October 23, 2018: 2019 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Tech4Health in underserved communities

The Swiss Re Foundation 2019 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Tech4Health in underserved communities is open for applications.

The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year.

The 2019 award focuses on innovative solutions that offer more and better access to healthcare for households in low-income communities. The competition targets business-minded organisations that leverage technology to successfully tackle the behavioural, knowledge, infrastructure, financial and/or other barriers to such households’ access to healthcare solutions – from prevention to treatment.

Ventures that address one or more of the following areas are welcome to apply: access to information for patients and healthcare professionals, capacity-building of healthcare professionals, distribution and supply chain integrity, upgrading healthcare facilities and access to appropriate medical equipment and access to financing for patients.

For detailed information about the scope, selection criteria and process of the Award, please click here.

The Award will consist of financial grants amounting to CHF 700 000, to be split among the winner and the two runners-up, alongside non-financial contributions such as coaching and technical advice.

Applicants should fill in this online questionnaire by 9 November 2018, 24:00 CET. All applications must be submitted in English.

Please circulate this opportunity widely among your networks!