To help social entrepreneurs mobilise resources and scale their impact to change the world, the EIB Institute organises annually the SIT (Social Innovators and Transformers) Impact Bootcamp.

This full-time executive training programme includes lectures on social innovation, scaling models, negotiations, fundraising and effective communications, and intensive pitching training sessions, closing with an Impact Ventures Fair to showcase projects to potential investors and build bridges for future investment deals.

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 impact.

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


    • SIT bootcamp designbypansSecond SIT Impact Bootcamp begins

      The second SIT Impact Bootcamp organised by the EIB Institute, in collaboration with Católica-Lisbon SBE, is taking place from 17 to 24 November in Portugal.

    • SIT BootcampFirst Social Innovation Tournament impact bootcamp begins in Lisbon

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

    • Stephania Xydia (Politeia 2.0)An Investor’s Fair unlike any other

      Twelve social entrepreneurs, chosen among the 65 previous finalists of the Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament and the EU Commission Social Innovation Competition, came to Luxembourg on 3 December to pitch their projects to investors at an “Investor’s Fair unlike any other”.