Scaling For Impact

To help social entrepreneurs mobilise resources and scale their impact to change the world, the EIB Institute organises annually the Scaling Impact Excecutive Programme (SIEP).

This one-week full-time executive training programme helps participants develop a scaling plan adapted to the needs of their initiatives, fine-tune the strategy of engagement with key shareholders, develop their marketing and communication plans, prepare an investment case for financing the plan, and prepare to pitch their scaling plan to an audience of investors.

It is directed at teams from initiatives/projects/ventures that have an innovative solution to a societal problem, which are already post-launch, have some degree of validation of their social innovation and are embarking on or undergoing a scaling process to maximise their societal impact.

The participants are selected from among the finalists in the EIB Institute’s SIT (Social Innovation Tournament) and other social entrepreneurs.


    • 2021 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

      The fifth edition was organised jointly with Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics at its Lisbon campus and welcomed participants from nine high impact ventures.

    • 2019 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

      Twenty eight social entrepreneurs from 12 high impact ventures gathered at the IRIS headquarters in Amarante, Portugal for the first part of the Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) Impact Bootcamp 2019.

    • 2018 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

      11 high-impact ventures from seven European countries enjoyed the third SIT Impact Bootcamp, organised jointly with Católica-Lisbon SBE on its Lisbon campus and at IRIS headquarters in Amarante, Portugal, from 27 October to 3 November 2018.

    • 2017 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

      Twelve top European innovators participated in the SIT Impact Bootcamp held by the EIB Institute in collaboration with Católica-Lisbon SBE in Portugal, which finished on Friday 24 November 2017.

    • 2016 Scaling Impact Executive Programme

      The first Social Innovation Tournament Impact Bootcamp took place in Lisbon in December 2016 with previous SIT finalists from Spain, Hungary, Romania and Italy: Juntosalimos, Koiki, Recicleta, Progetto QUID, Down Egyesület, Viitor Plus, School4All and Atelierelecreativeunite.