SOCIAL CHALLENGES INNOVATION PLATFORM - RESULTS OF 1ST CALL AND 2ND CALL LAUNCHED
SocialChallenges.eu has awarded a total of € 1 230 000 in funding to 44 projects submitted in response to challenges launched by 15 cities around Europe as part of the first call.
SocialChallenges.eu has awarded a total of € 1 230 000 in funding to 44 projects submitted in response to challenges launched by 15 cities around Europe as part of the first call. The selection was carried out by a jury of 7 experts (Dario Mazzella, META Group; Marina Sarli, Impact Hub GmbH; David Tee, European BIC Network; Bernard Uyttendaele, EVPA; Carolina Arriagada, Cities and Collaboration LTD; Fiona Hazell, Inclusive Business Accelerator; Esteban Pelayo, EURADA) and the organizations who promoted the social challenges on the platform
The selected entrepreneurs receive € 30 000 each (to be shared in the case of more than one successful applicant for a challenge) and a dedicated light mentoring programme to develop over 6 months a Minimum Viable Product that will be deployed and tested with the support of the local partners that promoted the challenge. The list of selected projects can be found at https://www.socialchallenges.eu/download/SoChange_results_1st_call.pdf
In the meantime, www.SocialChallenges.eu is hosting 30 new challenges for its second call for impactful solutions. Entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs are invited to propose their solutions by 15 April 2018.
See the open challenges at https://www.socialchallenges.eu/community/4/challenges