Scaling For Impact

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 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.


    • “Great insights” at third SIT Impact Bootcamp

      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.

    • SIT Mentoring Bootcamp 2018

      The 15 projects selected for the SIT 2018 participated in the SIT Mentoring Bootcamp, from June 27th  to June  28th, at the headquarters of IRIS, in Amarante, Portugal, organised in cooperation with IRIS and IES-Social Business School.

    • European innovators benefit from SIT impact bootcamp

      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.

    • Institute holds session at EVPA

      Partnering with the EVPA (European Venture Philantropists Association) for the first time, the Institute hosted a session showcasing high impact ventures at the EVPA Annual conference in Oslo on 10 November 2017.

    • Second 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 2017 in Portugal.

    • First Social Innovation Tournament impact bootcamp begins in Lisbon

      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.

    • 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 2015 to pitch their projects to investors at an “Investor’s Fair unlike any other”.