The Innovation in Ageing Challenge offers applicants a chance to be a part of something bigger. Contribute to a vision of ageing that their grandparents, parents and they too will one day benefit from.


Take your idea to the next level

This is a chance to get the coaching and support that you need to take your idea to the next level... 


The Support team

TACSI are running the challenge on behalf of OFTA, the TACSI team that will provide ongoing support to you.

Chris Vanstone

Chris leads co-design across TACSI, our projects and start-ups.

A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Chris started his career as a product designer, designing biscuits, cameras and razors. He has spent the last 11 years working with interdisciplinary teams, and communities, to co-design scalable, people to people solutions to social problems.

In the UK, he worked for RED at Design Council, was a founding member of Participle and co-founded InWithFor - an organisation set up to work with centres of social innovation solve social problems and improve social problem-solving.

Before joining TACSI he designed solutions to increase democratic participation, reduce household carbon emissions, build relationships for socially isolated older people and enable more young people to thrive. 

His work has been exhibited at MoMA and Cooper-Hewitt in New York and at the Design Museum and V&A in London.

Suhit Anantula

Suhit Anantula has been an intrapreneur/entrepreneur all his working life, exploring the role of entrepreneurship and business in the social sector. Suhit has extensive experience in Australia in environmental management, government strategy, and child protection. 

Over the years, Suhit has learnt that "management" and "entrepreneurship" are critical for any organisation, not just business. The world has moved on from the nice sector based differentiation between government, corporates and not for profits. The real world of social change actually occurs across all of these areas and is interested in outcomes. Currently, he is working on bringing in business model innovation and disruptive innovation theories to the social innovation space.

He calls his work "Humanomics" - bringing the economics of business to the human side of things. He blogs at humanomics.co


The Sounding board

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