Ashoka is the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs—individuals with new ideas to systemically address the world’s biggest challenges and the entrepreneurial skill to transform those ideas into national, regional and global social impact. Over thirty years, we have supported over 3,400 social entrepreneurs with solutions addressing society’s most pressing issues. Ashoka’s vision is a world in which Everyone is a Changemaker—a society that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem.


The Philips Foundation aims to reduce health inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities. It does this by deploying the expertise, knowledge and innovative skills of Royal Philips in collaborative projects with humanitarian organizations and social entrepreneurs across the world to design, adopt and deploy healthcare solutions that are sustainable and inclusive. We are running up to 100 projects worldwide, impacting communities in countries as diverse as Spain, Austria, Kenya, UK, Italy, China, India, US, Uganda, and Sweden.