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Building a European Network of Incubators for Social innovation

Objective

Identifying social innovations and successfully scaling them across Europe will be necessary to meet Europe’s challenges. While the number of social innovations has grown, and the ecosystem of actors to support them has developed, there remain numerous missed opportunities for scaling efficiently and effectively. The social innovation sector differs significantly from the commercial sector in its participant’s general willingness to share successes and models. However, the service model for delivering the professional support needed to scale innovations has not yet developed to take this into account. Other factors that exist as barriers to effective and efficient scaling include the lack of visibility of small / local innovations, and lack of mechanisms to connect different sectors together to collaborate and coordinate action. Resources that are available are often being developing with particular stakeholder groups, for example the public sector, foundations and non-profits, and the social economy. Those looking to get involved or increase their efforts find the emerging landscape complex, potentially slowing down entry.

The proposed project aims to overcome these barriers, specifically by:

• Establishing coordinating mechanisms and procedures between existing incubation and support networks, increasing the collaboration and coordinated action between sectors and across geographies

• Creating a flexible coalition of other actors to interact with the core network (Social Innovation Ambassadors Network), to support and spot new opportunities to develop support programs

• Testing new and existing approaches to social innovation incubation by systematically tracking the identification of social innovations and ensuring and tracking the provision of support to allow them to reach scale.

With this project we target at least 300 social innovations to be proactively identified and supported in their tracking the delivery of support needed to execute the scale-up.

Call for proposal

FP7-CDRP-2013-INCUBATORS
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Coordinator

I-PROPELLER NV
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 20
1000 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 338 021,70
Administrative Contact
Vincent De Coninck (Mr.)

Participants (11)

IMPACT HUB GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 96 262,50
Address
Lindengasse 56/18-19
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Ulvund (Mr.)
DIESIS COOP
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 106 197
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Pastorelli (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES AGENCES DE DEVELOPPEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 62 290
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/13
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christian Saublens (Mr.)
IMPACT HUB VIENNA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 54 055,05
Address
Lindengasse 56 18-19
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Reisinger (Mr.)
THE HUB KINGS CROSS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 68 232,55
Address
York Way 34B
N1 9AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Trindade (Ms.)
THE HUB STOCKHOLM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 232,55
Address
Riddargatan 17D 3 Tr
114 57 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjellerås Jesper (Mr.)
ROPOT DEVELOPMENT SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 44 960,05
Address
Strada Ionescu Grigore 100 Bloc 34 Scara 7 Etaj 2 Ap 17 Cam 1 Sec 2
023679 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oana Paun (Mrs.)
IMPACT HUB AMSTERDAM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 683,55
Address
Haarlemmerweg 10C
1014 BE Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tatiana Glad (Ms.)
THE HUB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 685,05
Address
Via Paolo Sarpi 8
20154 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Masetti-Zannini (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DELLE PROVINCIE LOMBARDE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 190
Address
Via Manin 23
20121 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Patricia Frias (Ms.)
POLE EUROPEEN DES FONDATIONS DE L'ECONOMIE SOCIALE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 15 996
Address
Rue Royale 151
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sophie Chiha (Ms.)