hlThe National Academy of Medicine, in collaboration with eight global organizations representing 49 countries and territories, has announced the launch of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition

 seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life. View the press release >>

The competition calls on teams and individuals of any background — including biomedical sciences, technology and engineering, social sciences, financing, and beyond — to submit bold, innovative ideas, with the goal of extending the human healthspan. 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 consists of three phases internationally:

  • Catalyst Phase: Approximately 450 awards worth $50,000 USD each will be issued globally as seed funding to advance new, innovative ideas. The first cycle of the Catalyst Phase opens in January 2020, and applications will be accepted for approximately 6 weeks. 
  • Accelerator Phase: Awards worth $500,000 to $1 million USD or more will be issued to meritorious Catalyst awardees who have demonstrated significant progress, in order to support the further advancement of their bold ideas (starting in 2021).
  • Grand Prize: One or more grand prize(s) of up to $5 million USD will be awarded for achievement of a breakthrough innovation that extends the human healthspan (starting in 2023).
Participating Organizations: Catalyst Awards
  • Academia Sinica of Taiwan
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • EIT Health
  • Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
  • Ministry of Health and National Research Foundation of Singapore
  • UK Research and Innovation
  • U.S. National Academy of Medicine, supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • U.S. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about the Healthy Longevity Global Competition from NAM president Victor J. Dzau, MD.

Visit the Healthy Longevity Global Competition to learn more.


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