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.

Stars of Science

Qatar

The Qatar Foundation promotes the country's capacity for innovation and technology for the development and commercialisation of science-based solutions. Stars of Science is one of its main projects: A pan-Arab television programme which aims to highlight the innovative potential of new generations. The programme is based around a competition for young inventors (men and women aged 18-30 years) to inspire them to dedicate themselves...

Shared model

Read more

STEMnet

United Kingdom

A platform including schools, teachers and professionals that organises activities to support STEM education. In particular, it focuses on three programmes: STEM Ambassadors, the STEM Club Programme and the School STEM Advisory Network.

Shared model

Read more

Streat

Australia

An organisation that addresses the social disadvantages and lack of housing for young people through a hybrid approach that combines three roles for social transformation: the provision of welfare and training; support and holistic care; and a restoration business where students receive training and which also serves as financial support for the other activities.

Shared model

Read more

Taking Care

United Kingdom

A good practice framework that seeks to improve, from scientific evidence, professional decision-making in processes reunifying children in care with their families, providing tools for analysis, planning and support. The guide aims to assist professionals and families in understanding what changes are needed in the environment, what targets should be established and what support and services are available to them.

Shared model

Read more

Task Squad

United Kingdom

A micro-employment platform that connects young people with volunteering experience, and who want to acquire paid work, with organisations seeking staff for short-term jobs.

Shared model

Read more

TaskRabbit

United States

An online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance labour with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.

Shared model

Read more

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

New Zealand

Indigenous-led institution nurturing an inclusive learning environment, through a diversity of courses in over 40 campuses, guided by Māori principles and values.

 

Shared model

Read more

Tenure and Promotion Procedures

Canada

Tenure and Promotion’s academic model expanding the traditional definition of scholarship and research, by regarding academic service to community as equal to other traditional criteria in their evaluation processes.

Shared model

Read more

Terre de Liens

France

Model with an enormous capacity to mobilise financial and human resources to facilitate access to land for new farmers through the leasing of land acquired by the organisation.

Shared model

Read more

The After-School Corporation

United States

Joins elementary or secondary schools with a community organisation for young people (such as clubs for boys or girls) to add more learning time outside standard schooling and to fill the 6,000-hour learning gap of low-income students.

Shared model

Read more

Pages