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Innovators for healthy aging: .lumen wins at Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards

Winners for the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards have been announced by EIT Health and eight other global collaborators from over 50 countries and territories. .lumen is one of the recipients of the Catalyst Award, receiving up to €50,000 seed funding.

U.S. National Academy of Medicine - Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge

The Healthy Longevity Global Competition was founded by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and has been running for two years, bringing teams and individuals from all over the world. The goal of the competition is to combat aging around the world, with a focus on quality of life, including physical, mental, and social well-being.


The competition is structured into three phases: the Catalyst Awards - which offers funding to explore new, innovative ideas; the Accelerator Phase - which provides support for the advancement of a prototype; and lastly the Grand Prize phase, which rewards the achievement of a big-impact innovation. Each team is evaluated based on different criteria, including innovativeness, potential for impact, scope, and quality.


We are incredibly proud to be awarded the Health Longevity Catalyst Award by the National Academy of Medicine and EIT Health. As one of the rising innovation leaders for assistive technologies, we strive to see the lumen glasses empower as many blind individuals across the globe.


We would also like to offer our congratulations to the other inspiring winners! You can check the full list of awardees by EIT Health here.

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