The Department of Science and Technology is pleased to share the announcement of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in partnership with the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), that applications for the Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation will open on 13¬† January until 6 March 2020. The Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation seeks to recognize and amplify innovative policies, programs, services, and products that address these and many other challenges facing aging societies. The objective is to highlight cutting-edge ideas that people throughout the region can emulate or access.
The Prize will be awarded to policies, programs, services and products in the following categories, with Grand Prize Winners from each category receiving recognition at an international forum to be held in 2020:
- 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 physical and mental functions, that assist them and their caregivers as those functions deteriorate, or that build resilience.