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AGE-WELL young entrepreneur award is accepting applications

Posted on: Feb 13, 2019
AGE-WELL is accepting applications for the Agewell emerging entrepreneur award. Focus areas for this award are listed below:
1. Supportive homes and communities: Smart homes, Age-friendly communities
2. Health care and health service delivery: Nanotechnologies, wearable health technologies, telemedicine, medical management systems
3. Autonomy and independence: Assistive technology, stick-on-hip protectors
4. Cognitive health and dementia: Diagnostic and predictive tools, wandering detection, locator and GPS tracking devices
5. Mobility and transportation: Smart wheelchairs, autonomous vehicles, transportation service mobile applications
6. Health and lifestyle wellness: Wearables, health and fitness applications, virtual exercise systems
7. Staying connected: Mobile applications, social games, social and telepresence robots, friendly caller programs, virtual reality technology
8. Financial wellness and employment: financial mobile applications, cyber-security enhancement programs, technology based vocational programs, workplace accommodations
Award: $25000 + training and mentoring support from AGE-WELL. Award funds will flow as salary support in compliance with AGE-WELL grant administration guidelines and practices.
Eligibility: Students, post-doctoral fellows, or have graduated from your program or completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the last three years seeking to turn their innovation into a viable business through an existing or planned start-up company. A registered company is not required.
Applications Open: 1 February, 2019
Completed Applications Due:  8 March, 2019
Results Available: 27 March, 2019
Funding Commences: April 2019
Please feel free to discuss any ideas that you may have with me. Feel free to drop by my office (AW119) or email me at isha.katyal@concordia.ab.ca. CIAR will work with you to apply for this award.
Isha Katyal
Manager, Centre for Innovation and Applied Research