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We are well aware that one of the most powerful tools for transforming the world is Social Innovation. However, the scope of the 1st edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation confirmed this for us and reinforced our intention to continue promoting talent with a commitment to society.
In order to lend continuity to our decision to support social innovators and their initiatives, we are rolling out the 2nd edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation. We want to boost initiatives with a major potential for social impact, which unite commitment with technological innovation and which need the momentum which these awards can offer them.
The competing projects should be related to these three areas of activity:
- Health Improvement and digital technology (e-Health).
- Innovation in insurance (Insurtech).
- Sustainable Mobility and road safety.
This 2nd edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation is being run in the same way as the 1st, as a competition. The geographical regions around which this second edition of the awards are structured feature Brazil, Latin America (except Brazil) and Europe. Once the validation phase of the projects closes we will choose 26 semi-finalists to take part in the three regional semi-finals which will be held between June and July, in order to go through to the grand final.
We have now completed the reception phase for projects in which we received 233 proposals from researchers, entrepreneurs, scientists and university and business school students from 26 countries. The applications, from thirteen European and twelve Latin American countries, are going to be reviewed in the coming months to choose the 26 projects that will advance to the semi-finals.
The 26 semi-finalists will receive online mentoring sessions, coverage for trips and hotels and media exposure for their projects.
The 9 projects chosen to go on to the Grand Final will receive face-to-face coaching sessions, coverage for trips and accommodation, media exposure for their projects and membership of the RED INNOVA.
The prize for the three winning projects will be 30,000 euros each and the prize money must be used to boost their projects.
The Red Innova Network has been rolled out, comprising of the semi-finalists from the 1st edition of the Awards who have chosen to be included. The finalists from the future editions of the awards will become part of the network, a meeting point we have devised which is based on the co-creation system. This network exists to facilitate a specialized information exchange and provide mutual support among its members in order to boost projects with a social impact around the world. Our goal is to provide them with tools to enhance their personal skills and management of their projects as well as providing them with a prominent position at the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation awards ceremonies. In this way, they get increased overall exposure and some of them could even be appointed as Award Ambassadors in their geographical regions.
We support Social Innovation. We help to transform our world.
All of us share in writing the future. Social innovation unites technology with objectives that directly affect people's wellbeing and improves their quality of life. To find out about the areas in which we want to work with you, click here and carry on reading.
We are connected. Learn from others. We are social beings by nature and the difference lies in our ability to exchange ideas. In this section you will find relevant information to reflect upon, polish your project, discover who else may be working with similar objectives to yours and how that might affect you. Everything is on the move. Keep up to date.
The first phase has now ended. Out of over 230 projects submitted for this second edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation, the 26 projects with the greatest capacity for improving society in each of the categories have been selected to compete in the semi-finals. We want to introduce you to them.