Who can apply

Students (undergrad, postgrad) and graduates who are within one year of graduation may apply. We also accept applications from Non-Students with suitable skills and experience, but the Care Innovation Challenge is focusing on students. We recommend applying as multi-disciplined team to include a range of skills and perspectives. 

We welcome applications from students of all experiences, faculties and academic disciplines.

Rules of creating a team

A team must include 2-3 people (BUT,  due to requests, we will accept individual applications who will be paired with other individual applicants to form a pair or trio).

Teams should be from the same academic institution, but this is not essential.

Application process


Announcement of successful teams

The teams will be contacted by email on Monday 5th of February 2018 regarding their outcome. Successful teams will be invited to the Care Innovation Challenge on February 17th & 18th, 2018. 

Making sure your diary is free

Make sure your diaries are free for the Weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of February 2018. The 5 top teams to be selected from the Care Innovation Challenge weekend will be invited back on Saturday 10th of March 2018 to pitch again where all teams with high quality ideas have the potential to unlock more support, more funding and provided with entry routes to test and pilot you idea. 

Weekend Challenge Prizes

5 teams will be presented with a £500 project grant to develop their idea over 4 weeks. 

Each team member will win a personal prize of £100

Each team will be connected with a mentor to develop the project over 4 weeks before the next round on Saturday 10th of March

The March 10th presentations will give teams the chance to demonstrate the value of their solution and the strength of the team. All 5 teams have the opportunity to unlock more funding, and mentoring in addition to support to develop their solution and apply for UnLtd's Transform Ageing Accelerator. 


Care Innovation Challenge 2017 Application Form (docx)


Care Innovation Challenge 2017 Application Form (pdf)