The new circumstances due to COVID-19 are generating deep transformations worldwide in the way we work, live and relate. We have before us a new scenario in which innovation and technology, more than ever, are going to be part of our daily life and we must focus our efforts on making them available to those who need them most. Convinced of the need to boost social innovation, we are continuing with this third edition of our Social Innovation Awards, despite all the difficulties, and to support the 26 semi-finalist projects whose mission and raison d'être are to impact positively on the lives of many people around us, with their initiatives.
To adapt to our current situation, we have reconfigured the format of the three semi-finals so they can be carried out totally on-line. Jury deliberation for the Brazil semi-final will be held on June 23rd, for the LATAM semi-final on June 25th and for the jury for the European semi-final on June 30th.
The three juries, made up of managers and representatives of the innovative ecosystem and social investors, have evaluated each of the projects for their innovative potential and social impact, their scalability and viability, as well as the capacity and experience of the team, issuing a ruling with the name of the 9 finalists who, from now on, are the protagonists of the Grand Final that is coming up in October.
The participants in each category will have to persuade the members of the judging panel that their project is the best. Here they are: