To mark the end of the TRANSITION project, 2016 will kick off with a social innovation incubation conference –Supporting Social Innovations to Grow: TRANSITION’s Journey.
Drawing on some of the key lessons and tools developed as part of the TRANSITION project, the conference will bring different players from European social innovation incubation ecosystem(s): social innovators, incubators, investors, foundations, researchers, policy makers together to discuss the approaches, challenges and next steps needed to support social innovations to grow in Europe.
In addition to engaging discussions we will also hear from
- Kirsi Haavisto, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Innovation Union policy’, DG RTD
- Thomas Lehnen, co-founder of Migration Hub, on problems and opportunities social innovations are facing when it comes to the challenges that arise from to the phenomena of mass migration.
- Christian Vanizette, co-founder of MakeSense, on social innovation challenges and the role communities (citizens, social innovators, incubators) play in letting solutions grow and scale across Europe
Building on the practical challenges incubators and innovators faced going through the Social Innovation Journey (TRANSITION framework methodology), the conference will reflect on and debate how these various ecosystem actors can come together to improve Europe’s capacity to be social innovative and grow.
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During the event you’ll also have the chance to meet 20 social innovators that took part in TRANSITION Social Innovation Journey (incubation programme) and the Transnational Start-up Lab (acceleration programme). The 20 Social Innovators will participate in an international training and financing event which will take place in Brussels on February 4th.
Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and visit Brussels based social innovation incubation players: Make Sense/Sense Cube.
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