Milan, 15 October 2014 - We are back with the fifth edition of the Lifebility Award, a national competition founded in 2009 by the will of the LIONS, with the aim of rewarding projects and innovative ideas from young people with sustainable social proposals, for the improvement, simplification and accessibility of public and private services in the community. It has made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, in collaboration with Prospera and the patronage of the Lombardy Region, the National Research Council and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The competition has been a great success in previous editions, with 500 projects from all over the Italian territory, more than 90 finalists trained and supervised by Associatione Prospera's tutor on Business Plan and 50 winners
that can give a positive message to other young people. From the site http://www.lifebilityaward.com/storico/brochure/ you can download the document that presents them all individually.
New in this edition is the presence of well-known actor and television host Marco Columbro, who has decided to support the initiative with his sympathy and authenticity and to be our testimonial.
Like the past editions, the award provides for the submission of project proposals in one of the following six categories:
- Energy and Environment
- Transport and Mobility
- Communication, Photography and Design
- Bioengineering and Biotechnology
- Nutrition and Quality of Life
- Tourism and Cultural Heritage
Participation in the competition is reserved for residents in Italy between 18 and 30 years of age, whether they are students or workers. Projects may be submitted no later than March 31, 2015, by accessing the site www.lifebilityaward.com.
Proposals will be accepted both individual and team made. The winners will receive a book of vouchers for assistance to startup business, a paid internship at one of the sponsors of the initiative or a cash prize worth EUR 5,000.00, before taxes and fees.
Prizes will be awarded unquestionably by the Selection Committee, formed by the Scientific Committee and representatives of companies and organizations that sponsored the project, as well as three representatives Lions. The commission will make an initial selection of minimum 2 and maximum 6 projects by category, for a maximum total of 36 finalists. Each of the finalists will win a first prize : the course and tutoring taught by Prospera on how to rework their ideas in a Business Plan version. After about a month of tutoring the Selection Committee will meet again to asseign the final award prizes to the winners of the category, to validate the Social Plus defined by voters in the network and to distribute the residues prizes not awarded to the winners (especially STAGE). For this reason, we invite you to participate and still send your CV, because the STAGE may be assigned outside of the official winners.
There are many institutions and companies that wanted to join this initiative, which aims, as well as to put bright young people within their workforce, to spread the culture of solidarity . We think that is very important to urge young people to commit themselves in the social, thanks to its ability to develop innovative ideas and sustainable. The fifth edition of Lifebility Award has already confirmed the collaboration of Milan Chamber of Commerce, Foundation Bracco and Bracco Research Centre, Bachelor, GERI HDP, Polihub. MakeaCube,
And many also PARTNER are giving a significant contribution to the project, including ACTL ATM STAGE, ALMALAUREA, Italian Association Bioingegeneria, Ideatre60 and still BACHELOR to spread; then Press Club Milano, Punto Enel and Studio Esse for organizing events; SnapKode for the development and management of the site.