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Help us promote the Social Innovation Competition 2017

 

What is the Social Innovation Competition?

Firstport wants to uncover the most exciting, innovative business ideas that address social and environmental issues, focusing in 2017 on the themes of culture, heritage and tourism.

The Social Innovation Competition offers three £5000 awards (including the young social innovator category for under 30s), combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.

It is open to individuals and start up companies in Scotland developing a product, service or business model that provides a new solution to an existing social need.

Key dates

Applications open Monday 7 August 2017
Applications close Noon, Monday 9 October 2017
Presentation of winners Tuesday 7 November 2017

Case studies

See our 2016 winners and other examples of innovative business solutions that tackle social and/or environmental issues in Scotland here.

 How you can help

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The Social Innovation Competition 2017 is now open for applications!

The competition is looking for exciting, innovative business solutions that are tackling the most pressing social and environmental issues facing Scotland today, focusing on culture, heritage and tourism. It is delivered by Firstport on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Three winners, including one young social innovator under 30, will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Scottish Parliament in November and receive £5000 alongside tailored business support from Firstport, Scotland’s agency for start up social entrepreneurs.

Applications close at noon on 9 October. 

You can find more information at www.firstport.org.uk/socialinnovation or by calling Firstport on 0131 558 2724.

 

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Are you Scotland’s next social innovator?

Do you have an innovative product or service that tackles a social or environmental issue in Scotland?

You could win £5000 to develop your idea and tailored business support!

The Social Innovation Competition, delivered by Firstport is looking for three individuals or businesses (including a young social innovator category for under 30s). Applications close at noon on 9 October.

You can find more information at www.firstport.org.uk/socialinnovation or by calling Firstport on 0131 558 2724.

 

 

Contacts

Jess Gray at jess@firstport.org.uk

Carol Stewart at carol@firstport.org.uk

0131 558 2724 | http://www.firstport.org.uk/socialinnovation