Manulife and World Economic Forum Launch the Prospering in Longevity Challenge to ...

credit: sheknows

The World Economic Forum is putting its money where its mouth is, in the hopes of helping the world live longer.

The forum has launched the Prospering in Longevity Challenge, a three-year initiative with financial services company UpLink that aims to "help people make their decisions easier and accessible to help them live longer," per a press release.

The idea is to spur innovation in three areas: health, well-being, and financial resilience.

"We are partnering with the World Economic Forum and UpLink because of our shared sense of urgency to find inclusive and innovative solutions to help people worldwide live longer healthier while better lives," UpLink's Global Chief Sustainability Officer says.

The first of the three challenges is focused on financial resilience; the other two are focused on improving health and well-being, and the third is focused on climate change and sustainable forest management.

The winners of the first two challenges will be announced in July, and will be able to apply until July 22, 2024.

John Hancock, the parent company of UpLink, says it's "committed to scaling innovative solutions that strengthen financial resilience across longer lives."

(Here's how to stay young.)

Read the Entire Article

Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Amazon, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Merck To Build Digital Health Innovation Lab

In a not-so-surprising development, some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world are teaming up with an Israeli science park to create a digital health innovation lab, the Times of...more

Why an 'Ai Health Coach' Won'T Solve the World'S Chronic Disease Problems

Arianna Huffington and Sam Altman have teamed up to create an AI health coach that they say will "reverse the trend lines on chronic diseases." Their new company, Thrive AI Health, plans to use...more

Meet the Sunderland Hairdresser Who Founded an Innovative Wig Business after Cancer Battle

"After going through hell receiving a diagnosis, feeling like you're losing your femininity, your hair is an important part of your identity," Nicola Wood tells the Northern Echo. So when the...more

Innovative Methods to Examine Embryonic Spinal Cord Defects

Researchers at University College London have developed 3D-printed sensors that can measure the forces needed to form the spinal cord in chicken embryos. The development could help researchers...more

Innerb, Number One Ranked Korean Supplements Brand on Amazon, Is Ready For Amazon ...

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can take advantage of the company's three-day-long sale starting at 3pm ET Monday. But if you don't already have an Amazon Prime membership, you won't be...more

Students Champion Sustainability with Reusable Diaper Innovation

Two college students in Kenya have come up with a novel way to help the environment: homemade diapers. Cecilia Kahawa, 23, and Fridah Kathure, 22, of Nkabune Technical Training Institute in Meru...more

Rmh Inks Agreement with Mount Sinai Health System for Innovation

New York's Mount Sinai Health System has a new partner: an Indian hospital in the city. The not-for-profit Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in Bengaluru has signed a long-term collaboration agreement...more

Uto Bulabula

Fourteen children from four Pacific countries will undergo heart surgery in Fiji this month in what New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is calling the "largest mission undertaken in...more

Innovative Model of Care to Bring Improved Access to Health for Queensland/New South ...

For years, the residents of two Australian communities have had to travel hundreds of miles to get health care. Now, thanks to a $1.5 million federal grant, the residents of Boggabilla and...more

Introducing Nniish: a New Era for Sport and Health Tech Innovation in Wales

If you're looking for a way to improve your health and well-being, there's a new project out of Wales that could help. Swansea University has launched the National Network for Innovation in Sport...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Rwanda as Social Entrepreneur Fund Beneficiary

The Republic of Rwanda has been picked as one of the six African countries as beneficiaries for a new fellowship fund program designed at supporting social entrepreneurs in tackling issues on food security.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

Striving Readers | Office of Native American Programs Training and Technical Assistance for Indian Housing Block Grant | Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program | Productivity and Technology Data | Supporting Teens through Education and Protection Act of 2005 (STEP Act) | Disadvantaged Health Professions Faculty Loan Repayment
(FLRP) and Minority Faculty Fellowship
| Basic Center Grant | Interoperable Communications Equipment | | Site Style by YAML | | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders