Improve Health
There’s an opportunity now to set the direction for a healthier, more prosperous future.
The Health Foundation

We are currently living through an unprecedented global pandemic, with Covid-19 impacting on all aspects of life and public health.  However, before the outbreak of coronavirus, we were already struggling with the health of the nation. Health inequalities were increasing, impacting those from BAME communities and deprived areas the most. Mental health issues  were  rising exponentially, and our children  were deemed  the ‘least active generation ever’; all the while society struggled to support our increasing and ageing population. Coming out of the pandemic there is a real opportunity to  re-shape the health of the nation,  and  create a  well being  super-system,  that is  better  prepared and  more resilient  by creating greater overall health.


Coming out of the pandemic there is a real opportunity to re-shape the health of the nation, and create a well-being super-system, that is better prepared and more resilient by creating greater overall health.


Finding innovative solutions to these challenges are key to helping establish a strong and resilient population. How can we create scalable, people-centred responses to the challenges we face, and how can accessible tech and community-based solutions become part of our everyday lives?


We are looking for programmes, products and health-tech ventures that can improve people’s health in body and mind, tackle health inequalities, access to knowledge, and provide long-term health security.

UK at a glance


Charity Challenges

Ingenuity has developed a set of optional sub-Challenges with some of the UK’s leading charities and think tanks. The winning ideas will receive mentoring from senior experts at the charities.


Through the initial application process, you’ll have the opportunity to understand more about these Challenges.



Crisis Challenge

Crisis are looking to support new solutions that can help end homelessness by:

  • Creating effective training and employment opportunities
  • Improving access to good credit and financial resilience
  • Establishing sustainable housing options



Groundwork Challenge

Groundwork is looking to support new solutions that can build community resilience by:

  • Providing equitable access to nature
  • Tackling loneliness and social isolation
  • Supporting sustainable local economies



Tackle your own idea

You will also have the option to address a specific issue of your choice once you’ve signed up.


Once you sign up, you’ll be given access to the Develop Platform which will provide you with a range of insights and themes related to your chosen Challenge.

The 2020 Challenges
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