Following a long journey which began back in November of last year, this second edition has reached the finals. Three projects have been chosen as winners. An app to guide blind people (Navilens), an exoskeleton that can read your mind (Neurobots) and a buffer against financial poverty (MIBKCLUB). These are the winners of the second edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation.
"Women for the Heart" is back. The destination for our bus will be the Plaza de Salvador Dalí in Madrid, where it will be from 23 to 27 September from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00.
The Women for the Heart bus will be visiting your area soon
We want you to take part in the grand final of our Social Innovation Awards, to experience the excitement of everyone taking part and to get to know the three winners first hand. Regardless of where you are. Don't miss it. Follow us on web streaming.
All the emotion of the grand final at your fingertips
Once again this year, on the 7th European Day of Foundations and Donors, we want to make ourselves visible. For the first time ever, all the foundations in Europe will be on Twitter to tell us about themselves and how they contribute to the development of society.
Together we are stronger
Those taking part in this major road safety event held on 20 September in Boston have learned that the roads are for everyone.
Boston transforms into a Road Safety festival
Nutrition, health, education, research and inclusion are the pillars underpinning the work of the almost 30 small social entities who have been chosen to receive our Grants for Social Projects.
The Madrid City Council has given us the "Muévete Verde" award in the category of Promoting sustainable mobility for our Virtual Training Bike project. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for this recognition.
Virtual Training Bike, "muévete verde" (go green) in the city
With the slogan “Everyone thinks they drive properly. Learn about who has priority. Look both ways", the Look Both Ways campaign is launching a major event in Boston in which the general public will learn how to avoid distractions and to take into account the other users of public roads.
Road safety takes the streets of Boston
The Boston Children's Hospital, with whom we collaborate on an ambitious Accident Prevention Program, has been recognized, for the sixth time, as the number 1 pediatric hospital in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Fundación MAPFRE would like to congratulate them for their professionalism and tireless dedication to caring for children and helping prevent injuries in the home.
United with the best to extend our reach even further
Our #noteaceleres and #ponelintermitente social media campaigns coincide with the summer in order to raise driver awareness of the two most common risk factors on the highways: speed and a failure to signal maneuvers.
Slow down and use your indicators this summer
The competition has entered its final stage. Three innovative projects have been selected as finalists in the European Semi-final , held on 4 July in Madrid.
Three major projects chosen in the European semi-final
The Call for Grants for social projects has come to an end. We have chosen the entities who are going to receive our support in order to push forward with their initiatives for the benefit of people in our community who are suffering for a variety of reasons, ranging from social exclusion, disease, loneliness or a lack of resources.
We support those who help others
In a hard-fought semi-final, in which the high standard of the projects and their expertly-prepared presentations made it very difficult for the judging panel to come to a decision, three initiatives were chosen to represent Brazil in the final, which will be held in Madrid in October.
Brazil has also chosen the three projects which are going to take part in the grand final
In an increasingly socially aware and engaged society, our Social Outreach Awards seek to reward people and initiatives who stand out for their social involvement and for their generosity and solidarity. The winners of this edition collected their awards in a ceremony presided over by Her Majesty Queen Sofia.
An unstoppable wave of solidarity
The first main event of our Awards for Social Innovation has taken place. The Latin American Semi-final was held in Mexico City on 6 June and the three projects which will go on to represent the region in the Grand final have now been chosen. Do you want to find out more about them?
Let the competition begin!
On the occasion of the opening of Richard Learoyd's exhibition, we have organized a meeting with this artist, in conjunction with the ELISAVA school of design, where he will have the opportunity to talk to us about his understanding of photography and will reveal the secrets of his camera obscura.
We open the doors to Richard Learoyd's camera obscura
The S.O.S. Respira campaign has been launched in Colombia thanks to its collaboration with Fundación Clínica Shaio, with the goal of preventing deaths from choking in this country too.
The Characterization of the NGOs focused on Road Safety study seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities that non-governmental organizations working on Road Safety face, particularly in terms of raising, accessing and maintaining funding.
Road safety action by sixteen NGOs
This program to raise societal awareness in Massachusetts (United States) of the importance of accident prevention and road safety, which we are running together with the Boston Children's Hospital, has received a ThinkFirst Outstanding Community Involvement Award.
Prevention has its reward
Foundations want to respond to society's needs. We want to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Join our #somosfundaciones campaign from 1 to 5 April. Tweet.
Scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and university and business school students from Europe, Brazil and the rest of Latin America have submitted a total of 233 projects for our Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation. The 26 best have been chosen to go on to the semi-finals.
Talent, commitment and innovation in competition
Baby bottles, tableware, utensils for ovens and microwaves, food containers, bottles for water, milk and other drinks, processing equipment and water pipes. Using these objects in contact with food could be related to the increase in childhood obesity. Research being carried out as a result of one of our Ignacio H. de Larramendi Grants sets out to prove this relationship.
Plastic containers, a possible cause of childhood obesity
We want to support your social entity. We want you to carry on with your selfless work on social causes in order to improve the lives of so many people around us. Apply for one of our Grants for social projects.
More than 20 years ago Fundación MAPFRE began to support this initiative of Dr. Vaquero's research team to start a clinical trial for the treatment of spinal cord injury with stem cells. Today the NC1 drug, developed by this team from the Hospital Puerta de Hierro, has been authorized by the Spanish Agency of Medicines. Patients with spinal cord injury are going to have an improved quality of life.
Five students from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) won the 1st Catalonian and Balearic Islands bugaMAP University Championship. Five teams from universities in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands took part.
The bugaMAP girls are fighters
Fundación MAPFRE and Fundación Reina Sofía have awarded two new scholarships to research projects that are helping to uncover the disease mechanisms of Alzheimer's in order to prevent its onset and to slow its progression in those suffering from this disease.
Fundación MAPFRE and Fundación Reina Sofía united in supporting Alzheimer's research
Through the life, experiences and work of Berenice Abbot, this documentary offers us a modern and avant-garde vision of the 20th century. Discover the captivating work of this great American photographer. See it a Filmoteca de Catalunya.
Berenice Abbott on the screen
The objective of the study is to learn about the implementation status of road safety policies at companies and encourage their inclusion in occupational risk prevention plans. Get informed and take action.
Study: "State of road safety at Spanish companies"
8 out of 10 drivers and passengers believe that personal mobility vehicles (PMV), segways, electric scooters and hoverboards are dangerous and unsafe. Others believe that they are a good alternative for getting around. The New personal mobility systems in cities and the problems associated with their road safety report provides us with a complete picture of this new way of getting around the city.
Electric scooters have landed on our streets
Snow has fallen. Everything is covered in a blanket of snow. We can see the snow falling from our window. However, when we get into the car the scene is not as idyllic. If you are going to drive in snow and ice, follow our advice.
Over 1500 people visited our solidarity market on 14 and 15 December, more than 1500 superheroes who have made it possible to continue improving the quality of life of people at risk of social exclusion. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Thank you, superheroes!
We were very proud to receive this socially responsible company certificate which Avanza NGO awards to companies who have collaborated with them to develop their projects. Thank you for allowing us to become part of your activities, thank you for this recognition.
We have received a socially responsible company certificate from Avanza NGO
We are well aware that our constant educational work on safe mobility and injury prevention helps us to contribute to saving many lives. And a recognition such as this reaffirms it for us and motivates us to continue with our work, day in day out.
We have received the Prince Michael International Award
This Christmas we are offering families a unique experience in our exhibition halls, where you can share, exchange, learn and feel through the medium of art.
Christmas family visits
If you want to be a solidarity superhero, come to our Solidarity Market on 14 and 15 December. With every purchase you make, and every activity you take part in, you will be helping to win the fight against poverty and social exclusion.
We today join in with the recognition that the whole world is making of those people who selflessly dedicate their time and effort to helping other. They are the volunteers. We thank you.
International Volunteering Day
If you have a project that can improve our surroundings and is committed to environmental and societal issues, and if you want a boost for your initiative to help it move forward, we would like to introduce you to the 2nd edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation.
Second edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation
Innovative experiences, debate and work groups, networking activities and projections have been some of the proposals of the second edition of the Demos Forum. In this meeting point for Foundations and civil society we have come together to promote projects to improve our world.
The Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine awards its medal of honor very restrictively to people of particular merit in the scientific, academic and/or social fields. Antonio Huertas, Chairman of Fundación MAPFRE, has received this recognition.
Recognition of our work in helping people live longer and stronger
The first edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation have come to an end. Three projects were awarded a prize, although nearly 500 projects took part, with the aim of providing solutions to real problems in society.
Initiative, commitment and talent at the ceremony of the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation
We will be at this initiative in Seville, which hopes to get into the Guinness book of records, in order to talk about how to prevent choking and what to do if it happens.
S.O.S. Respira goes for tapas
The Wear your helmet on your head campaign, a Fundación MAPFRE Paraguay initiative, will surprise you during September and October in a number of shopping centers in Asunción. Don't miss it.
Euribor, pension plans, interest rates, and income are some of the financial concepts we hear on a daily basis, but do we really know what they mean? On the 1st of October we willl hold Financial Education day to raise awareness of the importance of acquiring financial know how during the different stages of your life.
On 1 October we are holding Financial Education Day
We know that when we take our children in the car we have to install a suitable child restraint system for them, but which child seat should you choose? And, above all, is there a really safe one? Let us help you with this extremely important decision.
Choose the most suitable child restraint system for your children
The work of Luis Bagaría, one of Spain's leading exponents of graphic humor during the first half of the 20th century, and his relationship with the daily newspaper El Sol, which reflected the views of the progressive and intellectual critics of the times, can be seem at Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme from 12 September.
Bagaría at El Sol
The semi-finals for LATAM, Brazil and Europe have been held for our Social Innovation Award. The nine finalists are now preparing for the grand final.
The final is fast approaching
Children and the elderly are those most likely to suffer from hyperthermia. We are joining the celebration of Heat Stroke Prevention Day in the USA.
Deaths caused by heat stroke are avoidable
Spanish donors are increasingly more demanding and want to know more about the organizations with which they collaborate. On #SéSolidario Day: Transparency and Good Practices, small social organizations and NGOs had the opportunity to explore this subject.
Transparency and Solidarity
It's the ideal time to relax and have fun but it's essential to know how to behave in aquatic environments so that you can do so safely.
Enjoy the water, but…
At the end of July, we'll know who the LATAM and Brazil finalists are, and in September the European finalists will be known. The judges must choose among the 27 projects that made it to the semifinals. Do you want to find out more about them?
Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation
At the Safe Spot space you'll find at some service stations along the highway, we offer free checkups of certain safety systems, in addition to road safety tips and awareness activities for both adults and children. Find out about our locations.
Come to a Safe Spot
The CEA Foundation Award is bestowed every year on relevant personalities, institutions and organizations in the field of road safety. In 2018, we were the award winners. Thank you.
Our work on preventing traffic accidents reaps its reward
Our Corporate Social Responsibility program won one of the 12 prizes granted by the business excellence magazine, Dirigentes.
Recognition for work that epitomizes our DNA
The entry into force of this new European regulation affects large and small companies alike. What do you need to do to comply with it? Access and find out.
New General Data Protection Regulation #SéSolidario Day
According to a study by the DGT (General Traffic Directorate), up to 57% of road traffic accidents could be avoided if vehicles were fitted with the new driver assistance systems known as ADAS.
Cars of the future will be safer
The retrospective exhibition dedicated to Van der Elsken ends on 20th May. Are you going to miss out?
We say farewell to Van der Elsken's impetus
This creative project was started in 2016 as part of the Goal Zero program with performances in the theaters of Istanbul, since which time it has been seen by 14,000 children.
A theatrical initiative on road safety wins an award
FACYRE, the Federation of Cooks and Pastry Chefs of Spain, presented us with the Cubi Award in the category of Company Committed to Gastronomy for our S.O.S. RESPIRA campaign.
S.O.S. RESPIRA recognized with an award from Spanish chefs
Forbes Magazine has included us among the six Spanish companies that allocate most funding to social initiatives through donations.
Fundación MAPFRE among Spain's six leading solidarity organizations
Eighth grade students from the Excel Academy East Boston school spent a day at the offices of MAPFRE USA thanks to an agreement between Fundación MAPFRE and Teach For America that allows children growing up in low-income communities to have access to quality education.
Leaders of the future
On 17 May in Madrid, experts from Spain and other EU countries will be analyzing how to tackle this problem that is a factor in 8% of all fatal traffic accidents in Europe.
Seminar on drugs and driving
Fundación MAPFRE has launched the first interuniversity championship of the business strategy game bugaMAP in Spain at the University of Seville and the Pablo de Olavide University.
Fundación MAPFRE organizes the First BugaMAP Interuniversity Championship of Spain
Fundación MAPFRE has awarded 275,000 euros in grants to promote health and social protection, through the Ignacio H. de Larramendi Research Awards and the Primitivo de Vega Scholarship.
Fundación MAPFRE awards 275,000 euros to promote health and social protection
We have been invited to Madrid Fusión again this year, Spain's most important gastronomic event, in order to inform the hospitality sector of the importance of recognizing the first signs of choking and how to act.
Fundación MAPFRE presents the SOS-Respira campaign at Madrid Fusión
Finding out about VT is a long-term project for which Fundación ATRESMEDIA and Fundación MAPFRE are joining forces efforts to promote this model of studying, the full extent of which some young people are still unaware.
How young people view Vocational Training
How do you prevent someone drowning, how do you protect yourself in a fire, how do you avoid a traffic accident or take care of yourself by leading a healthy life? We at Fundación MAPFRE have prepared a variety of activities from 6 to 10 December at the Juvenalia Leisure Show, IFEMA, Madrid. There are workshops and activities designed for the youngest members of the family to have fun while learning to avoid accidents, practice what to do in the event of one happening and to appreciate the importance of a healthy life.
Take part in Juvenalia to learn and enjoy
On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims declared by the WHO, Fundación MAPFRE is joining in with this global tribute. The objective for 2020 is to reduce traffic accident deaths and injuries by 50%.
To coincide with the launch of our Fire Prevention campaign we present the Study on Victims of Fire in Spain. The data reflected in 2016 reveal that there were more fires and more victims in the home, which is why all efforts are being concentrated on maximizing preventative measures to improve this statistic. Don't miss any of the data in the study and the preventative measures that Fundación MAPFRE is instigating.
We present the Study on Victims of Fire in Spain 2016
Innovation and technological talent are two key issues for 21st century companies and it is here that VT can play a much more relevant role than you might think. It may even be crucial. Spend a little time on your future.
Of all work-related accidents in Spain, 11% are related to traffic. The number of people who suffer work-related casualties on the roads can only be reduced by effective measures and actions. Experts on the subject have set out their knowledge and experience in the field of preventing work-related traffic accidents.
The PRAISE International Seminar comes to Madrid
As part of the celebration of Financial Education Day 2017 Fundación MAPFRE receives an Award for implementing the Financial Education Plan, Finance for Everybody with the project Insurance and Pensions for Everybody in response to the second call for entries from the Bank of Spain and the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). The objective is that we raise awareness of the importance of acquiring adequate knowledge of financial culture applicable to different stages of life. Sooner or later we all need to make decisions for the future.
Celebrate Financial Education Day with us
Thanks to the numerous donations received, we have ensured that the most disadvantaged children have the material they need to start their classes. Material has been distributed throughout different Spanish cities. This time we went to Madrid, to the San Vicente de Paul Foundation, to deliver notebooks, pencils, crayons, etc… With your assistance we filled up the maximum possible number of pencil cases.
Our campaign “El futuro en un estuche” (The future in a pencil case) comes to an end and we deliver the material
European Mobility Week is being held between 16 and 22 September and we are joining in with activities for the youngest members of the family. The objective: to raise awareness of the negative consequences of the irrational use of cars in the city and the importance of sustainable mobility committed to the environment. Don't miss the activities that Fundación MAPFRE has put together to mark this week!
We are joining in with European Mobility Week
One of Fundación MAPFRE's main areas of activity is specifically accident prevention and improving road safety for which we work on a daily basis. ‘Safe Kids Worldwide’, the international body dedicated to protecting children from unintentional injuries wanted to recognize this work. Thank you!
Fundación MAPFRE, receives an award from ‘Safe Kids’ for its contribution to accident prevention throughout the world
We are traveling round our coastline providing training in accident prevention. And if you take part, you might win a prize!
We are launching our Take the Plunge! competition
The program ‘Juntos Somos Capaces’ (Together We Can) developed by Fundación MAPFRE, whose main objective is to promote the integration into the labor market of people with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses, was a prizewinner in the Institutional category of the Fundación Randstad Awards. Since 2010, 2,654 people in this situation have found work. Fundación MAPFRE works every day to continue breaking down barriers.
Fundación MAPFRE wins an award for its ‘Juntos Somos Capaces’ project
As part of the 'Sé Solidario' program, and after the first round table held in February, we are continuing with a series of talks aimed at helping third sector organizations to develop their skills and to provide them with information on the resources needed to improve results in the communication and effectiveness of their causes.
Social networks and the third sector: presence and message
Pasta, sugar, baby food, frozen products - all of the donations received have been transformed into basic necessities delivered by Fundación MAPFRE volunteers to the following associations to distribute among the most needy: El Pato Amarillo in Madrid, Cala Mare in Valencia and San Vicente de Paul in Orense.
#Sé Solidario makes the first delivery of food delivery to associations included in the 'Cuenta con nosotros' (Count on Us) program
SOS Respira, the program to raise awareness on how to prevent choking by means of an app for mobile devices, promoted by Fundación MAPFRE, together with the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES) and the Federation of Cooks and Pastry Chefs of Spain (FACYRE), has been recognized as being among the 10 most innovative social initiatives of 2016 by CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and the magazine Compromiso Empresarial.
SOS Respira chosen among the most innovative Spanish projects of 2016
Do you take the correct safety precautions when bathing in the sea, swimming pools and lakes? Being knowledgeable about the type of water environment we find ourselves in and being careful is essential when bathing. Once again, Fundación MAPFRE is launching its summer campaign 'Drowning Prevention' so that you can enjoy the water safely.
We are launching our new 'Drowning Prevention 2017' campaign
If you liked our exhibition 'Return to Beauty. Masterpieces of Italian art from between the wars' or you are thinking of visiting us, you should not miss the series of lectures we have put together to provide you with a more in-depth knowledge of the Novecento Italiano, its artists and the return to order characterized by this period of the 20th century.
Throughout 2017 it will visit 23 cities in Spain and Portugal to impart road safety education and raise awareness among young children.
We launch the Road Safety Education RV in Valladolid
The Asociación de Hogares Nuevo Futuro Perú has been chosen by Fundación MAPFRE to go ahead with its commitment to education, from the framework of International Social Projects.
Fundación MAPFRE joins forces with Peru by signing the first International Agreement of 2017
Fundación Mahou San Miguel and the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad have granted the I Premio al Impulso Juvenil (1st Award to Youth Incentive).
Before setting off on your trip, make sure your car is in perfect condition. In the event of rain or snow, slow down and avoid sudden maneuvers, and if weather conditions are really bad then postpone your trip; you could avoid a unpleasant surprise!
Journeys with little ones over this festive period
Guide with every type of driver's license in Spain: clear up your questions
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
We have adapted the virtual tours of our temporary exhibitions to the new VR format so you can get a closer insight into the exhibitions with your virtual reality glasses.
Get a closer insight into our exhibitions with virtual reality glasses!
We are working towards achieving zero traffic accident victims throughout all the countries of the world. In recognition of these efforts, the prestigious NGO Brake has presented us with the Global Road Safety award for our work in improving road safety.
Goal Zero is our objective in respect of traffic accident victims
Fundación MAPFRE has been helping to fund this research project with stem cells from when it started over twenty years ago. The results obtained following this first trial, which started in July 2013, are encouraging.
“Cell Therapy for disabilities with a neurological cause” can improve the quality of life of patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries
On 14 September, in our auditorium, we will be presenting the report drawn up by MAPFRE's Studies Service on the situation of the insurance market in 2015.
Fundación MAPFRE presents the report on "The Spanish Insurance Market in 2015”
Did you know that the death of TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in a tragic motorcycling accident was an important precedent in the mandatory use of helmets? Investigators concluded that his life could have been saved if he had worn a helmet.