The ceremony marks the culmination of this year’s ++Curious?Check out our project page for more information about the Competition., to find social innovation that allow everyone to equally seize the opportunities offered by digital transformation and technological change.
Following an opening keynote address from Charlotte de Vilmorin, a winner of the 2015 Competition, our ++FinalistsMeet the 10 finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition 2017. will pitch their solutions. You will hear their ideas on how to equip all members of society with the appropriate skills and opportunities to compete in a changing economy. Following this there is a debate on the relationship between technology and inequality. Our master of ceremonies will be Matt Boardman.
At the end of the event, European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska will award this year’s three winners with prizes of €50,000 each. Also, this year’s Impact Prize will be awarded to the semi-finalist from the 2016 Competition, ‘++The competition in 2016Read more about the winners and finalists of last year’s competition.
Please register here to attend the event.
14.00-15.00 Registration & welcome refreshments
Meet the finalists at their stands
15.00-15.15 Keynote: social innovation to reboot equality
Charlotte de Vilmorin, Wheeliz, winner of the European Social Innovation Competition 2015
15.15-15.30 The Competition in a nutshell
Taking you through the journey
Nora van der Linden, Kennisland
15.30-16.00 Getting to know the finalists
Pitches by the 10 teams
16.00-17.00 Debate: is technology widening or reducing inequality?
Chair: Robin Wauters, tech.eu
17.00-17.30 Networking break
17.30-18.00 Award time
Impact Prize for the 2016 semi-finalist having achieved best results
Three awards to the best 2017 entries to reboot equality
18.00-20.00 Celebration cocktail and canapés
Follow the #diogochallenge journey on Twitter: @EUSocialInnov.