2022 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award

Making healthacare financially accessible to low-income people

The Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award 2022 is an invitation to (social) entrepreneurs working in low and middle-income countries to make healthcare financially more accessible in low-income communities.

The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to build resilient societies in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Demand for affordable healthcare has increased along with the global population, and COVID-19 has only intensified the challenges of providing it.

Health expenditures push an estimated 100 million people worldwide into extreme poverty every year. New approaches to financing healthcare are more urgently needed than ever.

Strengthening our commitment from last year, we will continue to take up this challenge through the Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award 2022.

In the 2022 award cycle, we are looking to support innovative solutions that increase financial access to healthcare in low-income communities. To be eligible for the award, an enterprise must take a business-minded approach that increase the resources available to households to pay for healthcare or that reduces the risk of lasting economic vulnerability or poverty following an illness or accident.

The three finalists will be awarded with funding up to USD 700 000 and non-financial support from experts across Swiss Re and beyond.

Our vision for Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award 2022

Open calls for applications

Do you have an entrepreneurial initiative that boosts financial access to healthcare in low-income communities? Find out more about eligibility, timelines and application process.
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The application period will be open from 18 November 2021 through 13 January 2022. Applicants are asked to complete the online questionnaire by 13 January 2022, 23:59 CET. Only applications submitted in English and before the deadline will be considered.
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Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award

Since 2016, we have worked with a total of 15 promising entrepreneurs across the globe and have awarded over 3 million USD to support their businesses.

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2020 Award

2019 Award

2018 Award

2016 Award

​Swiss Re Foundation

Together with our partners and Swiss Re employees, we support efforts to strengthen societal resilience in countries where we operate and in targeted developing regions.

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