Nominate your best works at the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021!

Showcase your Innovations, Solutions and Models on a Global Stage!

Launched in 2013, the annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region that was created to recognise organisations and the teams for their innovative and quality approaches to change the way the region’s older adults age, and applaud their contribution in shaping the future of the ageing landscape.

Returning for the 9th year, the OSCARS of APAC’s eldercare industry is calling for entries.

The 2021 edition will see 25 categories in the themes of Design & Architecture, Model of Care, Operational Efficiency & Technology, ProgrammesCommunity CategoryMarketing Category.

The prestigious individual nomination categories – Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencers and Global Ageing Trailblazers awards that honours industry change makers and trailblazers are also calling for nomination.

During this new normal, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards continue to recognise and honour organisations that commit to improving the quality of life, care and happiness for our elders through their innovations in business, operations and care delivery.

Awards Deadline Extended to 10 July 2021

The 2021 edition of the Awards will present over 25 categories in the following seven (7) key themes:
Design & Architecture
Model of Care
Operational Efficiency & Technology
Community Category
Marketing Category
Research Category

Find out more about the Research Category here

Awards Categories 2021

Project of the Year – Ageing-in-place
Project of the Year – Residential Aged Care

Innovation of the Year – Caregiver Model
Innovation of the Year – Dementia Care Model Solution

Innovation of the Year – Dementia Technology Solution
Innovation of the Year – Food & Nutrition
Innovation of the Year – Product
Innovation of the Year - Assistive Living Lifestyle Product
Innovation of the Year – Productivity
Innovation of the Year – Technology
Innovation of the Year - Artificial Intelligence Technology
Best Smart Care Technology – Product
Best Smart Care Technology – Operational Management Solution

Innovation of the Year – Social Engagement Programme
Innovation of the Year – Ageing-In-Place Model (NEW!)
Innovation of the Year - Response to COVID-19
Best Dementia Care Programme
Best Rehabilitation Programme
Best Home Care Operator
Best Day Centre Operator

Marketing Campaign of the Year (NEW!)
Ageing Has Talent! (NEW!)

Best Active Ageing Programme - Community
Best Active Ageing Programme – Residential
Facility of the Year – Ageing-in-place

Best Ageing Research (NEW!)

Apply for awards here

Honouring the outstanding achievements of the most influential global leaders impacting ageing in Asia Pacific

Recognising multi-disciplinary leadership in ageing that inspires change in their home country

Nominate here

2021 Awards Judging Panel

Representation from Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA.


  • Dr The Honourable Lam Ching-choi, SBS, JP, Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People’s Republic of China, Chairman, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong SAR, CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service, Hong Kong SAR
  • Mr Inamura Takuma, Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Dr Maliki, Director, Population Planning and Social Security Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia
  • Mr Kelvin Lim, Chief, Grants Division, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Singapore
  • Mr Lee Keng Leong, CFA, Deputy Director, Operations Outreach, Silver Generation Office, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Singapore
  • Dr Loke Wai Chiong, Clinical Director – Programmes, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformations, Singapore
  • Ms Patricia Sparrow, Chief Executive Officer, Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Australia
  • Ms Julianne Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Modern Ageing, Australia
  • Mr Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Australia
  • Professor Jeung Jihong, Chief Researcher, Future Lab, Tsing Hua University, China
  • Ms Natasha Ho, President, China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter Limited (CRECCHKI), Hong Kong SAR
  • Ms DY Suharya, Regional Director Asia Pacific, Alzheimer’s Disease International, Founder Alzheimer’s Indonesia
  • Professor Hiroyuki Murata, Professor, Smart Aging Research Centre, Tohoku University, President, Murata Associates Inc., Japan
  • Dr Jun Sasaki, Founder & Chairman, Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan
  • Mr Takeshi Haeno, Associate Director, Monitor Deloitte Strategy, Healthcare Strategy, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC., Japan
  • Mr John Collyns, Executive Director, Retirement Villages Association, New Zealand
  • Dr Ng Wai Chong, Chief Executive Officer, NWC Longevity Centre, Singapore
  • Dr Kelvin Tan, Senior Lecturer (Master/PhD in Gerontology Programme)/Mentor (Venture Builder Programme), Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • Mr Michael Voges, Executive Director, Association of Retirement Communities Operator (ARCO), the UK
  • Ms Anne Doyle, President, Lasell Village, Inc., Vice President, Lasell University, United States
  • Mr Ben Myers, Executive Director, Retirement Living, Property Council, Australia
  • Mr Ian Yates, Chief Executive, COTA Australia
  • Mr Patrick Bonnett, Chief Development Officer, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the United Kingdom

The 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021 will take place in conjunction with Ageing Asia 2021: World Ageing Festival (The hybrid edition).

Themed, ‘Transforming the future of ageing: What happens next?‘, the Festival will be held from 01-18 October virtually, with 19-20 October showcase as a physical in-person show in Singapore. The Awards Ceremony will be held on 20 October through a Virtual & LIVE celebration in Singapore.

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