Aged Care Partnering Program

Partner with experts to solve problems

Do you have an idea that can make a difference to the Australian aged care sector?

You may be eligible for the Aged Care Partnering Program.

The Aged Care Partnering Program team will work with you to:

  • source relevant research and industry experts to facilitate partnerships that can develop your idea into a robust project, and
  • advise on submissions to one of the ARIIA nationally competitive grant rounds.

Anyone with an innovative idea that has the potential to make an impact in Aged Care may be eligible to enter the Aged Care Partnering Program.

Project ideas will be assessed on the problem they aim to solve for aged care, how innovative they are and if they could benefit the sector more broadly. 


Don’t have an idea but want to contribute? If you are a service or technology provider, researcher or professional with expertise in a discipline relevant to the aged care sector, please contact us for more information on how you could participate. 


The Aged Care Partnering Program combines intensive workshops with individual online meetings facilitated by our Innovation Managers and Research Fellows. 

Our team will support you through the program and introduce you to potential partners, industry experts and/or stakeholders that will collaborate with you to co-design the best project solution that is right for you, your organisation and the wider aged care sector. 

ARIIA Grants

The Aged Care Partnering Program will help you develop your project and refine a nationally competitive application to one of the ARIIA grant rounds.

Over the course of 2022-2024, the ARIIA Grant Program will fund 12 month translational research projects by providing a maximum of $160,000 each (ex GST), supplemented by a mandatory co-contribution of 20% total project cost. ARIIA is committed to awarding 60% of these grants to projects that have been developed through the Innovator Training Program and/or Aged Care Partnering Program.

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Innovator Network

All Aged Care Partnering Program participants will continue to be supported and can connect with other like-minded innovators through our ARIIA Innovator Network. 

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Further information 

If you would like to make an enquiry about participating in the Aged Care Partnering Program, please contact us via our online enquiry form or contact us direct at