BOOSTING IMPACT THROUGH INNOVATION

RECONSTRUYENDO EL TURISMO Y VIAJE: RED DE INNOVACIÓN SOCIAL PARA PYMES

Spain, 1st Edition

The 1st edition of the project REBUILDING TRAVEL: SOCIAL INNOVATION NETWORK FOR SMEs, will open its application process until July 9, 2021. Amadeus, together with IE University, responds to the needs of a sector particularly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic: Tourism & Travel. All those small companies interested in relaunching their business leveraging digitalization, sustainability and social impact will find great value in this network.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR INCLUSIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

First, Second and Third Edition

The Digital Transformation for Inclusive Business Development Project has been carried out by IE Foundation with the support of JPMorgan and Madrid City Hall  and with the collaboration of Orange since 2018 and is currently about to start its third edition. The project acknowledged that there was a gap in the current tech-savvy society, with many small or “micro” businesses excluded from the opportunities available to tech-focused entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem. This gap has expanded even more due to the socioeconomic crisis produced by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To contribute to rebuild the resilience of the small business in Madrid the project focused on leveraging existing e-commerce and online marketing tools for these micro businesses. The project offers beneficiaries the possibility of receiving personalized training that suits best their business needs as well as personal tutors and students to support them in the digitalization of their business. 

To measure impact, this initiative combined fieldwork with academic research to assess the impact on the selected small business owners, before learnings from the projects were consolidated. Visit the First , Second and Third edition and get to know our previous beneficiaries

 

 

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE AWARDS FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION BOOSTED BY IE

Thanks to our partnership with Fundación MAPFRE we provide funding, training and mentoring to social innovators to scale their projects. This initiative aims to support innovative solutions that have the potential to make a major social impact in three categories: 1. Improvements in health and digital technology (e-Health), 2. Innovation in insurance and 3. Mobility and road safety. Fundación MAPFRE and IE work with communities of social innovators in Brazil, LATAM (except Brazil) and Europe to identify projects that have the best chance of effecting social transformation. Finalists will receive support from mentors and specialized coaches to prepare their presentation in the Grand Finale , where 3 winners (one per category) will be presented with a donation of €30,000 each to boost their projects. Semifinalists and finalists are also invited to join Red Innova, our exclusive global community of social innovators.

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ACCESS TO IE TRAINING: SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR REFUGEES

Political instability worldwide has unleashed a refugee crisis that is bringing thousands of refugees, mostly from Latin America, into Spain. Through IE’s Social Innovation Challenge, IE Student Clubs can unlock full scholarships for refugees on IE’s High Impact Online Programs (HiOPs) on behalf of IE Foundation. High Impact Online Programs are five-week long fully online programs on different topics that are flexible and practical. These programs include a variety of learning experiences including live sessions with professors (some of them through the WOW Room).

PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY

At IE, we believe in the power of innovation and technology to go beyond the limits and to see further than the horizon. As a founding member of Spain’s Global Compact Network, we believe in the potential of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to advance our contribution to the world’s most pressing challenges. Being a world-renowned academic institution, it is our belief that education is a driving force of change in the economy, society and biosphere. Sustainability is an universe where humans are at the center, and IE University promotes sustainability by training the future leaders of our world.

IE ALUMNI IN SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL INNOVATION CLUB

In our eagerness to join our Alumni interested in Sustainability and Social Innovation, the Center created the IE Alumni in Sustainability and Social Innovation Club, a dialogue and cooperation platform for ie alumni interested in sustainability and social innovation. The SSI Club is all about making connections and catalysing action on the ground to help achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We want to ensure that IE Alumni who are interested in sustainability and social innovation can connect with other like-minded Alumni, and promote opportunities for collaboration between them.

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