2021 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation

Call for Applications : January 11–March 12, 2021

The people of Asia are living longer than ever, presenting a vast array of new challenges and new opportunities that all sectors of society are just beginning to explore and address.

To recognize and amplify innovative work that seeks to address these challenges, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) in partnership with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) launched the Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation in 2020, and we are pleased to announce that applications for the second round are now being accepted.

The Prize will be awarded to policies, programs, services, and products in the following three categories; Technology & Innovation, Community-Based Initiatives, Supporting Self-Reliance. One Grand Prize will be selected in each category and additional finalists will be selected as Second Prize awardees.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

New technologies and techniques that encourage healthy and productive aging, that improve the way that older persons receive care, or that provide greater efficiency, safety, and/or convenience for older persons and caregivers.

COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES

Community-based approaches—including inter-generational approaches—to keeping older adults healthy, active, engaged, and/or safe.

SUPPORTING SELF-RELIANCE

New ways to help older adults maintain, improve, or restore their ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADL) and to age in place.

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The Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation is an initiative of ERIA and JCIE, under the auspices of the Japanese government's Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative (AHWIN).