Philips Livable Cities Award: Final Call for Submissions

PhilipsThe closing date for the Philips Livable Cities Award is quickly approaching; however there is still time to enter. Submissions are welcome from individuals, community groups or NGO's and businesses with 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 being made available. One overall winning idea from any of the three categories outlined below will receive a grant of €75,000, while two additional ideas will receive grants of €25,000.

Entry categories:

  • Wellbeing outdoors: Initiatives that will help make citizens feel safe and secure in public spaces, or help create city identity and foster a sense of belonging;
  • 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 them to live longer at home with the appropriate access to healthcare;
  • Healthy lifestyle at work and home: Initiatives that will support a healthy body and mind, whether through a person’s surroundings or other essentials such as exercise, sleep and diet.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 28 October 2010 at 5pm Central European Time.

To enter, visit the Livable Cities Award site at www.because.philips.com/livable-cities-award/award-entry-overview.

About the Philips Livable Cities Award Supervisory Panel
The Philips Livable Cities Award is supervised by an international panel of experts. This esteemed group specializes in a range of urban issues including city growth, architecture, population aging and longevity issues, urban communication, climate change and transportation issues.

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs more than 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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