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May 04, 2016

BENISI SCALING GUIDE

Discover all our learnings from the programme in the Benisi Scaling guide, including case studies of social enterprises which have scaled successfully, and practical tips to help any social innovator looking to scale their impact.

Brussels, February 08, 2016

BENISI Final Event 8th March – Brussels

Key learnings on scaling social innovation in Europe

The final event of the BENISI project takes place on Tuesday 8th March 2016 in Brussels. The event provides a unique opportunity to learn from the best practices of over 300 social innovations scaling their social impact in Europe.

September 29, 2015

The first European study to examine both national and transnational scaling strategies and their success factors

September 22, 2015

Citizens to decide which challenge to be tackled with the first €2 million Social Innovation Horizon Prize

July 17, 2015

How To Scale Your Impact

BENISI Masterclass, Unlikely Allies Summit

A BENISI masterclass on scaling social innovation was tailored for the needs and profiles of the participants at an exceptional Impact Hub Network knowledge sharing event that took place in Cluj-Napoca in Romania in June, the

March 24, 2015

The launch of the 2015 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition

November 25, 2014

BeeOdiversity rewarded as promising scaling social innovation

On the 14th of November the BENISI project organized its first SIAN Award ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 14, 2014

EDITORIAL

Newsletter 1

The BENISI newsletter intends to bring each two months to stakeholders and professionals in social innovation feedback on the implementation of the BENISI project and food for thought regarding a wider take up of social innovation in Europe.

October 14, 2014

WHAT CAN BENISI BRING TO YOU AND WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO BENISI?

  • Social enterprise? Get in touch to see how BENISI can help you to reach customers, partners, funders, coaches, ... in order to support the scaling of your enterprise.

October 14, 2014

BE PART OF THE BENISI PROJECT AND BECOME A MEMBER OF SIAN

BENISI's Social Innovation Accelerators Network

SIAN stands for Social Innovation Accelerators Network and has been initiated by BENISI to involve other relevant organisations into the project and let them play an active role.

October 14, 2014

SOCIAL IMPACT OPPORTUNITIES

ETHIQUABLE

ETHIQUABLE

Belgian cooperative specialized in producing and distributing fairtrade and organic food products is looking for distribution partners in Scandinavia (Finland, Norway, Sweden en Denmark) to scale up the activity.

October 14, 2014

EVENTS

Upcoming events on Social Innovation

Invitation to the Social Innovation Conference 12th -14th November 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal

October 14, 2014

SOCIAL INNOVATION ACCELERATORS NETWORK (SIAN)

Focus on Comptoir de l'Innovation

Le Comptoir de l'Innovation is an investment and consulting enterprise providing financing and strategic support to innovative social enterprises and social entrepreneurs in France and in the world. It is a subsidiary of Groupe SOS, the leading social enterprise in France.

October 14, 2014

SOCIAL INNOVATION POLICY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Social innovation in the French Lorraine region

Social innovation can be either initiated or supported, including in public private partnership form (PPP) and by the public sector.

October 14, 2014

SOCIAL INNOVATIONS SCALING UP

Some examples of social innovations that are successfully scaling up through BENISI

BENISI has assumed the following four different paths:

October 13, 2014

BENISI AT WORK

Euclid joins SIAN

Euclid Network has joined the Social Innovation Accelerators Network (SIAN), the group of over 30 organisations that are supporting the BENISI consortium of partners that are scaling 300 social innovations across Europe.

Derk Norde
October 13, 2014

BENISI AT WORK

Spotlight on a social entrepreneur: The story of Derk Norde, social entrepreneur and enabler

Derk is a Dutch social entrepreneur with a passion for connecting people. He is based in Medellin, Colombia and co-founder of MovingWorlds, a Social Purpose Corporation (SPC), headquartered in Seattle, USA.

September 04, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: BENISI Event Lisbon, 12-14/11/2014 - Collective Impact through Research and Action

Invitation to the Social Innovation Conference 12th -14th November 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal

August 28, 2014

EUROPOST interview BENISI project manager Vincent De Coninck

Social innovation creates investment return as well

Entrepreneurs try to find out how to deal with challenges and tackle them

Brussels , June 06, 2014

BENISI helps to win!

European Social Innovation Competition

BENISI coached one of the winners of the EU Social Innovation Competition!  Congratulations to Nicolas and Roman!

From Waste to Wow (QUID), Urban Farm Lease and VoidStarter are the 3 winners of this 2nd edition of the Competition!

Bilbao, February 24, 2014

BENISI is supporting the finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition

European Social Innovation Competition

BENISI has been invited to support the finalists of the second edition of the European Social Innovation Competition, which will gather some 30 semi- finalists in Bilbao on 3-5 March to support them with the development of their initiatives and presentations.

Strasbourg, December 04, 2013

Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!

BENISI project has been invited to present the initiatives that it supports at the event organised in Strasbourg by the European Commission in January 2014: “Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!” -  a large two-day interactive event on social entrepreneurship in Europe with over

Brussels, November 20, 2013

BENISI meets TRANSITION

The coordinators of the two twin projects TRANSITION and BENISI have met on 19 November with the aim to agree on the practical ways to collaborate.

October 29, 2013

Join us on Facebook!

BENISI has created a page on facebook!
Come join us and check the pictures, events, news!

www.facebook.com/benisiproject

Benisi lauch event
Vienna, October 29, 2013

BENISI kicked-off on October 15th!

Vienna, October 15th. The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and Contemporary Art (MAK) welcomed more than 300 people from all over Europe to participate in the official launch of BENISI ! It was a huge success.

October 16, 2013

An Austrian broadcast on BENISI

On August 20th, 2013 the Austrian radio Ö1 broadcasted a short bulletin about the BENISI project.

Vienna image
Vienna, August 29, 2013

BENISI kick-off event

14-15 October 2013

BENISI will be formally kicked off on 14-15 October in Vienna.  The event follows an inception phase which included development of communication materials, collaboration tools and methodologies.

Budapest, August 26, 2013

BENISI scaling innovation

Finalist of the EIB Social Innovation Tournament in Budapest.

1Toit2Ages  (www.1toit2ages.be ) – a Belgian social enterprise promoting intergenerational home sharing solution , has been selected among the 16 finalists of the Social Innovation Tournament organised by the European Investment Bank in Budapest.

August 24, 2013

Kick off TRANSITION

Early September a new FP7 funded project kicked off in Brussels: TRANSITION, Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation. TRANSITION is a twin project of BENISI with the same objectives but a different methodology.

August 24, 2013

BENISI launch

BENISI –Building a European Network of Incubators for Social Innovation -  has been launched on 1 May 2013 with project lead i-propeller, in collaboration with the Impact Hub Network, DIESIS, the