Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award
8 Nov 2020, 23:59 CET
6 Dec 2020
Selection of top 12 candidates
7 Dec 2020 - 30 Jan 2021
14 Feb 2021
Selection of top 6 candidates
15 Feb - 4 Apr 2021
On-site due diligence
16 Apr 2021
Selection of 3 finalists
19 May 2021
Our Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In the 2021 award cycle, we focused on innovative solutions that increase financial access to healthcare in low-income communities. To be eligible for the award, an enterprise had to take a business-minded approach that increases the resources available to households to pay for healthcare and/or that reduces health shocks that lead to poverty or economic vulnerability following a disease or an accident.
The 2021 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award winner, Clinicas del Azúcar, was selected from among three finalists by a jury of Swiss Re senior executives, an academic representative and a Swiss Re client at a live virtual event on 19 May 2021.
Clinicas del Azúcar, and runners-up clinicPesa and Wellahealth will share the total award grant of USD 700 000 and benefit from coaching and technical advice provided by Swiss Re employees.
1st Runner-up: Smart tech for smarter farming
The Ecosystem Regeneration Associates (ERA) helps farmers generate revenue by obtaining access to trade-able emission certificates by adopting regenerative land management practices.
Winner 2016: Virtual physical therapy for the elderly
SimpleTherapy offers video-based, head-to-toe exercise therapy programs that help seniors improve their condition.