Matching Social Challenges to Entrepreneurial Innovation
Socialchallenges.eu Innovation Platform (SCHIP) is an EU funded initiative aimed to encourage interactions between the different stakeholders for the co-development of social innovation solutions addressing current societal challenges.
Coordinated by META Group (Italy), together with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and Impact Hub, this platform tests a novel approach in the selection of solutions that are demand driven and user centered. It supports the commitment of public authorities, private companies and third sector organisations in defining, prioritising social and environmental challenges, and uploading them onto the platform. It will next encourage the participation of social innovators, startups and SMEs to identify, fund, co-develop and test concrete solutions to these needs.
27 challenges will be chosen and, for each challenge, 3 ‘semi-finalists’ will be selected.
The 2018 calls will be launched as of 15 January 2018.
Rea more on the Platform website