Deadline: 07/04/2017 at 12.00.00 (noon, Brussels Time)
Objectives/Priorities: The 2017 Social Innovation Competition aims to make technological
change and digital transformation more inclusive. It seeks to ‘reboot’ equality by inspiring fresh
and energetic approaches to digital inclusion, connectivity, and skills development.
The competition is looking for inspiring ideas, large and small, from people all around Europe
who believe in building a truly inclusive economy and making the most of skills and
technologies to close the gap in our society.
Ideas could include, but are not limited to:
- New technologies and business models that make the digital economy more inclusive
or use collaborative solutions to reduce inequality;
- Innovations that empower disadvantaged people to fully participate in the digital
economy and gain revenue from employment or entrepreneurship;
- Initiatives that equip those at risk of being shut out of the labour market with the
appropriate skills to shape the knowledge economy, such as creativity, communication
- Solutions to protect and support low wage/skilled workers in the evolving labour
Who can participate: the competition is open to entrepreneurs, social innovators, students,
designers, makers, tech enthusiasts, educators, and people from diverse backgrounds across
Budget: the 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000.
Take a chance, enter the competition and submit your idea!