Impact Hub, together with AXA and Swiss Re Foundation, launched a global Impact Hub Fellowship, to create innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing society.
The increase in human’s life expectancy and demographic ageing has become one of the major challenges facing our society today. Although there is still a north-south disparity, it is a global phenomenon and since 2009, the number and proportion of elderly people has been growing faster than ever in both developed and developing countries. This gives rise to very significant economic, social and educational challenges, concerning everyone of us. However, it is also a source of barely-yet explored opportunities.
Together with AXA and Swiss Re Foundation, Impact Hub launched a global Impact Hub Fellowship, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to address the challenges of the increase in human’s life expectancy and demographic ageing. The Impact Hub Fellowship for Longer Lives, implemented in four different cities in the world (Milan, London, Oaxaca and Madrid), will nominate up to twelve initiatives and award four of them with a one year fellowship, gaining access to seed funding, focused skill development, valuable networks and a stimulating workspace at Impact Hub.
Impact Hub Fellowship is a topic focused entrepreneurial idea award and one-year incubation program designed to attract, select and support early stage impact orientated entrepreneurs and help them realize their innovations for a more sustainable world. Each Fellowship gets implemented by the collaborative effort of key stakeholders.
The Fellowship will be open to purpose-driven entrepreneurs, who are ambitious, aiming to revolutionize the status quo and find that collaboration is the most powerful tool to generate positive impact. Awarded will be scalable solutions in the form of products or services that enable changes in practice or behavior in one or several of the following aspects: organization of family life, education system, corporate economic life and public services.