The CareTech Foundation have contributed to the Longitude Prize on Dementia to galvanise global innovators to design a product that will improve dementia care. A total of 175 applications were received, of which 24 Discovery Awardees were shortlisted, four more than initially anticipated. The Awardees represent nine countries and encompass a broad range of project ideas. Each Awardee has received funding of £80,000, in early 2026, a £1 million prize will be awarded to the winner, and £3.1 million in seed funding and grants will be given to the most promising innovators.

The Longitude Prize on Dementia will lead to innovations in dementia care that enable people to live more independently and comfortably at home. The outcomes will also benefit people with other complex needs and cognitive disabilities, expanding the impact of this project.
The Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) provides a valuable engagement opportunity for people affected by the condition, to influence the creation of life-changing innovations.



CareTech Ltd’s involvement in the Prize is hugely exciting and offers vital credibility and expertise that will help maximise the impact of the Prize outcomes for people affected by dementia. Now that Awardees have been selected, we look forward exploring how we can harness CareTech Foundation’s network and sector-leading experience to maximise impact for the Discovery Awardees
Stuart Lilly, Senior Philanthropy Manager