Webinar SoTecIn Open Call 1
21 September 2023, 4-5:30 PM (GMT+3)
Organizer: Impact Hub Bucharest
Where: Impact Hub Bucharest, online
About SoTecIn Factory Open Call 1
EU-funded project SoTecIn Factory launched its first round of Open Calls for Social Innovators for its 3.3M EUR program supporting mission-driven social innovation ventures in leading industry towards low-carbon and circular economy transition through sustainable solutions using higher R circular strategies.
The Open Call 1 will award 25 European social innovators with up to 15.000 EUR for their ideas as solutions to circular challenges in the context of the specific project Mission (either a concrete problem proposed by the applicant or selected from one of the circular challenges coming directly from industry). From this group, 15 innovators will engage in a pre-market technological demonstration with additional funding support of up to 85.000 EUR. Besides equity-free funding, the beneficiaries will receive additional support in training, mentoring, and peer-to-peer engagement and pilot development.
Join the webinar about the Open Call 1!
This webinar is addressed to tech-savvy innovators interested in applying to the program and will provide detailed information about the call with useful tips to solve the questions and help you submit a better proposal.
We invite any member of civil society (individual or organization) operating in one of the key industrial chains: “food, water and nutrient”, “textiles” and “plastics and packaging” and who has a tech-driven solution that can create social and systemic impact in the industry.
Also, we expect tech-savvy innovators (startups, SMEs and NGOs) who are oriented towards social impact and market impact, have a clear business strategy and are full of enthusiasm to develop a new product, even though their resources are often limited.
Agenda & Guest Speakers
16:00 – 16:15 | Welcome & Introduction
16:15 – 16:30 | Presentation of SoTecIn Factory
16:30 – 17:00 | Panel Discussion – Presentation of the regional challenges
discovered in May 2023 and how to apply to the project
17:00 – 17:15 | Q&A
17:15 – 17:30 | Closing remarks and round up
Program manager @ Impact Hub Bucharest and EIT Food Hub Coordinator
Founder @ Mall Țărănesc
PhD Mihaela Frîncu
Scientific Researcher @ INCDCP ICECHIM
Str. Tudor Arghezi, 8-10