Fondazione Grameen Italia participates in the SCHIP – Social Challenges Innovation Platform, expression of the European project Horizon 2020 coordinated by META with the partners European BIC Network (EBN) and Impact Hub, promoted by Aster in Italy .

The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 program.

The platform aims to build a digital ecosystem of social challenges and solutions to encourage interaction between the public and private sectors with the aim of co-developing innovative projects suitable for the market and with clear social purposes. To do this, it makes more than 2 million euros available through the challenge system, to test at least 81 solutions in 2018 and 2019.

Fondazione Grameen Italia participates in the role of “Challenge Owner“: our task is to identify the most salient social challenges of our territory and translate them into a challenge to be addressed to companies so that they can respond in the role of “Solution Provider” by providing a solution to the challenge.

How to participate?

The text of the regulation is online. Startups, companies and third sector organizations can apply for a project, written in English. Group projects can also be presented, in a number not exceeding the 3 participants. The steps are:

  • Create an account on the platform
  • Upload your proposal (drawn up in the points required by the regulation on page 7)
  • Wait for the eligibility assessment of the proposal (criteria on page 7 of the regulation)
  • Once the proposal has been accepted, wait for the election of the winners (criteria and score on page 9 of the regulation)

There is also a guide in Italian explaining how to upload the project to the Social Challenges Platform.


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