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RETIS selected by EBN as the French "Node" of “Social “, the European project dedicated to Social Innovation!

07/18/2017 Theme : RETIS News


Social Challenges Innovation Platform is a H2020 project, coordinated by META Group, in collaboration with European BIC Network ,  Impact Hub  and counting with the support of the European Commission - DG Grow and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME)

Social is a European initiative aimed at matching social challenges with the best innovative solutions coming from the entrepreneurial world

It supports European stakeholders bearing interests about hard-to-solve, high-impact social problems in defining and prioritising social and societal challenges. It encourages a broad participation of social innovators, social entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs to identify, co-develop and test concrete solutions to these needs. It provides grants and support, focused on the translation of challenges into practical and marketable solutions

Read the EBN Press Release :

Each selected Challenge will be linked to three solution providers coming from European startups and SMEs. The selected solutions will receive a grant of € 30,000 plus six months of support and coaching to help them develop, implement and scale-up their idea. The most appropriate solution will be chosen and the solution provider will work with the structure that proposed the challenge to move from idea to concept and practice.

For France, it is RETIS (in partnership with a group of pilot members working on this theme, including Angers technopole) who will as Social Node, promote the project, identify challenges and solutions providers, highlight them and disseminate the results.

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