Philips is looking for individuals, community or non-governmental organizations and businesses who have ideas - ideas for ‘simple solutions’ that will improve people’s health and well-being in a city.
To help translate these ideas into reality, three Award grants totaling €125,000 are on the line. One overall winning idea from any of the three categories outlined below will receive a grant of €75,000, while the two additional ideas will receive grants of €25,000.
There are three Award categories:
1. Well-being Outdoors
Initiatives that will help citizens feel safe in public spaces, as well as initiatives that help create identity and a sense of belonging.
2. Independent Living
Initiatives that will help the growing number of elderly people living alone to feel secure and comfortable in a city and/or enable longer living at home with appropriate access to healthcare.
3. Healthy Lifestyle at Work and Home
Initiatives that will support a healthy body and mind, whether through a person’s surroundings or via other essentials such as exercise, sleep and diet.
Detailed criteria for entries and online submissions for the Philips Livable Cities Award can be found at www.philips.com/because. The deadline for submission is 5pm CET on October 28, 2010. The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony that will take place in April, 2011.