Aspirin Social Innovation Award

Social Pioneers in Health & Nutrition

The Aspirin Social Innovation Award honors disruptive impact innovations in health and nutrition from around the world that have the potential to bring about systematic change for the rising billions in need.

Target group & nominations
The award is open for social impact pioneers whose innovations offer new solutions for improving health care or to end global hunger.

Candidates can be impact projects or social entrepreneurs with legal status as registered non-profits or b-corporations. Commercial impact start-ups might be eligible for the award as well, if they operate an award project in partnership with a hosting NGO on a non-commercial basis.

Previous years’ winners have the collective power to solve challenges that billions of people on the planet face today. Their innovations show how entrepreneurial spirit can change the lives of the rising billions in need.

Nominations can come from a strategic network of non-profit organizations and impact leaders. In addition, social impact projects are constantly scouted by the foundation at international tech events.

Benefits & selection
The award is endowed with EUR 100,000€. Five winners receive prize money of 20,000€ each. In addition, the foundation awards a “Special China Award” to increase awareness about social innovation in China.

Four winners, and the “Special China Award” winner, are chosen by a jury. A public voting winner is selected through a global online voting process.

The selection of the winners by the jury is based on the following criteria:

  • Health or nutrition focus
  • Level of innovation
  • Operational excellence
  • Power to change
  • Impact opportunity
  • Relevance for society
  • Entrepreneurial spirit (but nominees should be registered non-profits or b-corporations)
  • Bayer mission fit: “Science For A Better Life“

Meet the Winners

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2017:

2016: