Our Research Innovation programme

Our innovation team want to identify and develop new solutions to help everyone affected by dementia to live well. We welcome ideas specifically designed to overcome the barriers that dementia can bring. 

Current innovation projects 

How does Alzheimer's Society innovate?

Our innovation team use 3 key approaches to deliver new solutions to improve lives of people affected by dementia. 

1. Accelerator Programme

We want to speed up the time to develop the new service or product so that we can improve the lives of people affected by dementia quicker. These projects are led by engineers, innovators and designers. They are supported by:

  • a grant of up to £100,000
  • an Innovation buddy to guide them through the process of bringing their idea to life

The Accelerator programme is currently closed  but we will be accepting applications for the next round of projects in June 2019.

2. Sprint Life projects 

The Sprint Life projects follow the Learn, Investigate, Find and Experiment (LIFE) pathway. These projects are carried out over a period of 6 to 12 months and include both people affected by dementia and experts in the subject area to ensure a truly bespoke design specifically for dementia.

3. Partnership projects 

We partner with companies and organisations that have specialist skills and knowledge to support and run innovation projects. If your organisation is interested in partnering with us, please contact our innovation team.

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