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.

Aprop

Spain

Quickly built, sustainable and quality flats which provide temporary housing for people whose assigned public housing is under construction. These flats are also meant to recover space for citizens and diminish pollution.

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Apropa Cultura

Spain

Collaborative platform that generates synergies between cultural centres and social entities to promote an inclusive and transformative cultural entertainment. Its actions focus, on the one hand, on facilitating the access of vulnerable groups to the usual programming of the centre and, on the other hand, on training the professionals in the sector to attend to the specific needs of these people.

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Asociación Civil Andar

Argentina

Asociación Civil Andar develops inclusive business in order to increase the employment ability of people with disabilities. It’s a multi-business and multi-activity job placement initiative placed in Buenos Aires, within a context of low public resources and huge cutbacks. They carry out productive activities such as baking bread and catering, combined with professional training (cooking school) and sport activities (football league).

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Avanti Fellows

India

A programme that helps disadvantaged high school students pass college entrance exams through mentoring as well as affordable, high quality after-school programmes focussing on science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Baby's Space

United States

A model of neighbourhood-based holistic early childhood centres that provide children and families with better opportunities for educational success by prioritising the baby’s point of view, parent and community engagement. Facilities are one-stop centers in which child and family services are interrelated and of equal importance, responding to their cultures, values and needs.

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Barrios Sostenibles

Spain

A training programme aimed at young people who find themselves in difficult situations in securing a future occupation in fields concerning energy efficiency and the environment. Its methodology is based upon systematic intervention that is integral and participative while focusing on the region. While these students learn, they become advocates of social change and neighbourhood improvements...

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Beats Rhymes and Life

United States

An organisation that aims to improve mental health and social outcomes among marginalised youth by using hip-hop and other youth cultural forms as catalysts for positive change and development.

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Better World Books

United States

Collection of surplus books, eg from libraries, to be sold online. For every book bought another is donated to someone who needs it, in addition to raising funds for organisations working on literacy.

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Big White Wall

United Kingdom

Clinically-supported, safe, anonymous, online platform available 24/7 and facilitated by healthcare professionals. It offers a selection of personalized support and recovery services to help members self-manage their mental wellbeing.

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Bould

United States

A training programme to obtain professional certification in construction techniques and building rehabilitation following energy efficiency principles, based on the participation of the main stakeholders involved: students, professionals and construction companies.

 

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