Innovative Solutions

We facilitate the implementation of social innovations to solve critical problems in our communities. We believe in searching for proven innovations, because:

Innovations with proven social impact accelerate the process of change: adapting successful innovations to new contexts can be quicker and more efficient than experimenting through trial-error processes.

It optimizes existing resources: we search for innovations that have a consolidated income model to facilitate its sustainability, and that use solid impact indicators.

It increases the chances of success: proven innovations make good use of the knowledge and experience of innovators, reducing the research and development effort.

Give life to empty flats

Spain

The need of affordable renting is addressed by making an open call for little owners to offer tenants their empty flats under an urban fam contract. The rent payment is substituted by the restoration and maintenance expenses.

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GreenCitizen

United States

A service for the collection, repair and sale of consumer electronics devices for their reuse. In this way, the carbon footprint associated with the lifecycle of the product is reduced to a minimum.

 

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Gründer 50plus

Germany

A consultancy service to people over 50 who are interested in setting up their own business. Online services are directed both at the pre start-up phase and at the early implementation phase of the company.

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Grupa TROP

Poland

Through the production of cultural events (theatre, radio, documentaries), it involves young people at risk of exclusion in an activity that exceeds their own reality and gives them motivation, knowledge and skills.

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Guayakí

Argentina

An agro-ecological food production system that generates stable income for small farmers and indigenous communities through marketing yerba mate with fair trade certification. These production conditions protect the Atlantic Forest, one of the world's most threatened ecosystems.

 

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Habitem Tots!

Spain

This programme makes housing access and maintenance easier for people and families who find themselves at risk of housing exclusion. It also generates social insertion processes that reach their peak with the autonomy of the family. Fundació SER.GI assists single parents, women who survived gender violence, retired people with low income, long-term unemployed, people with disabilities and/or with serious illnesses, evicted families and...

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Harvest

United States

Using technology to produce renewable energy and high quality compost products. In this way, it helps communities to better manage a sustainable use of waste by reusing organic waste. It also increases energy independence through the production and use of biogas

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High Tech High

United States

Prolongs the learning process after secondary school, promoting innovative state schools that integrate technical and academic education. Students develop projects that enable them to acquire academic, occupational and social skills; preparing them for both the workplace and for university entrance exams.

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Housing First

Spain

This model suggests a radically different way of facing homelessness. It consists in making individual permanent housing accessible so that, from there on, people who find themselves homeless or in a worse situation can start working.

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Ikamva Youth

South Africa

A project offering after-school tutorial support, mentoring and career guidance for young people from the suburbs of large cities. The activities provide students with the necessary tools for their own learning and involves them as active agents of the institution.

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