The Longevity Prize

Longevity Funding Innovation Prize

$ 20,000incentive

In the ever-evolving world of science and technology, longevity stands out as a transformative potential that promises a better future for all. Yet, the industry has grappled with a perception problem, leading to inadequate funding and support. The Longevity Funding Innovation Prize, pioneered by Marat Karpeko, is a beacon of change, offering a $20,000 award to those who can devise effective strategies to substantially increase financial backing in this vital sector.

Our commitment isn't just about celebrating big ideas; it's about actionable strategies that can see the light of day in the near future. We are on the hunt for tangible solutions β€” be it engaging influential patrons with a heart for longevity or collaborating with governmental entities for monumental support.

We strongly encourage the winner to allocate a portion of the awarded funds towards the realization of their proposal. VitaDAO is dedicated to providing support and assistance in every possible way to ensure successful execution.

Prize Objective

To spark and reward innovative techniques that can draw significant funding into the longevity sector, with a strong emphasis on practical, imminent implementation.


Whether you're an individual, a team, a business entity, a non-profit organization, an academic institution, or even a governmental body, if you share our passion for the longevity industry and can bring forth novel funding mechanisms, this prize awaits you.

Submission Essentials

  • A concise executive summary.
  • Pinpointing target donors β€” be they high-net-worth individuals, government agencies, or charitable foundations.
  • A comprehensive action roadmap.
  • Anticipated outcomes, with an emphasis on the scale of potential funding.
  • Risk evaluation and countermeasures.

Note: Proposals highlighting real-world outreach and tangible results will receive preferential consideration.

Judgement Criteria

  • Originality and novelty of the funding approach.
  • Practicality and near-future realization.
  • Expected impact and scale of funds drawn.
  • Long-term viability of the funding source.
  • Proactive risk management.

Prize Sponsor: Marat Karpeko

Championing innovation in the longevity space, Marat Karpeko proudly sponsors the Longevity Funding Innovation Prize, reflecting his commitment to advancing the longevity industry. With a rich legacy as a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Marat boasts decades of expertise in both establishing and running successful ventures. He is not only a co-counder but also has played versatile roles at Wargaming, the award-winning online game developer. In 2014 he extended his entrepreneurial footprint by co-founfing InData Labs, a successful data science and data engineering solutions company. His academic pursuits in physics and computer science were further refined at renowned institutions like Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan and Wharton.



Prof Andrea Maier (National University of Singapore)


Sergio Ruiz (Turn Bio, Methuselah Foundation)


Nathan Cheng (LBF, Healthspan Capital)

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Keith Comito (

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Adam Gries (Authentic)

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Ivan Morgunov (Longaevus technologies)

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Key Dates

  • Kick-Off: 20th September 2023
  • Proposal Closing: 10th January 2024
  • Evaluation Wrap-Up: 20th February 2024
  • Champion Unveiled: 29th February 2024

The best works may be published by the decision of the Jury and with the permission of the applicant.

Join Us in the Quest

Believe in the potential of this initiative as much as we do? Let’s join hands! Collaborators and partners passionate about catalyzing a shift in longevity funding are eagerly welcomed. Together, we can set in motion a new era, one where longevity research thrives, powered by strong financial support.


For further details or to discuss potential partnerships, please contact