Winners of 1st Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation Announced

July 31, 2020

The winners of the first inaugural Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation (HAPI) were announced during a Livestream event co-hosted by the award organizers, JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Three Grand Prize Winners and seven Second Prize Winners were chosen by our international selection committee from a pool of over 130 applicants from 12 countries. 

HAPI is an award program designed to recognize and amplify innovative policies, programs, services, and products that address the challenges facing aging societies. The award is unique for its breadth of coverage, allowing a wide range of organizations—including community organizations, NPOs, associations, local governments, businesses, and others—across the region to apply and enabling them to showcase how they are innovating on a diverse set of interconnected issues.

The winners were selected for their innovative work in three prize categories.

Technology & Innovation
New technologies/techniques that encourage healthy and productive aging, that improve care, or that provide greater efficiency, safety, or convenience
Community-Based Initiatives
Community-based approaches—including inter-generational approaches—to keep 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 as those functions deteriorate, or that build resilience

2020 Grand Prize Winners

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2020 Second Prize Winners

Bueng Yitho Municipality | Thailand

STRONG Model Program | Japan

The Housing Complex as One Big Family /

Help Without Frontiers Foundation; forOldy Project | Thailand

forOldy Grandpa and Grandma Shop

Indonesia Ramah Lansia (IRL Foundation) | Indonesia

Indonesia Elderly Friendly Community Program

Korea Association of Senior Welfare Centers (KASWC) | South Korea

KB Good Memory School: A Senior Center–Based Dementia Prevention Program

SmartPeep | Malaysia

SmartPeep AI Elderly-Sitter System

Vietnam Association of the Elderly | Vietnam

Bright Eyes Program for Older People in Vietnam