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Modern Aging

Modern Aging is an initiative of ACCESS Health International that inspires and empowers entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly. The Modern Aging educational programs provide insights into the medical and social needs of the elderly, offers examples of successful businesses, mentors participants, and provides limited seed funding. See the Modern Aging website for more information.


ah-singapore-tempSingapore is a hub of innovation for the Asia Pacific region. Singapore is committed increasing the quality of life for its aging population while controlling the costs associated with elder care.

Participants will learn about the changing needs of the elderly. They will learn the fundamentals of creating a viable business plan. They will learn what it to takes to create a new business from successful entrepreneurs. Individuals or teams may present their business concept to a panel of entrepreneurs and academic experts. The plan judged to be the most likely to succeed will be given fifty thousand dollars to jump start the business.

Program highlights include:

Mentors. We match participants with expert mentors. The mentors coach participants through the development of their business plans. The mentors are successful entrepreneurs themselves and corporate executives.

Online Learning. A state of the art online learning platform format allows participants to learn the material at their own pace. Online instruction allows the participants to maintain a full course load or to work full time. The Silverevolution  and ACCESS Health websites are a rich source of additional information.

Community: Participants will become part of a community of people working to improve the lives of the elderly. You will meet other students and may form business partnerships. Modern Aging will introduce you to leaders in the business, medical, academic, and health policy communities.

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Are you interested in improving the lives of the elderly and their caregivers?

Are you looking for dynamic learning and networking opportunities, expert advice, technical support, and seed funding?

Take part in the Modern Aging Singapore program by entering your details below.

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Do you believe it is possible for people to live better even as they live longer?

Do you have what it takes to inspire budding entrepreneurs as they take their innovations from concept to commercialization?

If you are a successful entrepreneur, or a seasoned corporate executive, your subject matter expertise and business knowledge can contribute to Modern Aging.

Sign up below to learn more about becoming a Modern Aging mentor.

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Singapore is a hub of innovation for the Asia Pacific region. Singapore continues to invest to increase the quality of life for the aging population.

The Modern Aging program is designed to improve elder and long term care. We hope that Modern Aging will change perceptions and create a new and vibrant business sector in Singapore.

Modern Aging is coorganized by ACCESS Health International and NUS Enterprise, with the academic support of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Center for Aging Research and Education, and ESSEC Business School and is supported by the Singapore Ministry of Health.

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ma-swedenIn Modern Aging Sweden, selected young entrepreneurs participate in a fourteen week program that includes lectures, workshops, and seminars with some of the most important policymakers and managers in elder care in Sweden. The education programwas designed to supplement the business skills of the young entrepreneurs and to help them understand the needs of the elderly. Participants also worked with experienced entrepreneurs and business coaches. The young entrepreneurs presented their business concepts before a panel of experts. The concept judged most likely to succeed received money to start a company.

The eBook Modern Aging: A Practical Guide for Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Startups in the Silver Market summarizes many of the Modern Aging Sweden guest presentations available. The eBook is available as a free download here.

Related Resources

  • Book: Modern Aging: A Practical Guide for Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Startups in the Silver Market
  • Press Release: ACCESS Health International and NUS Enterprise Announce Modern Aging Program to Create New Business Ventures to Serve the Needs of the Elderly
  • Press Article: ACCESS Health International and NUS Enterprise Announce Modern Aging Program to Create New Business Ventures to Serve the Needs of the Elderly, APN News
  • Press Article: ACCESS Health International and NUS Enterprise Announce Modern Aging Program, Chennai Patrika
  • Press Article: Improving the Lives of the Elderly, Medium
  • Press Article: Innovation and Smart Money Rule at Startup Festival, The Business Times
  • Video: Modern Aging: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Future Elderly Care
  • Video: Modern Aging Singapore
  • Press Article: Program Launched to Help Entrepreneurs Targeting the Elderly, Channel NewsAsia
  • Press Article: Singapore Taps Entrepreneurs to Ensure Elderly People Aren’t Left Out of Smart Nation Program, Tech in Asia
  • Press Article: Tech Push to Improve Seniors' Care, The Straits Times
  • Press Article: These Three Teams Represent Singapore’s New Push for Tech Based Senior Care, Tech in Asia
  • Press Article: Three Teams Receive S$125,000 of Seed Funding for Elderly Friendly Inventions, Channel NewsAsia
  • Press Article: Two New Programs for Singapore Entrepreneurs and Startups Unveiled, The Business Times
  • Interview: The AdvantAge Assessment: Using Data to Design Elder Friendly Initiatives
  • Interview: Buurtzorg: A Neighborhood Model of Care
  • Book: Affordable Excellence
  • Report: Aging and Place: Designing Housing and Communities for an Aging Population
  • Interview: Aleris: Improving Dementia Care and Care of the Elderly
  • Interview: Case Study: The Estonian eHealth and eGovernance System
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  • Interview: Cohousing: Community Living for All Ages
  • Interview: Coordinating Care for the Elderly: Interview with Carina Kumlin and Pia Lagerström
  • Interview: eHealth in Sweden: Interview with Patrik Sundström
  • Interview: eHealth Technologies and the Future of Healthcare: Interview with Henrik Ahlen
  • Interview: eHomecare: How Technology is Revolutionizing Homecare in Sweden
  • Book: Epilogue to Affordable Excellence
  • Interview: Full Circle America Case Study: Aging in Place and Community
  • Interview: Interview with Magdalena Marklund
  • Interview: Interview with Markus Merne
  • Interview: Interview with Stéphanie Treschow
  • Interview: Interview with Erik Weiman
  • Report: In the Name of the Law: Harmonizing Legal Requirements with the Needs of the Welfare Sector
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  • Interview: linkAges: Creating Community Connection and Social Inclusion as a Form of Healthcare
  • Interview: Person Centered Dementia Care and Healthy Dying: Interview with Davina Porock
  • Interview: Redefining Aging for the Twenty First Century
  • Interview: Stiftelsen Silviahemmet: A Palliative Approach to Dementia Care
  • Report: Seminar Background Material: How Can Swedish Actors Meet the Global Demand Within Elderly Care?
  • Interview: Supporting Relatives and Informal Caregivers: Interview with Christianne Simson
  • Interview: Technology for the Elderly Program: Interview with Raymond Dahlberg
  • Interview: Technology for the Elderly: Focus Group
  • Case Study: Telegeriatrics - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Interview: TioHundra Case Study Part One: Company Overview
  • Interview: TioHundra Case Study Part Two: Care Homes and Integrated Elder Care
  • Interview: TioHundra Case Study Part Three: A Focus on Quality
  • Interview: TioHundra Case Study Part Four: Homecare, Home Healthcare, and Integrating Care for the Elderly
  • Interview: TioHundra Case Study Part Five: A Changing Organization
  • Case Study: Touch Home Care
Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
We are no longer active in Modern Aging. Projects and resources are available in the archive.