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Making the most of our longer lives

We’re living longer than ever before. A lot longer.

A baby boy born in 1916 in England could have expected to live to about 58; a baby boy born in 2016 can expect to see his 90th birthday. The massive increases in life expectancy we’ve seen in recent years have major implications for all areas of public life – and provide a huge opportunity for businesses and social enterprises.

Discover how we’re developing ground-breaking responses to an Ageing Society

The Government has set out an ambitious mission for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge: for people to enjoy five more years of healthy, independent living by 2035 while narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and the poorest. The challenge needs to have the ambition to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people within the next decade.

Growing UK businesses through third sector partnerships

This year Innovate UK has teamed up with Coeliac UK to co-fund a competition addressing challenges facing patients with coeliac disease. We are delighted to be collaborating with a charity like Coeliac UK to fund innovative ideas that will not …

BIO 2018 – the world’s premier Life Sciences event

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BIO is undoubtedly the world’s premier Life Sciences event and a great opportunity to network with colleagues across multiple disciplines and gain access to global pharma and biotech leaders. The dust has settled and it’s back to business as usual …

The NHS at 70 – driven by innovation past, present and future

Many things have contributed to the NHS’s success, not least the vital role of innovation in treatment, equipment and process. Happy Birthday NHS, from - alongside many, many others - everyone at Innovate UK!