A look back (and forward) at NICA and VOICE

We look back at 2022 and forward for 2023


happy new year 2023

As we prepare for the New Year, we want to appreciate some of the highlights from 2022 that we could achieve thanks to your support of our mission. 2023 will be a pivotal year for the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing. Many of the strategic Ageing Intelligence® innovation projects we’ve been working on for the past two years in the background – from methodologies to technologies to new systems of engagement to new partnerships and markets – will see the light in the year starting now. We are grateful to have you with us and wish you a prosperous New Year!

Amongst the many exciting projects and activities we lead or were involved with in 2022 :

We launched our Quantum Healthy Longevity for healthy people, planet, and growth blueprint.

Lancet article


We announced the first-of-a-kind project to improve older people’s lives while helping reduce energy consumption. A project at the intersection of ageing, AI and energy to practically show both the interactions of climate and ageing and the interests of older adults in the matter of a healthier planet.

woman with kettle


We launched the Internet of Caring Things, a £5m Innovation deal that boosts the Healthy Longevity business in North of Tyne, giving birth to a more compelling, holistic and human-centred approach to innovative solutions to help older people and their stakeholders thrive.


We launched the UK-China Healthy Ageing Accelerator, which aims to find new product or service ideas that can support us to remain mobile and connected as we age, with a particular focus on the fast-growing market in China.

andrew seaton China Accelerator Programme


We were invited as part of the Science Summit at United Nations General Assembly 77 to hold the event entitled “Women, ageing, work: stereotypes, discriminations, challenges and opportunities.


We partnered with the World Bank to launch the “Silver Hues: Building Age-Ready Cities report.


We hosted several exhibitions in our Centre to sustain the importance of art as a critical language to facilitate understanding people’s desires and needs along the different stages of life. The City of Longevity Photo Studio, by artist and photographer Laura Liverani, is portrayed here.

City of Longevity Photo Studio,


We were awarded the SilverEco & Ageing Well International Awards 2022, representing the United Kingdom for our City of Longevity project.

 silver eco event stage


We celebrated 15 years of VOICE, our unique community of “future’s influencers”. Our key asset that allows us to accelerate and validate meaningful innovation in ageing and longevity.

Thank you for reading. Happy 2023!