2016-2017 Stanford Longevity Design Challenge Now Open for Submissions

  • No cost to enter
  • Over $30,000 in cash prizes and travel allowances will be awarded
  • Finalists receive industry mentors and a travel award to present at Stanford University

Each year since 2012, the Stanford Center on Longevity has challenged students around the world to design thoughtful products and services that improve the quality of wellbeing across the lifespan.  This year’s theme is “Innovating Aging in Place” – developing solutions that improve the lives of those people who remain in their homes, often independently, as they grow older.

 Details about the challenge:
  • Designs submitted online by December 7 will be judged by a panel of experts and 6-8 finalist teams will be selected.
  • Finalist teams will receive a $1000 stipend to refine their designs and be paired with an industry mentor. Past mentors have come from companies like Target, Orange Healthcare, CareInnovations, Home Care Assistance, Transamerica, and Eskaton Senior Living.
  • A travel stipend will be awarded to allow a team representative to come to Stanford in April 2017 to pitch to a live audience of experts, academics, and investors.
  • The top three places receive cash prizes: $10,000 for 1st place, $5,000 for 2nd, and $1,000 for 3rd.
  • All finalists will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to bring great ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace in a day-long workshop at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.