New collaboration for a stronger ecosystem
Swedish national initiative for a stronger support system on social entrepreneurship and social innovation
Nine actors from different parts of Sweden are now launching the most comprehensive initiative made so far in the country to promote a broader ecosystem and a stronger support structure for social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
The initiative is a collaboration between the Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SE Forum), Ashoka Nordic, Coompanion Västerbotten, Reach for Change, Impact Invest, Inkludera, Mikrofonden, Sopact and Linköping University, and in collaboration with Sweden's innovation authority Vinnova.
Accelerating the entrepreneurial ecosystem
After many years of support efforts such as training, financing, and process development, joint efforts are now being made to gather knowledge, resources and networks to accelerate the development of social entrepreneurship and social innovation, and thereby promote sustainable growth.
The project, which has now been started by nine of the leading players in the sector for social entrepreneurship and social innovation, intends to promote collaboration on a broad front to create a sector that can take a clearer place in Sweden's work towards Agenda 2030 and sustainable development.
Existing innovation promoters, as well as private and public actors who want to support entrepreneurs and innovators that create social and environmental sustainability and impact, will be involved in the project to clarify and organize a support a structure that promotes socially beneficial innovation and entrepreneurship at all stages.
What is ahead?
During the first two years of this initiative, the focus will be on:
evolving a support structure, financing solutions and policy proposals
developing a long-term strategic partnership