Monthly Archives: December 2013

European BIC Network (EBN), Belgium

EBN is the leading non-governmental pan-European Network, incorporating 250+ Business & Innovation Centers (BICs), Innovation-based Incubators, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centres and Business Accelerators across Europe and beyond. EBN was created in 1984 by the European Commission and European industry & knowledge leaders, with the purpose to stimulate the emergence and

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WP6: Project Management

This WP, led by EBN, ensures the efficient management and coordination of all the different activities within the TRANSITION project: this will include the administrative management, the efficient and timely organisation of key tasks and deliverables through WP leaders; the timely and accurate submission of activity & management reports to

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WP5: Network Management

This WP, led by EBN, ensures that all TRANSITION partners act as a single pan-European network of social innovation incubation during the project duration. And crucially, WP5 is responsible for designing the sustainable network of social innovation incubators that can continue beyond the project: the European Social Innovation Incubation Network,

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WP4: Communication & Dissemination

This WP, led by EBN, is brought in at the start of the project to promote the Spark Sessions (and therefore the project itself), and continue throughout identifying suitable content for dissemination, managing the implementation of all media (including websites), and planning and running the required events. It aims to

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WP3: Transnational Start-ups Lab

This WP, led by DENOKINN, takes revolutionary, scalable, high-potential growth social innovations identified during the Spark Sessions and Phase 1 assessment, that have the potential to be accelerated from idea to scaled-up implementation, and bring them into the Transnational Start-ups Lab (TSL) for extremely intensive support by means of agile

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WP2: Shared Learning

This WP, led by NESTA, helps design the Spark Sessions and the support activities to ensure that good learning results can be gathered throughout the implementation and provide new evidence of the role of incubation and incubator networks in accelerating and scaling up social innovations in Europe. An analysis will

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WP1: Scaling Up Innovations

This WP, led by the Young Foundation, is the core of the project. Its focus is the scaling up of around 300 social innovation ideas through a focused range of activities: 12 “Spark Session” workshops, delivered at the beginning of each round of scaling, having a dual purpose: To act

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TRANSITION London Spark Session: 30th January 2014, SAVE THE DATE!

TRANSITION London Spark Session is designed to detect, approach, and inspire social innovators and entrepreneurs and involve them in the scaling up process The 30th of January 2014, The Young Foundation, invites you to the first Spark Session to understand the support offer of the Transition project and identify the help

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Second European Social Innovation Challenge: have you applied yet?

Do you have an idea to fight high unemployment? Do you think you could improve the working conditions of people stuck in low-paid jobs – whether because of their gender, age, social status or handicap? Do you know how to enhance opportunities for the 27 million Europeans currently out of

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