The Selwyn Innovation Challenge aims to fund innovative products and services that significantly improve outcomes for older people.
We know that New Zealanders have the ability to create amazing solutions through collaboration and innovation, and we want to foster an innovation eco-system that promotes Respectful Ageing.
Our research across Auckland and Northland identified 37,500 significantly vulnerable older people in those areas alone. That number is only expected to grow as our ageing population increases.
We are looking to raise awareness of the challenges facing an ageing population and spur businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs and community organisations to come up with creative ways to enable real change, whether that’s through technology, products or services.