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[SCALING UP] AGETECH implementation response program issues RFP

If you have an innovative evidence-based AgeTech solution that is ready for implementation or scaling up, consider applying for a grant from AGE-WELL’s AgeTech Implementation Response (AIR) Program. The program, which launched on January 24 and is open to Canadians, supports post-discovery projects focused on implementing solutions. The application deadline is March 18, 2022, with an anticipated notice of decision and funding start in April.

The program focuses on implementation practice, defined as using strategies to change people’s behavior and the environment in which they are working (e.g., communities, home care, long-term care and seniors living settings) by introducing innovative solutions.

Implementation practice is informed by implementation science, which is defined as the best evidence available related to the successful implementation of technology-based solutions, according to AGETECH.

Applications must be submitted through AGE-WELL’s Forum Research Portal. Awards are up to $50,000 per project over one year.

AGE-WELL is also exploring collaborations with network partners to provide additional resources as part of this RFP. One example is providing software solutions to be integrated into the TEMI personal robot platform. TEMI was covered in ICAA's Journal on Active Aging. Interested parties should email partnerships@agewell-nce.ca for initial discussion and subsequent introductions.

General questions about the funding program can be directed to applications@agewell-nce.ca.

Interested applicants will need a Forum account to access the module and submit their application. To request a Forum account, e-mail applications@agewell-nce.ca.

Learn more and download the application form here


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