A number of organisations have joined forces to support the APPG for Longevity.  Together these organisations represent the cutting edge of research, policy and innovation in healthy longevity.

Founding Sponsors

Biogerontology Research Foundation

The Biogerontology Research Foundation has been constituted as a charity in the UK to support the application of our knowledge of the mechanisms of ageing to the relief of disability, suffering and disease in old age. In 2017 the BGRF forged a partnership with the Oxford University Scientific Society (OUSS) to jointly engage in and support ageing research-oriented public outreach and education activities within Oxford University, including the release of the Longevity Podcast by BGRF Director of Public Outreach and Education and OUSS President Jack Stefaniak, featuring analysis of the latest research in geroscience and interviews with the field’s key thought leaders.

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Accenture

Accenture solves its clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. They partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, Accenture delivers transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

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Longevity Vision Fund

Longevity Vision Fund, a new venture capital fund focused on early-stage technologies and life-science businesses. The Fund seeks to invest in companies that provide products, services, and technologies aimed to extend the period of healthy human life.

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Gemserv

Gemserv plays an integral role across a wide range of industries – from energy and health through to the public sector and wider industry base – interacting and engaging with stakeholders ranging from small businesses to regulators and government departments. Their projects range from the effective governance of the national UK electricity customer switching regime to providing an end-to-end security and data protection risk assessment of the Irish smart metering rollout to protect the integrity of the programme.

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Cells4Life

Cells4Life is the UK’s largest cord blood bank, helping parents to collect and store stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue for future therapeutic use. Founded in 2002, the company was established by scientists and medics who believed that stem cells were the future of medicine, and that the umbilical cord was one of the richest sources of these powerful cells. Cells4Life is a research led company and its leading position is based on its patented TotiCyte technology which provides 3x more stem cells at the point of treatment. Based in the South of England, Cells4Life is a net exporter and has stored more than 140,000 samples across its two state-of-the-art facilities. The company has also performed stem cell collections in more than 50 countries.

 
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AGENDA

AGENDA are revolutionising how we design and build for our future selves. We are developing properties and neighbourhoods that are designed to extend healthspans as well as enabling independence as residents grow older. We have a vision to make growing older the best it can possibly be. Webelieve that a well-designed home and living space can actively encourage good health and improve quality of life. Through person centered design and collaborations with some of the best minds across diverse industries, we are enriching later life by creating living environments which are both aspirational and functional.




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Partners & Advisors

We are working with the support and involvement of a number of organisations as partners and advisers including Health Foundation, Kings Fund, Health Data Research UK, Public Health England, Resolution Foundation, The Institute of Health Equity, Newcastle Innovation Centre for Ageing, Genomics England, Centre for Ageing Better and a number of other organisations as listed below. 


ARK (Ageing Research at King’s College London)

Ageing Research at King's (ARK) is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary consortium of investigators which brings together scholarship and research in ageing in several complementary areas. ARK represents King’s world class excellence for research on the biology of ageing, from the basic mechanisms in biogerontology to clinical translation and the social impact of ageing.The primary purpose of ARK is to enhance multidisciplinary research collaborations within King’s to better understand the mechanisms of ageing and improving health-span. As ageing consists of complex systems at the level of biology, psychology and society, in order to understand the processes of ageing and the nature of old age itself, it is important to bring together learning and research from a number of key disciplines.

 
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University of Sheffield Healthy Lifespan Institute

The Healthy Lifespan Institute is uniting over 120 world-class researchers from a wide range of disciplines to tackle the global epidemic of multimorbidity – the presence of two or more chronic conditions – in a bid to help everyone live healthier, independent lives for longer and reduce the cost of care. The Institute has a pioneering approach to multimorbidity, the presence of two or more of the chronic health conditions that create disability and poor quality of life in old age; their mission is to prevent or delay multimorbidity, or to mitigate its effects.

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Aging Analytics Agency

Aging Analytics Agency is a subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Ventures, working with a consortium of organizations including the Biogerontology Research FoundationDeep Knowledge Life Sciences, Deep Knowledge Analytics and Longevity.International.  It is dedicated to the production of state-of-the-art industry analytical reports on the topics of Longevity, Personalized & Preventive Medicine, and the convergence of technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Digital Health and their impact on the healthcare industry.  Recent reports include Global Longevity Industry Landscape Overview “The Science of Longevity”, and “The Business of Longevity”, as well as a special case-study, Longevity Industry in the UK Landscape Overview.

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Collider Health

Collider Health is a health innovation engine that works with industry, government, start-ups, third sector and investors to accelerate innovation and transform health with sustainable impact at scale.  The firm builds ecosystems and strategic partnerships to create sustainable impact at scale. Current projects include building the AI ecosystem for the NHS as part of the National AHSN & NHS X AI Programme and working with leading health insurer AXA-PPP on their Health Tech & You programme to support transformational technologies and preventative health innovations that consumers can trust.

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Future Care Capital

Future Care Capital (FCC) is a charity aiming to facilitate and stimulate a national debate around health and social care provision. As a provider of insight and analysis, FCC uses campaigns, policy papers and a supporting programme of events to inform public policy. FCC also has a keen interest in how technology can transform health and social care outcomes, a focus of its policy activities and wider partnership work.  Alongside policy and advocacy work, FCC aims to support innovative ventures, acting as a specialist start-up funder and investor through its separate Innovation Fund. This venture capital fund (FCC Ventures) is a subsidiary of FCC and is currently fundraising. The Fund will invest in early stage high-tech health and care companies; the long-term vision is to create an evergreen fund. The overarching philosophy of the Fund is to drive positive societal benefit and its key focus areas are: digital health, assisted living, services (with a high tech, high growth angle) and Class I medical devices (the least invasive). FCC believes that focused investment in these areas can, if targeted effectively, work across traditional boundaries to deliver improved health and social care outcomes.

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Age Tech & Longevity Accelerator, Innovation Warehouse

Innovation Warehouse was founded in 2010 as a community for digital high-growth start-ups in London. The idea was brought to life by a group of entrepreneurs and angel investors with significant experience and a proven track record of working with start-ups. Innovation Warehouse houses one of the UK’s leading AgeTech and Longevity Hubs and provides support to over 200 entrepreneurs, angels and mentors.  Through their partnerships with organisations such as Aging2.0, academic, commercial and medical bodies, and network of active investors the Hub assists early stage businesses in AI, Genomics, IoT, Data, Robotics, FinTech, E-Commerce, Ageless Design, HealthTech and Wearables.  Typical investment sizes range between £150k – £500k.

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The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is  an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

Our aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. We learn what works to make people’s lives healthier and improve the health care system. From giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis, we shine a light on how to make successful change happen.

We make links between the knowledge we gain from working with those delivering health and health care and our research and analysis. Our aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what we know works on the ground to inform effective policy-making and vice versa.

We believe good health and health care are key to a flourishing society. Through sharing what we learn, collaborating with others and building people’s skills and knowledge, we aim to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.

 
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The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.

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Health Data Research UK is uniting the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives.

We are an independent, non profit organisation supported by 10 funders and bring together 22 research institutes across the UK.

Our vision is that every health and care interaction and research endeavour will be enhanced by access to large scale data and advanced analytics.

 
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Health Data Research UK

Health Data Research UK is uniting the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives.

We are an independent, non profit organisation supported by 10 funders and bring together 22 research institutes across the UK.

Our vision is that every health and care interaction and research endeavour will be enhanced by access to large scale data and advanced analytics.

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The Resolution Foundation

The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank focused on improving the living standards for those on low to middle incomes. We work across a wide range of economic and social policy, combining our core purpose with a commitment to analytical rigour. These twin pillars of rigour and purpose underpin everything we do and make us the leading UK authority on securing widely-shared economic growth.

The Foundation’s established work programme include incomes and inequality; jobs, skills and pay; housing, wealth and debt; tax and welfare; public finance and the economy. The Foundation is currently embarking on a new phase of expansion to reflect the scale of the economic and social challenges facing the country as it seeks broadly based economic growth. To support this:

  • A new RF Advisory Council will be established to provide strategic advice relating to Foundation’s research programme.

  • A Macroeconomic Policy Unit is being set up to focus on analysis of and improvements to the UK’s macro policy framework, including the role of monetary and fiscal policy.

  • The Foundation will back a range of social innovation ventures that aim to practically improve the living standards of those on low to middle incomes. This will build on work pioneered by the Resolution Trust, creating an integrated organisation combining analysis, policy and the trialling of innovative new ventures.

  • A new Intergenerational Centre is being established to permanently build on the work of the Intergenerational Commission. It will provide a home for intergenerational research and policy analysis, with the support of the Nuffield Foundation,

The enlarged Foundation remains focused on the key issues relevant to the experiences and interests of low and middle income households, from low paid work to precarious family finances. The Resolution Foundation is led by Torsten Bell (Chief Executive), Gavin Kelly (Chair) and David Willetts (President of the Advisory Council and Intergenerational Centre),

We continue to inform public debate, alongside key decision makers in government, the private sector, and civil society. Alongside regular publications from our team on a range of policy issues, we hold a wide ranging programme of events, hosting diverse speakers from academia, the voluntary sector and business, and regularly engage with politicians from across the political spectrum. To learn more about our work and research areas, please visit this section of our website.

The Foundation is overseen by a board of trustees, led by its Founder Clive Cowdery, and primarily funded by the Resolution Trust. It occasionally partners with other organisations. When this is the case the logo of the partner organisation is clearly displayed on any project outputs.

 
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The UCL Institute of Health Equity

Our mission is nothing less than a fairer, healthier society

The UCL Institute of Health Equity was established in 2011 and is led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

The aim is to develop and support approaches to health equity and build on work that has assessed, measured  and implemented approaches to tackle inequalities in health - works such as the ‘WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health’ and ‘Fair Society Healthy Lives’ (The Marmot Review).

Since 2011, the Institute has led and collaborated on works to address the Social Determinants of Health and improve health equity.

These works include the PAHO Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, a Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide for the WHO European Region, Indicators for Local Authorities in England, Healthy Places, Healthy Lives, Social Determinants of Mental Health, local practice resources for public health.


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Newcastle Innovation Centre for Ageing

Set up in 2014, the UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing is a world-leading organisation, created with a £40 million investment from UK Government and Newcastle University.

Our vision is to create a world in which we all live better, for longer. We:

  • Lead on innovations that improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies

  • Work collaboratively to create a society that is better equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges associated with ageing populations

  • Bring together world-leading innovation experts, scientists, industry and the public, to develop, test and bring to market products and services which enhance and improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies

  • Continually challenge what we know about growing older

Our areas of focus include:

  • Living better for longer - helping us all stay as healthy and well as possible as we age 

  • Future mobility - developing innovative solutions for transport and travel

  • Consumer products and Financial products & services - providing choices to older consumers

  • Age-friendly places – adapting our built and social environments and creating homes we can live in for longer so that we can maximise the quality of our later years

  • Ageing & Data - harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and data to improve lives

  • Inclusive design - ensuring that products and services meet our needs, whatever our age or ability

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Genomics England

Genomics England, with the consent of participants and the support of the public, is creating a lasting legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy, through the sequencing of 100,000 genomes.

Genomics England was set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project.

This flagship project will sequence 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients with rare diseases, and their families, as well as patients with common cancers.

The 100,000 Genomes Project is mainly funded by the National Institute for Health Research and NHS England. The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council have also generously funded research and infrastructure in the programme.

The Government also announced £250 million over the current spending review period at the Autumn Statement in 2015 for the introduction of whole genome sequencing in the NHS, which included funding for Genomics England.

In October 2018, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the expansion of the 100,000 Genomes Project to see 1 million whole genomes sequenced by the NHS and UK Biobank in five years and an ambitious vision for genomic medicine in the NHS – with plans to sequence 5 million genomes over the next five years. Read more here.

Our aims

  • To bring benefit to patients

  • To create an ethical and transparent programme based on consent

  • To enable new scientific discovery and medical insights

  • To kickstart the development of a UK genomics industry

 
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The Centre for Ageing Better is a charity, funded by an endowment from The National Lottery Community Fund, working to create a society where everyone enjoys a good later life.

We are living longer than ever before but millions of us risk missing out on a good later life.  

At the Centre for Ageing Better we are focused on bringing about lasting changes in society that make a difference to people’s experience of later life, now and in the future. This means more people in fulfilling work, in good health, living in safe, accessible homes and connected communities. We must act now to secure a better future for everyone. 

 We have four priorities:

Working in partnership with a range of organisations, we bring about lasting changes in society, particularly for those approaching later life and at risk of missing out.

 
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