Participate in the Social Innovation Tournament this year and use this brilliant opportunity to win an entrepreneur grant. If interested you can check out other Details and the Eligibility Criteria for more information regarding this entrepreneur grant.

Sponsoring Agency: European Investment Bank

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: February 24, 2022

Details:

The Social Innovation Tournament established by the EIB Institute is the flagship initiative of the Social Programme. The Tournament seeks to promote the generation of innovative ideas and identify/reward opportunities promising substantial societal benefits or demonstrating best practices with tangible, scalable outcomes.

The Tournament aims at making a positive impact on people’s lives. It covers projects in a wide range of fields, from education and healthcare to natural or urban environments and from new technologies to new systems and new processes. Improvements in these fields are critical to business success, and social innovation can have a substantial societal impact. A Special Category Prize, introduced in 2013, gives additional emphasis to a specific field each year. In 2020, the Special Category prizes were awarded to projects addressing the topic of the environment (with a special emphasis on biodiversity and ecosystem conservation). In 2019, the Special Category prizes were awarded to projects addressing the topic of sustainable consumption and production (including circular economy); in 2018, the Special Category prizes were awarded to projects addressing the topic of sustainable development (with a special emphasis on the circular economy); in 2017, the Special Category prizes were awarded to projects focused on ageing; in 2016, this prize was awarded to projects that addressed the topic of health with a special emphasis on childhood obesity; in 2015, it went to projects targeting equal opportunities with a special emphasis on people with disabilities; and in 2013 and 2014, it went to projects in the urban and natural environment; in 2021, the Special Category prizes were awarded to projects addressing the topic of sustainable living. In 2022, the Special Category 1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded to projects addressing the topic of the blue and green economy.

Eligibility Criteria

The Tournament is open to individuals or teams from (or residing in) the European Union Member States, Candidate, and Potential Candidate countries, and EFTA countries that submit proposals to be implemented in one or more of these countries. If your project is selected as a finalist, in order to validate the decision, candidates will need to provide proof of their EU nationality or residency (a copy of their ID, passport, or residence permit).

If you find yourself eligible do apply for this entrepreneur grant.

Funding Information

The winning projects in the General Category and the Special Category will be awarded a first or second prize of €75 000 and €30 000 respectively and an Audience Choice Award of €10 000.

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