Fifteen projects selected to compete for the EIBI’s 2014 Social Innovation Tournament

The Social Innovation Tournament,  was established by the EIB Institute in 2012  to  encourage entrepreneurship and new thinking to tackle social challenges,  rewards innovative projects that create social value and combat social exclusion.

This year I had the privilege of  of being part of EIB´s  jury to select the Fifteen finalists  from 171 candidates in 26 countries. The finalists will present their proposals at the final event, to be held in Madrid on 16 October, organised in cooperation with IE Business School. If you are in Madrid, do not miss the date, I will send the invitation with all the details about it soon. It will be a great occasion not only to get inspired by the best social Innovators around Europe, but also to network and talk with them and with key experts and practitioners that will also participate.

All 15 projects will compete for the General Category 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 25 000 and EUR 10 000 respectively. Projects falling under the Special Category of Environment will also compete for the Special Category Prize of EUR 25 000. Some of the 15 projects, not necessarily prize winners, may receive a voucher entitling the team to benefit from subsequent coaching/mentoring services.

Over two days in July, the 15 finalists will participate in a mentoring bootcamp in Budapest, organised in cooperation with the European Entrepreneurship Foundation and Demola-Budapest, at which experts will offer practical advice aimed at improving all aspects of each project.

To read about the 15 projects that were selected to compete for the EIBI’s 2014 Social Innovation Tournament, follow the links below.


Contact Person


Career Moves Gregor Demblin


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Fiona Jarvis


Adie social microfranchising initiative Marie Degrand-Guillaud


The Bell Rings for Everyone Henrietta Kovacs


eDiabeat™ Richard Laurits


Small Works David Teakston


Juntosalimos Félix González Herranz


The one-year DO School Programme Florian Hoffmann


R-Urban Constantin Petcou


Filisia Georgios Papadakis


WADI™ – safe water easily Martin Wesian


Hello Mum – Family friendly café in Budapest Orsolya Gerzson-Lipták


UFeed Kasia Gozdzikowska


Auti-Mate Samuel Toth


PinkLime Social Business Stefan Dumitru Sava



  1. Maria Jesus Mariño on 14 de July de 2014 at 11:10

    Excelente!! Me encantará asistir el 16/10. Gracias!

    • Guadalupe de la Mata on 17 de July de 2014 at 05:52

      Genial María Jesus!
      Nos vemos allí!

  2. María del Carmen Navarro on 16 de July de 2014 at 19:55

    Hola Guadalupe recibe un saludo especial desde Popayán Colombia, yo soy otra mujer apasionada por el tema del emprendimiento y como mujer emprendedora me encanta compartir conocimiento y experiencia en este tema y mas con los jóvenes emprendedores de iberoamerica.

    En el momento me encuentro desarrollando una plataforma tecnológica la cual entra en su proceso de incubación para su fase de desarrollo presentada en un Staturp en mi región. Me gustaria compartir mi experiencia contigo.