WestBIC is a partner in Socialchallenges.eu – a platform aimed at creating a marketplace where actual social challenges can meet powerful and innovative solutions. A space where the work among different players make the European Social Ecosystem vibrant and collaborative. Where a challenge is transformed into a new business opportunity.

The Platform supports committed Public Authorities, Private Companies, Third Sector Organisations in defining, prioritising social and environmental challenges, and uploading them onto the platform.

It encourages the participation of social innovators, start-ups and SMEs to identify, fund, co-develop and test concrete solutions to these needs.

Socialchallenges.eu provides €30,000 grants and dedicated support, focused on the translation of at least 27 challenges into 81 practical and marketable solutions for a total value of €2,430,000.

Discover the local ecosystems available online: for each “place” check challenges, key stakeholders, solution providers and experts, and get involved by logging on to https://www.socialchallenges.eu/

The Social Challenges Innovation Platform project receives funding for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Grant Agreement number 734906.