Our competition has now reached its final. In the grand final held on 10th October, the three winning projects from this second edition have been chosen and have clearly demonstrated that social innovation is in excellent health. We would like to thank all the finalists for setting an example of how the combination of talent, dedication and technology can improve the lives of so many people.
Three transformative winning projects and lots of initiatives to improve the quality of life of people living in our world today is the clear message we took away from the second edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation, which has now drawn to a close.
The second edition of the Awards have confirmed for us that social innovation is an essential tool for transforming the world. The overwhelming popularity of the call for applications within the world of social entrepreneurship and the high quality of the projects that took part in the competition has confirmed for us that our support for social innovation has great promise. Technology at the service of talent and social commitment were all on display in the 26 semi-finalist projects. The members of the judging panel were given the difficult task of choosing the best projects. Only 3 went on to become the winners. One in each category.
We offer you all the details of the competition, the end result of many months of hope, teamwork, commitment and learning.
Meet the nine finalists chosen in the three semi-finals in Latin America, Brazil and Madrid, whose initiatives competed in the grand final in Madrid in October.
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 were selected to compete in the semi-finals. We want to introduce you to them.