EIBI Call for Proposals: Ideas that change the world – 2019 Social Innovation Tournament
Deadline for submission: 7 March 2019
The Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that create social and environmental impact, covering projects in a wide range of fields – from education, healthcare and job creation, to new technologies, systems and processes. All projects compete for two prizes in a General Category, and projects addressing this year’s topic of sustainable consumption and sustainable production (including circular economy) will also compete for two prizes in the Special Category.
Projects are typically related to combating unemployment, marginalisation of disadvantaged communities and promoting access to education in a wide range of fields, from education and health care to the natural or urban environment, using new technologies, new systems, and new processes.
The tournament runs in two rounds. A selection committee, comprised mainly of EIB Group experts in innovation, the environment, and other relevant disciplines, selects 15 finalists. The finalists are invited to a mentoring bootcamp to provide them with the necessary guidance to finalise their proposals. At the final event, all the finalists have to present and defend their project to a jury of social innovation specialists.