Dear social innovation practitioner,
Following the Launch event of the Social Innovation Competition in Croatia on 2 July, organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Croatia, and with the financial support of the European Union, we are delighted to share with you the documents from the event as well as an Application form and the Competition Guidelines. Please feel free to share the message below within your networks!
If you are seeking to make our planet a better place, create jobs, protect the environment, and, yet, seize financially sustainable business opportunities…
If you think you can strengthen the economic development of your administrative area…
If you think that academia needs to come up with practical solutions with real impact on the society and socio-economic development…
…then this competition can help you responsibly stand out of the crowd, innovate and prosper by contributing to the society!
This competition is a unique opportunity for you and your institution to turn your ideas into social innovative products or services in cooperation with other institutions, and with the highest quality seal of the OECD! You can apply for the competition on your own or in partnership with businesses, researchers, government institutions or civil society actors. If you are lacking contacts, we are here to help you find the right ones. Further information as well as application form could be found under this weblink: http://www.oecd.org/investmentcompact/social-innovation-competition-in-croatia.htm
Send us your applications by September 15th and you can ask for our support in improving your project proposal or identifying the right project partners. The final deadline to submit the improved applications is November 30 2015. Participants in the contest will receive advice and technical assistance from the OECD in supporting them nurture, develop and realise their socially innovative ideas. The winner projects will be supported to launch the project in the Croatian social innovation marketplace.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Social Innovation Competition team
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