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.

La Petite Reine

France

Promotion and use of a sustainable transport vehicle for goods within cities, reducing the traffic of large, polluting vehicles. Going by the name of Cargocycle ®, it has a load capacity of 180 kg, is faster than a scooter and has a supporting electric motor. 

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Lanzaderas de Empleo

Spain

This programme facilitates a peer-to-peer support system of heterogeneous teams of unemployed people who, working through commitment and solidarity, reinforce their skills, generate collective knowledge, become visible and collaborate in the pursuit of a common goal: to obtain employment or self-employment.

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Lost in Time (Tempeest)

Netherlands

iPad game encouraging the knowledge of cultural and historical heritage of the cities. It’s ideal to be used as a city marketing tool because it offers a unique opportunity of presenting the city to tourists and future residents. 

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Manchester Bidwell Corporation

United States

Convinced that the environment shapes people's character, MBC builds environments surrounded by art and light where programmes are developed that create real opportunities to escape poverty and foster hope among those most in need. An effective model that improves academic performance and secondary school graduation rates, and provides adults with tools to obtain employment opportunities that will change their lives.

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Mattecentrum

Sweden

Support network for learning maths in non-school hours for all students from 9 to19 years of age that need it. Mobilises mentors and provides modern content to present the subject, offering free support via in-person (mathlabs) or online sessions.

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Mental Health First Aid

Australia

Courses allow people with no clinical training to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. It provides skills and knowledge to offer effective first aid intervention until adequate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. 

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MiMi-With Migrants For Migrants 

Germany

A programme that recruits, trains and supports intercultural mediators to teach migrant communities how the German health system works as well as educate them in the specific health issues which they are at higher risk, healthy lifestyles, therapies and prevention.

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Mitt Liv

Sweden

A social enterprise that tackles the dual challenges of integration and joblessness among highly educated young migrants, through offering mentorship programmes that foster labour market integration and promote cultural diversity.

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Mosaic

United States

A crowdfunding platform that funds solar energy projects through loans, allowing a broader scope of renewable energy and a return for investors. These peer-to-peer loans provide access to loans at a reasonable cost and investment opportunities in renewable energies to distribute wealth derived from the sun to communities who choose to opt for this energy source.

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Multisystemic Therapy

United States

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive, flexible, family and community-based treatment programme that addresses all environmental systems negatively affecting chronic and violent juvenile offenders’ behaviour to improve the quality of life for both the young people and their families.

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