The 2017 Social Innovation Competition ‘Equality Rebooted’ aims to make technological change and digital transformation more inclusive. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 7 April 2017. Take a chance, enter the competition and submit your idea before 7 April 12pm!
European societies are transforming rapidly due to technological change. Digital / ICT-based businesses, the creative industries, high tech manufacturing, and knowledge-intensive services are creating increasing value for the economy, driving and taking advantage of technological progress but also impacting the labour market significantly.
February 28th in Athens, the European Commission officially launched the 2017 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition aiming to ‘reboot’ equality and shape our future society by inspiring Europeans to provide fresh, energetic approaches to digital inclusion, collaborative economy, connectivity and skills development.
The competition is looking for inspiring ideas, large and small, from people all around Europe who believe in building a truly inclusive economy and making the most of skills and technologies to close the gap in our society. The European Commission is looking for innovations in tools, services and models to equip all members of society with the skills they need to be able to integrate and compete in a changing economy.
>> Applications are open until 7 April (12 noon Brussels time). For full details please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/social-innovation-competition. <<
Organised since 2012 in memory of Portuguese politician and social innovator Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition runs with a new theme each year, focused on addressing a different issue in Europe. The competition is organised by the European Commission, supported by Nesta, Kennisland, Shipyard, Impact Hub and Matter&Co.