In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge is a $20,000 (USD) global competition to improve healthy aging by leveraging the development of breakthrough technologies, community resources and other solutions to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase engagement among the older populations.
In collaboration with Massachusetts Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts (MA Aging Council),Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AgeLab (MIT AgeLab), Benchmark Senior Living (Benchmark) and GE Healthcare are seeking ideas across four key pillars:
Develop or apply innovative approaches in caregiving
Develop or apply innovative approaches in transportation services for seniors
Develop or apply innovative elder care housing solutions
Develop or apply effective employment or volunteerism opportunities for seniors
To learn more about optimal aging, the Competition and how to get started with your Entry, download the following documents:
Below are the key In Good Company: Challenge milestones:
In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge seeks to improve healthy aging by reducing social isolation and loneliness and increasing engagement among older populations.
Submissions are Due
To be eligible for this global Competition, Entrants must submit at least one Entry by this date.
Oct – Nov
Evaluations of Submissions
Challenge Sponsors and their representatives will evaluate all proposals. The proposals that best align with Challenge mission and Entry Requirements will be considered for Challenge awards!
Challenge Winners Announced
Congratulations! The In Good Company Challenge award winners will be announced!
Submission and Selection Process
Once you submit an Entry, it will go through the following process:
To be eligible, submit at least one Entry on or before the submission deadline via the Submission Form above. Multiple entries are permitted.
Each Entry will be evaluated based on compliance with entry and judging criteria by a panel of judges comprised by GE employees associated with GE Healthcare, MIT AgeLab and Benchmark, and members of the MA Aging Council with expertise in aging, innovation, healthcare, housing and social determinants.
Winners will be publicly announced and receive cash prizes as well as may also have the opportunity to participate in prospective public/private endeavors or further engagements to help mature their solution such that it can better serve the aging population and their networks!!
We are here to guide you every step of the way as you participate in the In Good Company Challenge.
Should you have any questions, please contact challenge moderator GE GENIUSLINK.