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Got a bright idea to help New Zealanders live better?

Be the difference and win

Got a bright idea to help New Zealanders live better?

Entries are now open for the Sovereign Be The Difference challenge. With five education scholarships of $5000 on the table, plus business mentoring from Sovereign, your idea could soon be lifting you - and others – to a brighter future.

“Be the Difference is all about finding innovative ways to inspire New Zealanders to take control of their health and wellbeing,” says Chris Lamers, Sovereign’s Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer. “We’re looking for creative ideas to help individuals or communities thrive.”

Entries are invited in three categories – product, service and technology - and all categories are open to both individuals and teams.

“A winning challenge could be an app, a game, a new technology, or a new way for communities to engage and connect,” says Chris. “The sky’s the limit.”

A shortlist of the top 20 projects will be chosen by public vote, with the five winners selected by an expert panel, including Sovereign’s CEO Symon Brewis-Weston, Head of Innovation Charlie Drummond and Director of Idealog, Vincent Heeringa.

As well as the education scholarships, each of the five winners will receive business support from Sovereign to help develop their innovation.

The Be the Difference Challenge is launched by Sovereign to celebrate the company’s 25 years of making the difference for New Zealanders in life’s difficult times.

“The Be the Difference Challenge affirms Sovereign’s commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders through continuous innovation,” says
Lamers. “We look forward to being surprised and inspired by the innovative thinking of young New Zealanders ready to make a difference.” shows examples of some of New Zealand’s brightest innovations in the health and wellbeing space and tips on how to get entries underway.

To find out more and enter visit: Entries close 30 November.


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