About BENISI

BENISI – Building a European Network of Incubators for Social Innovation

The BENISI partners seek to build a Europe-wide network of networks of incubators for social innovation. This network will proactively identify at least 300 social innovations that are identified with high potential for scaling successfully, and ensure the delivery of necessary support services to those social innovations. Networks are already structured in a collaborative mode; they are more able to spread knowledge and practice horizontally and they are the perfect ally when trying to develop a Europe-wide programme that needs to balance local action with continent-wide strategy and vision.

More information: www.benisi.eu

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.

Take a look at the map and the list below to find SIAN members in your region.

Contact

mail: info@benisi.eu

ERVET – Emilia Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio (IT)

ERVET – Emilia Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio (IT)

ERVET – Emilia Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio (IT)

ERVET promotes sustainable development and supports the improvement of environmental quality in Emilia-Romagna.

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Trividend (BE)

Trividend (BE)

Trividend (BE)

Trividend supports social entrepreneurship by providing risk capital.

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NewForesight (NL)

NewForesight (NL)

NewForesight (NL)

NewForesight is a strategic consultancy that tackles the sustainability challenges of our time.

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UnLtd (UK)

UnLtd (UK)

UnLtd (UK)

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world.

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Social Impact (DE)

Social Impact (DE)

Social Impact (DE)

For over 20 years, Social Impact has been developing products and services that contribute towards securing future viability and social equity.

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Social Good Lab (FR)

Social Good Lab (FR)

Social Good Lab (FR)

Foster tech innovation for social good.

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Social Enterprise NL (NL)

Social Enterprise NL (NL)

Social Enterprise NL (NL)

Social Enterprise NL is a driver for the growing movement of social entrepreneurs, enabling the creation of more societal and economis impact.

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Ogunte (UK)

Ogunte (UK)

Ogunte (UK)

How can we help thousands of women make a positive impact on people and planet by enabling them to learn, lead and connect? What if at least 1 million women social entrepreneurs were connected to change the course of the world?

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Legacoopsociali – National Association of Social Cooperatives (IT)

Legacoopsociali – National Association of Social Cooperatives (IT)

Legacoopsociali – National Association of Social Cooperatives (IT)

Legacoopsociali uses different tools and actions to develop promotional activities, training and research in the field of social and active labour policies.

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Imagination for People (CA)

Imagination for People (CA)

Imagination for People (CA)

Imagination for People helps social entrepreneurs and engaged communities develop ideas and projects that lead to a more collaborative and responsible world.

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Generazioni Legacoop (IT)

Generazioni Legacoop (IT)

Generazioni Legacoop (IT)

Generazioni is the network of under40 managers, workers and members at co-operatives of Legacoop Emilia-Romagna.

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Expert Impact (UK)

Expert Impact (UK)

Expert Impact (UK)

Expert Impact provides guidance, insight and support to help the next generation of leaders in the UK's impact economy.

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Ananda Social Venture Fund (UK)

Ananda Social Venture Fund (UK)

Ananda Social Venture Fund (UK)

Ananda Ventures is one of the leading venture capital investors for social enterprises in Europe.

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Alter’Incub Languedoc-Roussillon (FR)

Alter’Incub Languedoc-Roussillon (FR)

Alter’Incub Languedoc-Roussillon (FR)

Alter'Incub is an incubator network dedicated to support social innovations in 3 regions: Languedoc-Roussillon, Poitou-Charentes and Rhone Alpes.

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Caritas Austria (AT)

Caritas Austria (AT)

Caritas Austria (AT)

Caritas works towards a world of peace, solidarity and justice, in which the dignity of each person is a fundamental value and wealth is shared between everyone.

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Ashoka Europe

Ashoka Europe

Ashoka Europe

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.

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Toniic Europe

Toniic Europe

Toniic Europe

Toniic is the global action community for impact investors.

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DLA Piper (BE)

DLA Piper (BE)

DLA Piper (BE)

As one of the largest law firms in the world, DLA Piper develops, manages and delivers pro bono in size, scale and scope unlike any other global law firm.

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Business in the Community (UK)

Business in the Community (UK)

Business in the Community (UK)

Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide.

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Business in the Community (UK)

Business in the Community (UK)

Business in the Community (UK)

In partnership with Social Enterprise UK, ARC engages established businesses with the energy and passion of social enterprises, enabling business to sustainably contribute to the community.

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Euclid Network (UK)

Euclid Network (UK)

Euclid Network (UK)

Euclid Network was founded in 2007 and has a strong track record of networking, peer learning and policy impact in the civil society and social enterprise arenas.

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MovingWorlds (NL)

MovingWorlds (NL)

MovingWorlds (NL)

The MovingWorlds matching site and support team connects professionals to social impact organizations for Experteering engagements around the world.

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ICSF – International Centre for Social Franchising (UK)

ICSF – International Centre for Social Franchising (UK)

ICSF – International Centre for Social Franchising (UK)

Scaling what works through replication and social franchising.

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UAB – Autonomius University of Barcelona (ES)

UAB – Autonomius University of Barcelona (ES)

UAB – Autonomius University of Barcelona (ES)

UAB is a leading university providing quality teaching in a wide variety of courses that meet the needs of society and are adapted to the new models of the Europe of Knowledge.

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Scale Changer (FR)

Scale Changer (FR)

Scale Changer (FR)

ScaleChanger supports social innovations and social enterprises in their scaling to new regions.

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ID Champagne-Ardenne (FR)

ID Champagne-Ardenne (FR)

ID Champagne-Ardenne (FR)

ID Champagne-Ardenne, the innovation and economic development agency was founded in december 2014 on the initiative of the champagne-ardenne council, with the merger of the Carinna and Cadev agencies.

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Kainuun Etu Oy (FI)

Kainuun Etu Oy (FI)

Kainuun Etu Oy (FI)

Kainuun Etu Oy is municipality-owned regional development company.

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Gruppo Cooperativo CGM (IT)

Gruppo Cooperativo CGM (IT)

Gruppo Cooperativo CGM (IT)

The Italian cooperative group CGM is the largest network of social enterprises in Italy.

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SEN – Social Entrepreneurship Network (PL)

SEN – Social Entrepreneurship Network (PL)

SEN – Social Entrepreneurship Network (PL)

The Social Entrepreneurship Network (SEN) comprises managing authorities of the European Social Fund and social enterprise organisations from nine countries and regions of the European Union. It is devoted to improving the way the EU's Structural Funds are used to promote social enterprise, and conversely to ensuring that social enterprise makes the best possible contribution to the Structural Funds' objectives.

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EMES (BE)

EMES (BE)

EMES (BE)

EMES is a research network of established university research centres and individual researchers whose goal has been so far to gradually build up an international corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge, pluralistic in disciplines and methodologies, around our “SE” concepts: social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy, solidarity economy and social innovation.

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DKJS – German Children and Youth Foundation (DE)

DKJS – German Children and Youth Foundation (DE)

DKJS – German Children and Youth Foundation (DE)

The German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS) is committed to ensuring that young people can grow well in their country.

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Silatech (QA)

Silatech (QA)

Silatech (QA)

Silatech is a dynamic social initiative that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world.

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Social Innovation Park Shanghai – The Nest (CN)

Social Innovation Park Shanghai – The Nest (CN)

Social Innovation Park Shanghai – The Nest (CN)

The Nest is a Social Innovation Park that brings together social enterprises in one physical space and provides support for these enterprises to scale their operations

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Reach for change (SE)

Reach for change (SE)

Reach for change (SE)

Innovating a better world for children. Reach for Change finds and develops Change Leaders – local social entrepreneurs with innovations that solve pressing issues facing children.

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EFA – European Forum Alpbach (AT)

EFA – European Forum Alpbach (AT)

EFA – European Forum Alpbach (AT)

The European Forum Alpbach (EFA) is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and our events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of our time.

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SIP – Socialni inovatorji prihodnosti (SI)

SIP – Socialni inovatorji prihodnosti (SI)

SIP – Socialni inovatorji prihodnosti (SI)

We develop social innovations.

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Rozbehni sa! (SK)

Rozbehni sa! (SK)

Rozbehni sa! (SK)

Business advice for starters.

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SIZ – Social Innovation Zone (GR)

SIZ – Social Innovation Zone (GR)

SIZ – Social Innovation Zone (GR)

The SIZ is an innovation hub where Greeks and other nationals living in Greece come together to cultivate entrepreneurial capacity and business skills, incubate, mentor and train social innovators, showcase and connect people, ideas, projects and practices, and maximise opportunities for collaboration within and between sectors and regions across Greece and Europe.

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Center for Social Economy (DK)

Center for Social Economy (DK)

Center for Social Economy (DK)

Center for Social Economics is an independent, practical and unifying platform for existing and emerging social economy enterprises in Denmark.

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Shipyard (PL)

Shipyard (PL)

Shipyard (PL)

The Unit for Social Innovation and Research “Shipyard” was created with the aim of critical and reliable description of challenges of social life in Poland and to search for and promote effective, innovative methods of reacting to them, based on the principles of civic participation.

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SNF – Stavros Niarchos Foundation (GR)

SNF – Stavros Niarchos Foundation (GR)

SNF – Stavros Niarchos Foundation (GR)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare.

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Fundacio La Caixa (ES)

Fundacio La Caixa (ES)

Fundacio La Caixa (ES)

More opportunities for people.

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JP Morgen (UK)

JP Morgen (UK)

JP Morgen (UK)

Large multinationals and emerging companies, institutional investors and individuals all turn to us for capital, insights and solutions.

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Bertelsmann Foundation (DE)

Bertelsmann Foundation (DE)

Bertelsmann Foundation (DE)

Inspiring people. Shaping the future. Participating in a globalized world. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs are designed to strengthen society and help individuals reach their full potential by developing the resources needed to achieve those goals.

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SKOLL Fundation (UK)

SKOLL Fundation (UK)

SKOLL Fundation (UK)

The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

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SIX Social Innovation Exchange (UK)

SIX Social Innovation Exchange (UK)

SIX Social Innovation Exchange (UK)

SIX is now the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation. Our vision is that people all over the world can become better innovators by more easily connecting to their peers, sharing methods and exchanging solutions globally.

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TechSoup (PL)

TechSoup (PL)

TechSoup (PL)

We are working towards the time when every civil society organisation on the planet has the technology resources and knowledge it needs to operate at its full potential.

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Erste Foundation (AT)

Erste Foundation (AT)

Erste Foundation (AT)

We believe in a united Europe, in a social, cultural and economic area without borders, with all its diverse natural beauty, individualism and identities.

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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (IE)

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (IE)

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (IE)

Changing Ireland by significantly increasing the impact of Ireland’s leading social entrepreneurs.

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Forum for Social Innovation (SE)

Forum for Social Innovation (SE)

Forum for Social Innovation (SE)

Forum for Social Innovation Sweden is a meeting place for academia, industry, government, civic society and non-profit organisations in Sweden striving to develop social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

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MaRS (CA)

MaRS (CA)

MaRS (CA)

MaRS works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future.

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Region Zealand (DK)

Region Zealand (DK)

Region Zealand (DK)

Region Zealand safeguards tasks, services and interests for a total of 820.000 citizens. The wide range of services is spread out across 22 cities in the Region.

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Foundation INNOVES (ES)

Foundation INNOVES (ES)

Foundation INNOVES (ES)

Encourage innovation to create social value, promoting and managing innovative projects, cooperation and internationalization in Social Economy enterprises.

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ISDENET – Innovative Social Enterprise Eveleopment Network (BG)

ISDENET – Innovative Social Enterprise Eveleopment Network (BG)

ISDENET – Innovative Social Enterprise Eveleopment Network (BG)

The overall objective of "ISEDE-NET" is to support the development of SE across the SEES thus contributing to the strengthening of social and economic cohesion over the transnational area of the project.

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Impact HUB Tel Aviv (IL)

Impact HUB Tel Aviv (IL)

Impact HUB Tel Aviv (IL)

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.

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Impact HUB Athens (GR)

Impact HUB Athens (GR)

Impact HUB Athens (GR)

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.

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Impact HUB Zagreb (HR)

Impact HUB Zagreb (HR)

Impact HUB Zagreb (HR)

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.

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FNUCM – Federation Nationale d’Union de Classes Moyennes (BE)

FNUCM – Federation Nationale d’Union de Classes Moyennes (BE)

FNUCM – Federation Nationale d’Union de Classes Moyennes (BE)

UCM is the main french speaking employers' organization in Belgium committed to defend self-employed and business leaders. UCM offers a diverse range of services to SMEs.

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CONFESAL – Confederación Empresarial de Sociedades Laborales de España (ES)

CONFESAL – Confederación Empresarial de Sociedades Laborales de España (ES)

CONFESAL – Confederación Empresarial de Sociedades Laborales de España (ES)

CONFESAL is a participative SMEs representative organization active at the national level in Spain.

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ARoTT – Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (RO)

ARoTT – Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (RO)

ARoTT – Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (RO)

Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation is a professional organization of technological transfer and innovation profile units, a non-governmental and non-profit organization.

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Fondazione CRT (IT)

Fondazione CRT (IT)

Fondazione CRT (IT)

CRT Foundation is concerned exclusively with social aims and promoting economic development, and it orients its work and dedicates its resources to all sectors of social utility.

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Le Comptoir d’Innovation  (FR)

Le Comptoir d’Innovation (FR)

Le Comptoir d’Innovation (FR)

CDI (Le Comptoir de l’Innovation): supporting, promoting and investing in the development of social enterprises worldwide.

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LAMA Development Cooperation  (IT)

LAMA Development Cooperation (IT)

LAMA Development Cooperation (IT)

The objective of LAMA is to design and achieve resolutions to response to changes.

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REVES – European Network of Cities and Regions for Social Economy  (BE)

REVES – European Network of Cities and Regions for Social Economy (BE)

REVES – European Network of Cities and Regions for Social Economy (BE)

REVES represents, defends and promotes the common values of its members vis-à-vis European and Internationals institutions.

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European Venture Philantory Association (BE)

European Venture Philantory Association (BE)

European Venture Philantory Association (BE)

EVPA is a membership association established in 2004 and made up of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe.

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European Foundation Center (BE)

European Foundation Center (BE)

European Foundation Center (BE)

The European Foundation Centre is an association of foundations and corporate funders with members from across Europe and the globe.

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SI² Fund (BE)

SI² Fund (BE)

SI² Fund (BE)

SI² Fund is an impact investment fund with the mission to generate high social impact and a fair financial return through sustainable investments in social enterprises.

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