Our UK China Healthy Ageing Accelerator



Through the UK-China Healthy Ageing accelerator, NICA provided businesses with expertise that money can’t buy – a 9-week programme with a special focus on understanding what’s needed to access China’s markets for healthy ageing. Delivered by Oxford Innovation Advice, with support from Innovate UKs Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the programme comprised:

  • Action-packed induction week at NICA’s headquarters in Newcastle, with expert-led sessions on healthy longevity, export readiness, business growth and working in China
  • Regular masterclasses with experts on topics including business modelling, marketing and co-design
  • Equivalent of 3 days’ of 1:1 mentoring
  • Access to a KTN ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’

Incredible networking opportunities with businesses and key industry connectors

Several of the businesses are already finalising their plans to enter China’s markets.


Hear directly from the businesses that took part about their experiences:

[Recruitment to the accelerator is now closed]