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Join the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with its Global Collaborators, for a virtual event to announce the international Catalyst Award winners and deliver updates on the Healthy Longevity Global Competition. Please tune in on October 15, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. EDT.

In this inaugural round of the Global Competition, innovators worldwide responded in huge numbers, submitting novel, bold ideas to extend the human healthspan and improve people’s lives as they age. Following a very competitive selection process, the NAM and its Global Collaborators have each selected their respective Catalyst Awardees – and want to share them with the world! The Global Collaborators include:

  • Academia Sinica of Taiwan
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • European Institute for Innovation and Technology Health
  • Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
  • Ministry of Health of Singapore, in collaboration with the National Research Foundation
  • United Kingdom Research and Innovation
  • U.S. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. National Academy of Medicine

The event will feature an introduction and updates from Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the NAM; presentations from the Global Collaborators; remarks from Dr. William Hait, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson External Innovation (principal corporate sponsor of the NAM Catalyst Awards); and a special announcement regarding future phases of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition.

The NAM conceptualized, founded, and currently manages the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multi-year, multimillion dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to improve human health and function later in life. The Competition seeks to amass a diverse portfolio of ideas with the potential to extend the healthspan and catalyze innovations in disease prevention, molecular pathways, mobility, functionality, social connectedness, and more. The Global Competition is open to innovators in nearly 50 countries and territories and has mobilized over $30 million USD to date.

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