Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award
13 Nov 2018, 24.00 CET
13 Dec 2018
Selection of top 12 candidates
13 Dec 2018 - 24 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019
Selection of top 6 candidates
11 Feb - 03 Apr 2019
On-site due diligence
17 Apr 2019
Selection of 3 finalists
16 May 2019
Award ceremony in Beijing (China)
The Swiss Re Foundation’s 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 the annual award program, its specific focus changes from year to year.
In the 2019 award cycle, we focused on innovative solutions that offer better access to healthcare for households in low-income communities. To be eligible for the award, an enterprise must take a business-minded approach to tackling behavioural, knowledge, infrastructure, financial and/or other barriers to such households’ access to healthcare solutions – from prevention to treatment.
The 2019 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award winner, CarePay, was selected from three finalists by a jury of Swiss Re senior executives and academic representatives at an award ceremony in Beijing (China) on 16 May 2019.
CarePay and runners-up Yibao Plan and Fyodor Biotechnologies will share the prize money of USD 700 000, with CarePay receiving USD 300 000. The two runners-up, Yibao Plan and Fyodor Biotechnologies, will receive grants of USD 250 000 and USD 150 000, respectively. Over the next two years all three finalists will also receive coaching and technical advice from Swiss Re employees with relevant expertise.
Winner 2016: Virtual physical therapy for the elderly
SimpleTherapy offers video-based, head-to-toe exercise therapy programs that help seniors improve their condition.