Project Objectives

TRANSITION, our aim is in our name. Transition is movement, transition is change, transition is evolution.

TRANSITION – Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation is a 30 month EU funded project aiming at scaling up 300 Social Innovations across Europe. London, Paris, Bilbao, Milan, Tampere and  Galway: six hubs for social entrepreneurs or would be entrepreneurs willing to scale up their social innovations.

Through a common framework methodology defined by each scaling centre according to its specificities and to the peculiarities of its catchment area, European social innovators will be supported in their development thanks to dedicated intensive design, business, access to finance, legal and other support services. Transition offers 10 month support for local SIs to be scaled nationally or regionally, and for national SIs to be scaled regionally or internationally. It offers selected SIs access to an opportunity to be fast-tracked through the process towards fully internationalised, scaled and operative activities.

TRANSITION offers new paths to European Social Innovators willing to enter new stages of the Social Innovation Journey.It will help them to explore new opportunities, meet new fellow travellers, listen to new mentors and open new horizons.

Building up a European network of SI incubation stakeholders, TRANSITION aims to identify and test a range of tools and methodologies for supporting social incubation across Europe. Starting from the field experience of the six scaling centres, TRANSITION will propose and consider which approaches work best in different circumstances (regional and sectorial) sharing and informing the SI community through dedicated events, and communication and dissemination media.