Social innovation academy Vienna 7.–8.9.2015

Posted on Sep 10, 2015

Social Innovation Academy was held from 7 to 9 September in Vienna at the Magdas Hotel.

Klemen and Iztok participated at the academy. The main objective of the Social Innovation Academy was to support the semi-finalists in order to enhance the quality of the innovative projects and thereby enlarging the chances for the semi-finalists to become finalists.

The three day program included webinars, open interactive discussions with peers and experts and guidance for improving our submission. The academy was organized in a highly interactive manner to provide as much room for the semi-finalists to work on our projects.

We have work on the questions like:

  • What is ‘good’ impact?
  • What is social innovation?
  • Why do we need to work on this?
  • What we need to be a successful social innovator?
  • What does it take to get to the next phase of the Competition?

To find answers, organizers have devised a program that aims to bring our proposal to the next level:

  • working on the resubmission of our plan,
  • improving our idea,
  • development and delivery,
  • telling our story.

Coaching sessions have taken place in small teams. Every mentor was working with two teams and help them by improvement of their idea. Aim of the program was to improve Detailed plan of project idea and have the best chances for winning the Competition price of 50.000 €. Twitter