Launch of the European Social Innovation Competition 2015

The third edition of the competition invites people to come up with new ways to advance Europe's growth.


10:00 – 17:00

European Solidarity Centre, Gdansk, Poland

23 maart 2015

This year’s competition is themed around ‘New Ways to Grow’. We’ll be seeking entrepreneurial, game-changing ideas that can advance Europe’s growth model. Later this year, three prizes of EUR 50,000 will be awarded to the 3 best ideas.

We are excited to announce some of the pioneers working in social innovation across Europe as our competition jury. For a chance to meet several of them, please join us at the launch event in Gdansk and register here.


Competition Jury:

  • Roxana Damaschin-Tecu, NESsT, Romania
  • Tomas Diez, FAB City, Spain
  • Anne-Sophie Do, Comptoir de l’Innovation/Groupe SOS, France
  • Anna Fiscale, QUID, Italy (one of the winners from last year’s competition!)
  • Alexios Galinos, Athens Development Agency, Greece
  • Markus Hipp, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Germany
  • Kaat Peeters, Sociale Innovatie Fabriek, Belgium
  • Pedro Rocha Vieira, Beta-I, Portugal
  • Sam Sparrow, Task Squad, UK (one of the finalists from last year’s competition!)
  • Agata Stafiej-Bartosik, Ashoka, Poland
  • Daan Weddepohl,, Netherlands
  • Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, KaosPilot, Denmark


Click here for the full programme.

The last few tickets are still available, registration will close at noon, Brussels time next Wednesday 18 March. Register here.

Kennisland partners with Nesta, Impact Hub and Matter&Co and will organise the mentoring programme of the competition for the third time.

Follow @EUSocialInnov and #diogochallenge on Twitter for regular updates.

Click here for more information.

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