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IN AI + AGING

The a2 Collective represents the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (AITC) program, which is dedicated to helping Americans live longer, better through the application of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies.

The a2 Collective has earmarked $40M over the next 5 years to fund promising AI technology pilot projects that seek to improve the care and health outcomes for older Americans, including persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD). Successful projects may be selected for multi-year commitments and be more competitive for follow-on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. Pilot awardees may also receive access to the study sites, data sets, and resources at each AITC as well as mentorship from industry and university experts, major healthcare systems, and venture capitalists.

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a2 PILOT AWARDS

ANTICIPATED DATES
Applications Open: 01.10.22
Applications Close: 02.18.22
Awards Granted: 05.31.22

Applications Open:

Jan. 10, 2022

Q&A Webinar:

Jan. 18, 2022

Applications Close:

Feb.18, 2022

Awards Granted:

May 31, 2022

The a2 Collective is hosting the a2 Pilot Awards, a national pilot project competition seeking to fund promising demonstration technology projects with a clear path to commercialization, translational milestones, or technology transfer and at the intersection of AI and aging/ADRD. Private companies, research organizations, tech startups, and traditional NIH/NIA investigators are encouraged to apply.

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THE AGING OPPORTUNITY FOR AI

America is getting older faster. By 2034, 77 million Americans will be 65 or older. They will make up the largest age demographic in the United States, outnumbering Americans under 18 for the first time ever.

The application of AI technologies will dramatically improve the health and quality of life of our nation’s aging population as well as drive innovation to our healthcare systems. The a2 Collective sits at the intersection of this once-in-a-generation opportunity.

OUR PARTNERS

The a2 Collective is comprised of three AITC Collaboratories centered at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Pennsylvania, and the Coordinating Center managed by Rose Li & Associates, Inc. (RLA):

For Connected Care in Aging & Alzheimer's Diease
Mass AITC is a joint venture between:

AITC AFFILIATES

Some of the affiliates of PennAITech, Mass AITC and John Hopkins AITC include:

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