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.

Murrup Barak

Australia

Series of policies to address Indigenous Australian disadvantage and achieve population parity through the provision of employment opportunities so that Indigenous Australians can build careers and succeed both academically and professionally. 

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship - Start it Up

United States

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an organisation that provides educational opportunities in business to underserved high school students, teaching them the attitudes, skills and behaviours they need to succeed academically, personally and professionally.

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New Teacher Center

United States

A group-mentoring programme that unites new teachers with experienced lecturers, generating an effective acceleration process to improve students’ education. The programme works with school districts, legislators, ministries of education and other educators to establish a comprehensive programme, with a particular focus on the poorest districts.

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Ocupació al Bages Industrial

Spain

A project with the aim of promoting labour insertion in different sectors of industrial activity that have a strong sense of community, potentially creating jobs. With high competitiveness and export capacity, situated in the local production system, this project enables enterprise competitiveness to be improved by seeking out qualified staff who meet the needs of each business...

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Odisseu

Spain

Encouraging and aiding the return of young talent across rural areas, through a work release programme that promotes social involvement in the participants’ native regions. Odisseu raises awareness of the available opportunities so that professional projects and life plans can be developed in rural areas, while promoting involvement with the...

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Orienta.te

Portugal

A project aiming to foster vulnerable young people’s ability to make decisions and take action and to promote their sustainable socio-professional inclusion, by providing them with professional guidance, training and accompaniment.

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Pagesos Solidaris

Spain

Comprehensive programme to promote autonomy and equal opportunities for immigrants who work in the agricultural and livestock sectors. Through personalised itineraries for social and labour integration (which include training, mentoring and awareness-raising activities, among others) it seeks to break the circle of social exclusion in which immigrants live and, in turn, integrate them into the community.

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Peer Health Exchange

United States

It covers the public education gap in the prevention of health risks in secondary schools with the most vulnerable population, through the training of young volunteers as health promoters.

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PlanetReuse

United States

A market for reusable building materials. Its aim is to facilitate the purchase of these materials to reduce waste of this kind, to generate savings and create jobs. They give advice both on how to incorporate reusable materials in designs and also on recovering material in the process of deconstruction.

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Project Repat

United States

Reusing t-shirts as the raw material for the production of personalised quilts. It manages to reduce the amount of clothes that end up in a landfill and to employ people in the textile sector with a fair wage.

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