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The Silver Economy accelerator of CDP National accelerators network

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Batch per year
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INVESTMENTS

1st investment

€120.000

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by Next Age Accelerator

2nd investment

to the best startups

Up to €350K

(per startup)
by Next Age Accelerator

€150.000

by SOSV

3rd investment

to the best startups

Up to €1.5M

(per startup)
by CDP Venture Capital

VALUE PROPOSITION

Our goal is to develop an innovation hub in the Silver Economy through the direct participation of startups, corporate companies, research centers and national and international investors. Startups will receive financial and operational support with support from the accelerator program team and its partners to scale globally.

TARGET STARTUPS

We are looking for seed and pre-seed startups that have developed innovative solutions for the Silver Economy, ready to seize with us the huge opportunities in this fast-growing market.

Candidate startups propose solutions in the following areas:

Finance

Products and services developed for the financial market. From investment management to training, from asset management programs to talent retaining and re-skilling solutions.

Health & Wellness:

All the solutions that enable the elderly to keep their well-being on track: Food and Nutraceuticals, Wearable Devices, Health Care, Mental Wellness, and Sports.

Leisure:

Products and services that enable seniors to be active participants in society through solutions in entertainment, social, travel and tourism.

Aging in place

The solutions that enable the elderly to live their daily lives in serenity without letting the advancing years hinder the natural day-to-day routine. Energy, home care, remote assistance, proptech for the elderly, mobility and smart home.

Aging at work

Solutions promoting in-work well-being of seniors, who often have key competencies within organizations. Projects that help staff adapt to market changes and new technologies. Talent retention and re-skilling, well-being at work, diversity and inclusion.

Aging friendly city

Solutions targeting inclusive lifestyles for the elderly, mobility, culture, and the integration of nature into the city. Projects focusing on accessible services for the elderly, self-driving robots and drones, sociality and aggregation.

Finance

Products and services developed for the financial market. From investment management to training, from asset management programs to talent retaining and re-skilling solutions.

Health & Wellness

All the solutions that enable the elderly to keep their well-being on track: Food and Nutraceuticals, Wearable Devices, Health Care, Mental Wellness, and Sports.

Leisure

Products and services that enable seniors to be active participants in society through solutions in entertainment, social, travel and tourism.

Aging in place

The solutions that enable the elderly to live their daily lives in serenity without letting the advancing years hinder the natural day-to-day routine. Energy, home care, remote assistance, proptech for the elderly, mobility and smart home.

Aging AT WORK

Solutions promoting in-work well-being of seniors, who often have key competencies within organizations. Projects that help staff adapt to market changes and new technologies. Talent retention and re-skilling, well-being at work, diversity and inclusion.

Aging FRIENDLY CITY

Solutions targeting inclusive lifestyles for the elderly, mobility, culture, and the integration of nature into the city. Projects focusing on accessible services for the elderly, self-driving robots and drones, sociality and aggregation.

PROGRAM PHASES

First Phase

3 weeks of April in Ancona

SECOND Phase

may to mid - june, remotely

Third Phase

mid june to july, in Ancona

Partners

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SILVER ECONOMY

800 milions:

over 65 in the world

5,7 trillion:

Estimated value of the Silver Economy in Europe by 2025

38%:

European Union employment rate generated by the Silver Economy by 2025.

The progressive aging of the population and the increase in active life expectancy are just two aspects of a demographic transformation that poses momentous challenges to our society and opens up great opportunities that are still little considered. Innovation is the key to developing new products, services and business models in response to the specific needs of this increasingly relevant and growing market both in Italy and globally.

Why Italy?

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average age in Italy
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oldest country in the
world after Japan.
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of the Italian population
is over 65 years old
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projected rate of over-65
in Italy in 2047