Deadline: 2019-03-08 Award: $25,000 CAD Open to: Canadian students 18+*
The aging population is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.
This worldwide phenomenon requires global solutions if societies and economies are going to respond to the needs and aspirations of growing numbers of older adults.
Technology offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve the health and quality of life of seniors, create more sustainable health-care solutions, and open up new possibilities for businesses and government.
The technology and aging sector is now a major focus of research and innovation globally through initiatives such as Canada’s AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Europe’s Active and Assisted Living Programme, and the international Aging2.0 network.