The Ryman Prize: enhancing the quality of life of older people

The Ryman Prize is a $250,000 annual award for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people.

The prize is awarded each year by an international jury appointed by The Ryman Foundation.

The world’s rapidly ageing population means that in some parts of the globe – including most of the Western world – the population aged 75+ is set to triple in the next 30 years.

This large demographic change brings with it some chronic health issues including diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

The intention behind the prize is to reward great work done, and also to stimulate fresh thought from the planet’s best minds into this area of need.

The Ryman Prize is awarded in New Zealand but is open to anyone, anywhere in the world for work completed on an advance that has been proven to enhance quality of life for older people.

The work could include, but is not limited to, a mechanical device, a discovery, an invention, a study, a book, an initiative, an invention, a proven idea, a completed research project or initiative or any other advance that enhances quality of life for older people. The prize is to reward work done – not for speculative projects.

The award can be made to an individual or a team.

Applications close on April 28, 2016.

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