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.

“This is an important initiative to continue strengthening the support structure for social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Sweden. It is important that the sector's actors receive the support they need to increase the possibility of moving from idea to a real solution.”

Sara Hugosson
Handläggare för social innovation at Vinnova
Sara Hugosson Vinnova

“Sweden has a strong commitment to Agenda 2030, but we are still far from achieving the global goals. This collaboration is an opportunity to change the work towards a society where companies, organizations and public actors create solutions to our societal challenges.”

Tove Nordström
Executive Director at SE Forum
Tove Nordström SE Forum
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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.

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Cross-border collaboration

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.

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What is ahead?

During the first two years of this initiative, the focus will be on:

  • mapping

  • coordinating

  • evolving a support structure, financing solutions and policy proposals

  • developing a long-term strategic partnership

Project Partners

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Ashoka
LiU
Coompanion
inkludera
MIKROFONDEN
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Impact Invest Scandinavia
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