Early Entry Prize Winner of the “Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece” Competition Announced

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Athens, May 5, 2014 - Ashoka, The Hellenic Initiative, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim Ellas, and SAP Hellas launched Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece, an online competition, on March 12, 2014 to source, highlight, and catalyze innovative social change projects in Greece.

 

Today, we are thrilled to announce the Early Entry Prize winner of the Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece competition: Filisia.

 

This entry was evaluated per the Ashoka Changemakers criteria — innovation, social impact, and operational sustainability — as the best competition entry submitted at or before the April 11, 2014 early-entry deadline.

 

Filisia: creates accessible music and multimedia interfaces that support the rehabilitation process of people with disabilities, and are designed with therapists, users and families.

 

The Destination: Change competition will accept entries up until the close of the entry period on May 19, 2014. The winners will receive €40,000 in prizes, and one of these winners will receive an SAP® Business One software with licences for 3 users. The winners will be announced in July 2014.

 

Competition entries can cover a range of solutions, including: social and economic inclusion of vulnerable populations; health and access to healthcare; strengthening community development through environmental solutions, and supporting healthy and active aging.

 

Additional information about entering the competition, plus guidelines and assessment criteria, can be found at www.changemakers.com/destinationchange.

 

For more information, please contact: ashokagreece @ ashoka.org

 

Ashoka

Ashoka is the leading global network of social entrepreneurs, working with men and women around the world who have developed systems-changing solutions to pressing societal challenges.

 

The Hellenic Initiative

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is a global, nonprofit, secular institution whose vision is to mobilize the Greek diaspora and philhellene community to invest in the future of Greece through programs focused on crisis relief, entrepreneurship, and economic development. 

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Ellas

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 140 affiliates and more than 46,000 employees. The Greek affiliate, established in 1966, is now the only multinational pharmaceutical company with its own manufacturing plant in the country. In the framework of the Making More Health initiative, Boehringer Ingelheim initiated in 2010 a global cooperation with the Ashoka organization. With this cooperation, it aims to provide, through social entrepreneurship, innovative solutions to critical health and living problems of people and communities around the world.

 

John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation continues the public service tradition of John S. Latsis by supporting and implementing public benefit initiatives in the fields of education, social welfare, scientific research and community development, with a geographic focus primarily on Greece. The Foundation endeavours to partner with its grantees and provide multilayered support in addition to financial assistance, in order to achieve the greatest possible impact.

 

SAP Hellas

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services. SAP Hellas SA was founded in October 1994 to spread SAP software in Greece. Since then, there have been more than 1380 installations in companies of all sizes. SAP Hellas SA offices are based in Athens and Nicosia serving Greece and Cyprus respectively.