The Social Innovation Tournament recognizes and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It is organized in a different country every year to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.

All projects compete for the General Category and Special Category 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 50 000 and EUR 20 000 respectively. In 2018, the Special Category Prizes will go to projects focusing on sustainable development with special emphasis on circular economy.  Projects also compete for a residency at IRIS (Incubadora Regional de Inovação Social) and for numerous mentoring vouchers.

The prizes and mentoring vouchers are awarded by a jury of specialists from the academic and business worlds.

All finalists join the SIT Alumni network and benefit from numerous training opportunities, participation in conferences around Europe, and network with investors, venture philanthropists, and foundations who can help their project to scale.

For more information, rules and FAQ click here: https://institute.eib.org/whatwedo/social-2/social-innovation-tournament-2/