Amsterdam, 6 December 2012. Following two successful Open Innovation Challenges, the HEINEKEN Ideas Brewery is launching its third initiative: The 60+ Challenge.
In many parts of the world populations are aging. HEINEKEN, in the true spirit of being an open and inclusive company, sees potential in creating innovative products better tailored to the specific needs of the 60+ age-group.
Therefore, starting on 6th December 2012, the company will ask creatives, young and old, from around the globe to share their observations and insights on the lives and preferences of this golden generation.
HEINEKEN asked Donald Petrie, the acclaimed director of ‘Grumpy Old Men,’ to invite creatives to this challenge. In addition Donald will be part of the official jury to select the most inspiring entries.
Start filming, photographing or writing your observations on what makes the 60+ generation tick. What do they love to eat and drink? When and where do they socialize? How is this different to 20 years ago? And the big question: What could this mean for beer?
To enter the challenge, please visit www.ideasbrewery.com.
The HEINEKEN 60+ Challenge will run from 6th December 2012 to 28th February 2013.
The challenge is open to residents of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada (excl. Yukon & Quebec), China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, UK & US (excl. California)
The winners will be announced end of March.
Challenge III Kick-off - 6 December 2012
Submission deadline - 28 February 2013
Winner announced - 29 March 2013
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More information about the challenge can be found at www.ideasbrewery.com.
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