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Incubators 4 Change


The “Incubators 4 Change” (I4C) project, was entitled to be funded by the Erasmus+ “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” Programme (KA2). The project is led by ESSEC Business School in France in partnership with TED University and Social Impact Awards, Austria. The aim of the project is to contribute developing more effective social entrepreneurship support mechanisms, defining efficient incubation processes, creating and disseminating knowledge about the concepts and practices of social entrepreneurship from a wider perspective. The project is expected to be completed in September 2022.

Project activities that have been/are being done within the scope of the project are as follows:
·    Introducing the current status of incubation programs in Europe and MENA countries based on data and determining the needs
·    Creating a holistic social entrepreneurship training module and assessment tool
·    Preparing best practice – case study videos from the countries of the project partners reflecting different perspectives such as gender equality, disability, social impact, etc. 
·    Establishing a transparent, fair and inclusive framework for selection criteria of incubation programs
·    Preparing a guide for non-financial support mechanisms that incubators can offer