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    Social Innovation Tournament 2017

    The Final Event of the EIB Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia and the Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia will be held in Riga, Latvia, on 21 September.

    This year 308 candidates from 31 European countries competed in the tournament, the flagship initiative of the Institute’s Social activities, held every year in a different country to reward and sponsor budding European social entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.

    In Riga, the 15 selected finalists will have to present and defend their project before a jury composed of social innovation specialists, academics and representatives of the business world.

    Four prizes are awarded: general category and special category first and second place prizes of EUR 50 000 and EUR 20 000 respectively.

    In 2017, the special category prizes will go to projects focusing on ageing. In addition, the fifteen projects will also compete both for a residency at IRIS – a Regional Social Innovation Incubator fostering regional development through social innovation, promoted by the EIB Institute and PortusPark – and for various mentoring vouchers, including the opportunity to attend the 2017 edition of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP).

    Finalists from all SIT editions will become members of the SIT Alumni Network, and can apply to attend a SIT Scaling Impact Bootcamp, a full-time executive training course focused on scaling, pitching and engagement with investors.

    To see the agenda click here.

    Registrations are closed. Please contact directly the organisers at to see if last minute registration is possible.