Social Innovation Competition

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What is the Social Innovation Competition?

As part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design, Firstport wants to uncover the most exciting, innovative business ideas that address social and environmental issues. 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 15 August 2016
  • Workshop to develop ideas and practice pitching: Wednesday 21 September 2016
  • Applications close: Monday 10 October 2016
  • Winners announced: Thursday 10 November 2016

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The Social Innovation Competition 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. It is delivered by Firstport as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Three winners will receive £5,000 and tailored business support. One of the prizes will go the young social innovator category, for applicants under 30 years old. Applications close on 10 October.

You can find more information at www.firstport.org.uk/socialinnovation or by calling Firstport on 0131 558 2724. More information: http://www.firstport.org.uk/programmes/social-innovation-competition.