National Innovation Challenge on Active and Confident Ageing

The National Innovation Challenge (NIC) on Active and Confident Ageing seeks to catalyse innovative ideas and research in Singapore that can transform the experience of ageing in Singapore, tomorrow.

Key Research Thrusts

The NIC comprises three key research thrusts:

i.  Lengthening of health span 
We want to find better ways of delaying the onset of disease and disability and instead extend seniors’ "health spans", so that our seniors can continue to lead economically and socially active lives for much longer. 

ii.  Productive longevity 
We want to facilitate research and innovation that can unlock the talent, energies and productivity in longevity, for the benefit of individuals, society and our nation. For instance, potential research and innovation can be conducted to enable learning and re-learning throughout the ageing process, as well as to create ageless work places.

iii.  Ageing in place 
We are looking at research in science and technology to help seniors live independent and autonomous lives despite physical frailty. We seek new innovative solutions to effectively support ageing in place, in a smart city.

Call for Proposals

You may refer to this weblink for the latest call for proposals.


Interested parties can contact nic_ageing@moh.gov.sg to find out more.


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