Catalysing Innovation Funding for Healthy Ageing

Mon, Jan 18, 2021, 2:00 PM (GMT)


Ageing Research at King’s (ARK), Aging2.0 and Zinc are excited to sponsor this conversation on research and innovation with Lynne Corner, George MacGinnis and Christina Victor as the UKRI Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards kick off their call for applications.

This event explores the acceleration of innovation, funding and collaboration in research that addresses the biggest challenges and opportunities in healthy ageing. Hear about how experimentation and partnership with industry are opening up new routes to impact and opportunities for academics aiming to translate their research.

Join us and discover more about the healthy ageing sector. (Click below to register for the event via Aging2.0 if you have not registered with directly via Zinc)



Lynne Corner, Director of VOICE and Director of Engagement at the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Faculty of Medical Sciences

Christina Victor, Professor of Gerontology and Public Health at Brunel

George MacGinnis, Challenge Director for Healthy Ageing, UK Research and Innovation


Richard Siow, Director of Ageing Research at King’s College London

Eric Kihlstrom, UK Ambassador for Aging2.0

Diane Morgan, Talent Director at Zinc VC

UKRI Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards

The UKRI Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards are seeking bold new ideas to translate and accelerate the impact of research into later life. A collaborative, non-traditional funding opportunity, the Awards offer £62,500 (100% fEC) alongside a co-creation application process and programme of support from Zinc.

Applications are encouraged from UK-based researchers who are connected with a university or eligible research institution, including early career researchers and those in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Sign up for a Prototyping Problems Workshop in January 2021 to begin your innovation journey.

Website: Zinc VC Catalyst Page


Keynote Speakers

  • George MacGinnis

    George MacGinnis


    Director, ISCF Healthy Ageing

  • Lynne Corner

    Lynne Corner

    Newcastle University

    Director of VOICE Global and Director of Engagement, Faculty of Medical Sciences

    See Bio
  • Christina Victor

    Christina Victor

    Brunel University

    Director of Research Institute - IHME / Vice Dean Research


Monday, Jan 18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT)


  • Eric Kihlstrom

    Eric Kihlstrom


    UK Ambassador

  • Richard Siow

    Richard Siow

    Ageing Research at King's


  • Diane Morgan

    Diane Morgan


    Talent Director

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