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.

UrbanFarmers

Switzerland

Farming systems to produce fresh foods in safe and healthy environments in the city, taking advantage of roof surfaces. The proximity of these urban farming products reduce emissions and transportation costs, while converting underused spaces into business opportunities.

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Vi-Ability

United Kingdom

Helps local sports clubs to become viable businesses rooted in their community, connecting young and adults through sports and an educational programme. It leverages the motivating power of football to offer an innovative educational programme that improves the employability prospects of young and economically inactive people, while at the same time the clubs become more profitable organisations.

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Why violence? and Filma

Spain

Socio-educational projects that promote dialogue and the participation of teenagers and young people in the community. Why violence? works to prevent daily violence through community service activities, which lead to the construction of discourse and practices to improve co-existence. Filma connects audiovisual professionals with young people to make a film that looks at intercultural relations in familiar contexts, such as at school or...

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WISE

United Kingdom

Career guidance, training and support to increase the presence of women in STEM fields. In this way, it attracts, develops and retains female talent in these professions throughout their training and work integration.

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WorkingRite

United Kingdom

A mentoring and training programme that supports teenagers to achieve maturity and readiness for work. It matches young people with individual tradesmen or women in a real-world working environment, learning new skills through a one-to-one apprenticeship relationship.

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Youth for Technology Foundation

United States

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) is a non-profit foundation that works in partnership with low-income and rural communities to create rich learning environments for children, youth and women in order to identify their key challenges, learn about the causes and apply appropriate technologies to solve critical problems in their communities.

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Youthme

Spain

Educational tool that raises protective factors aimed at youth in vulnerable contexts. These young people are the main characters in their own life plans that are carried out through audiovisual projects. By using videos, an easy and effective methodology is brought into practice, which raises self-esteem, resilience and personal skills, impacting on social change in the area concerned.

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EcoCity Partners

United States

Is changing the rules of the game in the financing of improvements in energy efficiency in buildings. Mobilises private finance through bond issues without compromising the public budget or the solvency of the government.

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Future Farmers Foundation

South Africa

Model of professional farming training for young people at high risk of exclusion, based on apprenticeships. Prepares participants to take up management level positions in the sector.

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Groupe La Varappe

France

Work integration model for people with a low level of professional qualification. It has a group of 4 companies organised in two divisions enabling it to make a big impact: one division focused on people and their professional training for work reintegration (Eureka and Evolio), and another focused on services in the environmental sector (LVD Environnement and LVD Energie).

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