Seed Fund Challenge invites applicants to deliver innovative ways to help Cork’s elderly citizens maintain a good quality of life.
Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance recently launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland. Through this challenge call, Cork County Council wishes to explore low cost, innovative and accessible solutions that will help all of its older citizens to maintain a good quality of life and enable them to remain and feel secure in their home.
Solutions sought should address one or more of the effects of being / feeling isolated and insecure and in particular increase the resilience of older people to respond to the impacts of critical events. The SBIR challenge is a joint initiative between Cork County Council and Enterprise Ireland and is open for applications until 2nd June 2017. Successful applicants will be selected by an open competition process run in two phases. The competition is open to any organisation, university and service providers.
Interested parties can apply on E-Tenders until the closing date of the 2nd June via the following link
About Age Friendly Cork County Alliance
The Age Friendly Cork County Alliance aims to facilitate increased participation of older people in the social, economic and cultural life of the community. This Alliance brings together the older residents of Cork and the key service providers from the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors to identify opportunities and work together to make Cork an excellent place in which to live, work and grow old.
About Enterprise Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
For more information, please contact: Claire Davis, Programme Manager, Cork Smart Gateway, firstname.lastname@example.org