We’re looking for the best
ideas in the world.
The Ryman Prize is an international award
aimed at encouraging the best and brightest
thinkers in the world to focus on ways to
improve the health of older people.
The world’s ageing population means that in
some parts of the globe – including much of
the Western world – the population aged 75+
is set to almost triple in the next 30 years.
The burden of chronic diseases including
Alzheimers and diabetes is set to grow at the
In order to stimulate fresh efforts to tackle
the problems of old age, we’re offering
a $250,000 annual prize for the world’s
best discovery, development, advance or
achievement that enhances quality of life for
The Ryman Prize was fi rst awarded in 2015
to Gabi Hollows, co-founder of the Hollows
Foundation, for her tireless work to restore
sight for millions of older people in the
World-leading researchers Professor Henry
Brodaty and Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
won the prize in 2016 and 2017 respectively for
their pioneering work into Alzheimer’s Disease.
The 2018 Ryman Prize went to inventor
Professor Takanori Shibata for his 25 years of
research into robotics and artifi cial intelligence.
The 2019 prize winner was Dr Michael Fehlings,
a Canadian neurosurgeon who has dedicated
a long career to helping older people suffering
from debilitating spinal problems.
If you have a great idea or have achieved
something remarkable like Gabi, Henry, Peter,
Takanori or Michael we would love to hear
Entries for the 2020 Ryman Prize close at 5pm
on Friday, June 26, 2020 (New Zealand time).
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with 2019 Ryman Prize winner Dr Michael Fehlings.
Go to http://www.rymanprize.com for more information