AXA and Swiss Re Foundation launched together with Impact Hub an international startup support program, 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 and countries, 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 realise their innovations for a more sustainable world. Each Fellowship gets implemented by the collaborative effort of key stakeholders.
The thematic focus of the AXA and Swiss Re Foundation Fellowship is Longer Lives. 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.