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In Good Company Challenge

In Good Company Challenge

Improving the experience of aging in Massachusetts through creative new solutions.
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Challenge Overview

Why solve for social isolation and loneliness?

In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge is a $20,000 (USD) global competition to improve healthy aging by leveraging the development of breakthrough technologies, community resources and other solutions to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase engagement among the older populations.

In collaboration with Massachusetts Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts (MA Aging Council),Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AgeLab (MIT AgeLab), Benchmark Senior Living (Benchmark) and GE Healthcare are seeking ideas across four key pillars:

  • Develop or apply innovative approaches in caregiving
  • Develop or apply innovative approaches in transportation services for seniors
  • Develop or apply innovative elder care housing solutions
  • Develop or apply effective employment or volunteerism opportunities for seniors

All ideas are welcome! From back of the napkin sketches to fully-vetted, commercial-ready solutions, we want to hear from you.


To learn more about the competition and download additional materials, visit the In Good Company page here.

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