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.

Breathe Easy Save Easy

United States

It offers monthly prices with the aim of challenging participants to make daily decisions and carry out easy facts that reduce air pollution and save costs.

Enterprises and institutions give citizen for free the prizes encouraging them to changer their habits, such as: tickets for sporting events, membership to museums, organic or sustainable food baskets, etc.

Shared model

Read more

British Science Association

United Kingdom

A national programme to connect science with civil society, making science more accessible and seen as a fundamental part of our culture and society. To this end, it organises four interrelated events annually:

  • British Science Festival, one of the largest STEM events in Europe. Held each year in a different city for a week, there are over 250 activities, exhibitions and tours; aimed at families, school groups, adults, and...

Shared model

Read more

Buzinezzclub

Netherlands

A programme that supports disadvantaged young people, currently in receipt of benefits, to successfully make the transition into education, employment or owning a company, thereby saving money for the municipality and making returns for investors.

Shared model

Read more

Cabal Musical

Spain

Artistic accompaniment and professional support for musically talented youth from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, aiming to convert their artistic restlessness into entrepreneurship projects. Working with music from an inclusive and Community perspective, using it as a motivating and reconnecting tool.

Shared model

Read more

Cardedeu Coeduca

Spain

Comprehensive municipal programme that provides all the educational agents in the community (from nursery schools to secondary schools, and including families, technicians and leisure entities) with training in emotional education of children and young people in order to promote gender equality.

Shared model

Read more

Career Moves

Austria

An organisation that offers a web-based platform to connect people, with and without disabilities, who are looking for employment with a job offer suited to their skills, helping companies to rethink disability.

Shared model

Read more

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

United States

The classification recognizes and evaluates higher education institutions self-assessment process to describe their commitment to community engagement. The aim is to strengthen the practice of service and bonds between campus and community. 

Shared model

Read more

CES4Health

United States

Free, online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating results of service-learning, community-based participatory research and other community-engaged scholarship and activities. Alternative to academic publications and journals.

Shared model

Read more

Changemaker Outcomes for Graduate Success - COGS

United Kingdom

Toolkit for writing measurable learning outcomes, embedding social innovation education and changemaker attributes within higher education disciplines in a structured and equitable format. 

Shared model

Read more

Chênelet

France

A social enterprise that creates employment opportunities in sustainable construction, catering, tourism and hosting activities through the creation of environmentally friendly guest houses (‘gites ruraux’ in French).

Shared model

Read more

Pages