Aims of awarding the ‘Quality of Life’ prize

The Dalle Molle Foundation for Quality of Life awards the ‘Quality of Life’ prize to a current research project which has already been recognised by research support bodies, public institutions or private companies for its scientific quality.

The foundation has a double aim: to encourage and promote research which allows people to benefit from science and technology and to improve quality of life.

The foundation allocates particular importance to innovative research based on finding new and original solutions to:

  • the harmonious and balanced management of city life;
  • the promotion of human, economic, social and cultural activities which are rewarding for individuals;
  • the enrichment of communications and social interactions;
  • the provision of support for people in order to promote their socio-cultural integration, independence, personal development and dignity.

For 2018, two prizes of CHF 10'000.- each are awarded by the board of foundation on proposal of a Jury made up of recognized personalities. The Rules, the composition of the Jury as well as the awards of the 2010, 2012, 2013, 20014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 are on the website

For 2018, the projects must be submitted to the Foundation Board at the latest 30. April 2018, date of award ceremony: October 2018

Poster 2018 (pdf)



The aim of the Dalle Molle Foundation for Quality of Life Contest is to promote innovative projects of general interest and of high scientific quality.

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