The Social Challenges Innovation Platform
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Are you looking for a solution to a specific social need or a societal challenge? Are you an entrepreneur with a sounding solution with a clear economic and social impact? The Social Challenges Innovation Platform is the right place to be! is

  • 1 online platform
  • 20 strategic nodes supporting Challenge Owners and solution providers across Europe
  • 40+ challenges supported and sponsored by the European Union
  • 81 supported Solution Providers to codevelop, test and deploy concrete solutions to social needs
  • 2,4300,000€ in grants provided by the European Union (30,000€ per selected solution provider)

Interested? Join the Social Challenges Innovation Platform as a Challenge owner or Solution Provider.


Challenge Owner

Join as a challenge owner, if you are…

  • an established organization,
  • looking for innovative solutions to specific social or environmental issues.
What is in there for you?

  • Get support in defining and submitting a challenge that matches the cause of your organisation.
  • Gain visibility for your challenge and attract market tested, innovative solutions.
  • Select the best ones out of all the solutions uploaded to your challenge which will then receive funding form the European Union.
  • Work together with the selected solution provider and Impact Hub Munich to adopt the solution to your context.

Solution Provider

Join as a solution Providers if you are…

  • a social enterprise, startup, SME or other legally registered company,
  • providing an innovative, market-tested solution that addresses one of the challenges defined by a challenge owner.
What is in there for you?

  • Position yourself as a social innovator and gain visibility for your solution throughout Europe.
  • Get the chance to receive 30,000€ in grants provided by the European Union.
  • Work together with us and the owner of your challenge on the adaption of your solution to a new context.

About the platform

Social innovation is today recognized as a key resource to tackle societal challenges and turn them into systemic change. has been designed to exploit the untapped social innovation potential of European SMEs in addressing complex micro and macro societal challenges affecting European citizens. Powered by Meta Group, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and Impact Hub, managed by the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) under the policy guidance of the European Commission, is the European platform for social innovation. An online ecosystem where social innovators and SMEs meet, co-develop and take up sustainable and marketable solution with a clear social impact.

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Johanna Rapp
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Short Summary in German ist der erste digitale europäische Marktplatz für gesellschaftliche Innovationen. Auf dem Marktplatz werden „Challenge Owner“ und „Solution Providers“ zusammengeführt.
„Challenge Owners“ (lokale Regierungen, Verwaltungen, Unternehmen oder NGOs) suchen Lösungsansätze für gesellschaftliche Problemstellungen. Die „Solution Provider“ (Unternehmungen oder soziale Initiativen) entwickeln diese Innovationen. Jede Challenge auf wird mit bis zu drei Lösungsansätzen verknüpft und jeder der Lösungsanbieter erhält die Chance 30.000€ für die Umsetzung durch die Europäische Union zu erhalten und mit einem „Challenge Owner“ zusammenzuarbeiten.
Wir glauben an die Kraft, die aus der Bündelung verschiedenster Akteure für den gesellschaftlichen Wandel entsteht und stehen für „Challenge Owner“ und „Solution Provider“, als einziger Ansprechpartner in Deutschland zur Verfügung.