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Brake-Out (SIT 2019) wins Belgium’s Queen Mathilde Prize

SIT 2019 finalist Brake-Out, which designed a programme to help young people between 18 and 22 years old with a mental disability and/or autism in their transition to the adult world, has won Belgium’s “Queen Mathilde Prize” for 2022. Queen Mathilde handed out the...

Impactful solutions at the ChangeNOW Summit 2022

Seven SIT alumni will be showcased at the ChangeNOW Summit 2022, an international summit to be held in Paris from 19-21 May to present concrete actions and innovations to tackle climate change-related issues, which is supported by the EIB Group (EIB, EIF and EIB...

SIT Alumni highlighted on International Migrants Day

18 December is International Migrants Day. Approximately 281 million people were international migrants in 2020 representing 3.6% of the global population. Migrants contribute to society with their knowledge, networks and skills — building stronger, more resilient...

Find out more about the SIT 2021 finalists

Changing the way farmers water their fields, simplifying and improving the treatment of critical patients in intensive care, reducing electricity production greenhouse gas and a solution to make angiography safer — read the incredible stories of the SIT 2021 finalists...

2021 SIT finalist Wasser 3.0 gets German award

Wasser 3.0, one of the 15 SIT 2021 finalists, recently received a “green founders” prize at the German Next Economy Award competition organised by Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis (German Sustainability Award Foundation) in cooperation with Deutscher Industrie-...

Disability awareness: SIT Alumni take up the challenge

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, the EIB Institute is proud o highlight the achievements of Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) Alumni to improve the well-being and daily lives of people living with disabilities. Helping...

SIT Alumni showcased at EVPA conference 2021

SIT Alumni showcased at EVPA conference 2021

Eight SIT Alumni pitched their innovative solutions to investors during the Investors for Impact forum organised in Porto from 15 to 17 November as part of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Impact Month. From an app to fight violence against women...

SIT Alumni hit the airwaves

SIT Alumni are hitting the airwaves to raise awareness on the importance of Social Entrepreneurship for children by talking to teenage reporters of Rádio Miúdos, a Portuguese radio station, itself a SIT Alumnus. Starting 22 April, ten SIT Alumni will be interviewed...

E-training on how to communicate your impact

E-training on how to communicate your impact

The EIB Institute is organising an exclusive training for the SIT Alumni Network on how to communicate your impact with Kim van Niekerk. This blended training will be delivered in May and June. Six videos will be released on the following dates and a live wrap-up,...

Webinar series on raising venture capital with impact

The EIB Institute is hosting a series of five webinars on "Raising venture capital with impact" with Wladimir Nikoluk from ImmerLearn. This series explores how entrepreneurs can successfully use impact measurement to raise funding from existing and emerging venture...

SIT Alumni raises €1.5 million

SIT Alumni SkillLab, a technology company that turns skills into career paths, has raised €1.5 million in its seed round of funding from Dutch impact venture fund Rubio Impact Ventures. Founded in 2018, the Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) 2020 finalist started out...

Call for applications: Social Innovation Tournament 2021!

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the SIT by increasing the amount of the awards! The 15 Finalists will compete for a 1st prize of €75 000 and a 2nd prize of €30 000 in the two categories,  the General Category and the Special Category (in 2021 sustainable...