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.

Réseau Cocagne

France

Collective organic gardens that employ people with social or occupational difficulties to find a job. In addition to producing and marketing the products, the people are accompanied which avoids their marginalisation and contributes to their social reintegration.

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Restbox

Argentina

Proposes a new way to build coffins, that is more environmentally friendly. Their composition, 70% recycled cardboard and 30% cellulose, not only reduces the felling of forests for this purpose, but is also a biodegradable product that allows energy savings.

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ReWork

United States

Connects and builds highly professional teams for companies working in social innovation. It selects young people recently graduated from elite universities or emerging from positions at large companies and trains them in skills like how to develop business plans or project proposals. As a result, businesses with social impact obtain tailored recruitment services and talented staff.

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Sage Youth

Canada

A programme that aims to foster the personal development and social integration of marginalised children and youth, through strengthening their literacy skills, building their self-esteem and integrating community support.

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SchlaU-Schule

Germany

A project addressing the needs of young refugees and asylum seekers by offering them a comprehensive education and training programme accompanied by socialisation activities and personalised mentoring.

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ScienceLab

Germany

Learning model and approach to science, applicable inside and outside the school, which makes children from 4 to 10 years old the protagonists of their scientific discovery and learning process. Children acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities through a system that helps them to ask questions about their environment and to find answers through experimentation.

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Servei d'Atenció a la Diversitat

Spain

Annual itineraries that align cultural, social and educational activities around civil rights with the aim of enhancing diversity from an intersectional perspective, promoting acceptance and respect. The process involves several social agents (technical staff, entities, companies) and local administration areas.

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Servei Trànsit

Spain

Primary care unit that welcomes, advises and supports trans* people in the processes of self-identification, self-acceptance and social visibility of their felt identity. A public health service that provides comprehensive guidance (medical, psychological and social), and adapts to each transition process in a respectful manner and without prior access requirements

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Service for the Transition to Independence

Spain

Routes to independence for young people without a social support network, and motivation for change among homeless youth. A cross-cutting programme focused on providing stable housing and pre-employment training designed as a training itinerary aimed at preparing young people to be personal assistants.

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Sharing Academy

Spain

A platform that allows university students of the same degree scheme to find or become a tutor. It aims to encourage collaborative consumption and improve educational attainment through a personalised education while helping generate an extra income for those who wish to share their knowledge.

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