SIAN

SIAN

Social Innovation Accelerators Network

The Social Innovation Accelerators Network (SIAN) aims to identify, promote and scale up social innovation initiatives, by joining skills, resources and capabilities of its members and of the whole BENISI consortium. Coordinated by the BENISI partners, this network unites organisations specifically interested in social innovation from a variety of sectors and with a wide geographical spread.

Social Innovation Accelerators can be leading organisations or accomplished individuals able to have an impact on society and who can act as catalysers of the BENISI project’s scaling activities, by putting at the disposal of the consortium their ability to access to finance, skills and connections.

A yearly award will highlight the most interesting examples of social innovations across Europe and provide them necessary publicity and hopefully through the Network – access to finance.

The SIAN will promote constant collaboration between its members on a regular basis. The members of the network will:

  • Meet annually at one of the project locations (total of 3 meetings over the duration of the project);
  • Have an opportunity to develop spin off projects that contribute to achieving the goals of the project, in partnership with Consortium members and other SIAN members;
  • Help identify and connect with social innovation examples locally;
  • Help scale-up the identified social innovations locally in cooperation with the cluster leader  (the Impact Hub network) whenever possible;
  • Promote the objectives of the BENISI project through dissemination of information, further policy research and other activities that have the potential to increase the impact of the project.
     

          

 

Name of Organization  Website  Country
European Foundation Center  www.efc.be Belgium
European Venture Philantory Association (EVPA)  www.evpa.eu.com Belgium
REVES - European Network of Cities and Regions for Social Economy  www.revesnetwork.eu Belgium
LAMA Development Cooperation  www.agenzialama.eu Italy
SIZ - Social Innovation Zone  www.the-siz.org Greece
Le Comptoir de l'Innovation www.lecomptoirdelinnovation.com France
Fondazione CRT www.fondazionecrt.it Italy
Center for Social Economy www.socialokonomi.dk Denmark
ARoTT Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation  www.arott.ro Romania
CONFESAL Confederación Empresarial de Sociedades Laborales de España  www.confesal.es Spain
FNUCM - Federation Nationale d'Union de Classes Moyennes www.ucm.be Belgium
Impact HUB Zagreb www.zagreb.impacthub.net Croatia
BARDA - The Bulgarian Association of Regional Development Agencies  www.isede-net.com Bulgaria
Impact HUB Tel Aviv www.the-hub.co.il Israel
Foundation INNOVES  www.innoves.es Spain
Region Zealand www.regionsjaelland.dk Denmark
SI² Fund | Social Impact Fund www.si2fund.com Belgium
IMI Instituut Maatschapelijke Innovatie www.iminet.org  Netherlands
MaRS Discovery District Toronto  www.marsdd.com  Extra-Europe (Canada)
Forum for Social Innovation Sweden  www.socialinnovation.se Sweden
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland  www.socialentrepreneurs.ie Ireland
Social Entrepreneur and Innovator   Extra-Europe (Chile)
Erste Foundation  www.erstestiftung.org Austria
TechSoup Poland  www.techsoupglobal.org/network/poland Poland
SIX Social Innovation Exchange www.socialinnovationexchange.org UK
SKOLL Foundation  www.skollfoundation.org UK
Bertelsmann Foundation  www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de Germany
JP Morgan Foundation  www.jpmorgan.com UK
Fundacio La Caixa www.obrasocial.lacaixa.es Spain
Stavros Niarchos Foundation  www.snf.org Greece
SHIPYARD    CE Europe (Poland)
Rozbehnisa!  www.rozbehnisa.sk Slovakia
Fair Capital Consulting  www.socialni-inovatorji.si  Slovenia
European Forum Alpbach  www.alpbach.org Europe-wide
Reach for Change Foundation www.reachforchange.org Sweden
Social Innovation Park Shanghai – (Nest) | NPI  www.npi.org.cn/english China 
SILATECH  www.silatech.com  Qatar
German Children and Youth Foundation www.dkjs.de Germany 
Impact HUB Athens  www.athens.impacthub.net/en Greece
EMES  www.emes.net Belgium
SEN Social Entrepreneurship Network  www.socialeconomy.pl Poland
CGM  www.cgm.coop Italy 
ACI Sociali  www.aci.it Italy
Kainuun Etu Oy  www.kainuunetu.fi Finland
CARINNA  www.carinna.fr France
ScaleChanger   www.scalechanger.org France
Autonomius University of Barcelona (UAB)   www.uab.cat Spain
City of Milan  www.milanmich.org Italy
ICSF International Centre for Social Franchising  www.the-icsf.org UK
Moving Worlds - The Global Experteering Network www.movingworlds.org Netherlands 
EUCLID Foundation    UK
Business in the Community - ARC Program  www.bitcarc.org.uk UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation  www.trust.org/services/trustlaw-connect UK
DLA Piper  www.dlapiperprobono.com Belgium 
Toniic Europe  www.toniic.com Austria
ASHOKA  Europe  www.ashoka.org France 
Caritas - Austria  www.caritas.at Austria
ALTER'INCUB Languedoc-Roussillon www.alterincub.coop France
Ananda Social Venture Fund  www.socialventurefund.com UK
Expert Impact  www.expertimpact.com UK
Generazinoni Legacoop  www.generazioni.legacoop.it Italy
Imagination for People  www.imaginationforpeople.org France (Worldwide/Europe)
Legacoopsociali-National Association of Social Cooperatives  www.legacoopsociali.it Italy
Ogunte CIC www.ogunte.com UK
Social Enterprise NL  www.social-enterprise.nl The Netherlands
Social Good Lab  www.socialgoodlab.strikingly.com/ France
Social Impact GmbH www.socialimpact.eu/EN Germany
UnLtd: the foundation for social entrepreneurs in the UK  www.unltd.org.uk UK
NewForesight  www.newforesight.com The Netherlands
Sociale Innovatiefabriek (Social Innovation Factory)  www.socialeinnovatiefabriek.be/nl/english Belgium
Trividend cvb  www.trividend.be Belgium
ERVET SpA- Emilia Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio www.ervet.it Italy (Europe/Worldwide)