both established businesses and new start-ups can benefit from funding and intensive support to launch new products and services of benefit to older people. Following an intensive series of workshops to outline some of the challenges and opportunities associated with an ageing society, we have put together a package of support to help get ideas to market.
The Accelerator programme is now finished, resulting in a shortlist of the strongest applications based on commercial potential, relevance to an ageing society and impact the Accelerator programme could have on the business. Shortlisted businesses were then invited to present their innovative solution to an expert panel at St James’ Park, Newcastle.
We’ve been working with eight ambitious businesses for six months, helping them get their products ready for commercialisation or for significant further investment.