Proposals Due: 6.3 2018. The Social Innovation Tournament supports European social entrepreneurs (non-profit & for-profit) focused on generating social, ethical or environmental impact. Projects typically engage new processes / systems / technologies to fight unemployment; end marginalisation of disadvantaged communities; increase access to services (e.g. education, health, social care, community services); or improve natural or urban environments.
Up to 15 finalists will proceed to the 2nd round, to present proposals at a Final Event to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 23.10 2018. 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 50k and EUR 20k to be awarded in both the General Category and Special Category. Special Category Prizes will recognize sustainable development, with an emphasis on the circular economy. Projects also compete for a residency at IRIS (Incubadora Regional de Inovação Social) and for numerous mentoring vouchers.