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#Impact Safari Madrid

How might we learn from local entrepreneurs in building our business?

Partners

Logo BBVA
Logo Impact Hub Madrid

Countries

Spain, Germany

Project

  • Designing a one week learning journey for a group of students to explore the Berlin impact start up ecosystem
  • Guiding the winning team of the bbva blue challenge 2017 around Berlin, introducing them to local entrepreneurs and supporting the growth and development of their start up: providing career development to graduating students


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Better Together Award 2019

How might we encourage innovative cooperations between public sector institutions and starts ups and/or civil society organization to support local and global climate action?

Partners

Logo GIZ

Countries

Global

Project

The project aim is to highlight the relevance and value for innovative cooperations between public sector institutions and start ups and/or civil society initiatives for local & global climate protection and climate change mitigation & adaptation. The Award and its featured ventures will be part of the ICCA 2019 conference for Vertical Integration for Climate Action in Heidelberg, May 2019.

 

In collaboration with GIZ and BMU, Impact Hub Berlin focuses on four main action points:

  1. Raise awareness for innovation cooperation on a global level by writing a state-of-the-art trend report and facilitating a global call-for-application to find the five best-practices in public / start-up cooperation in the field of climate action
  2. Support the winning teams to generate impact at scale
  3. Honor and present the five best-practices at the ICCA 2019 conference
  4. Initiate and replicate innovative solution of public / start-up cooperations

 

SDG

  • 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals

 

Visit the website to the Awards here!

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#Impact Safari Madrid

How might we learn from local entrepreneurs in building our business?

Partners

Logo BBVA
Logo Impact Hub Madrid

Countries

Spain, Germany

Project

  • Designing a one week learning journey for a group of students to explore the Berlin impact start up ecosystem
  • Guiding the winning team of the bbva blue challenge 2017 around Berlin, introducing them to local entrepreneurs and supporting the growth and development of their start up: providing career development to graduating students


Project website

 

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Human-centered design of personal-finance-management app for financial inclusion

How might we empower Namibian citizens to access, understand and make use of their free annual credit report and thus achieve financial literacy?

Partners

Logo GIZ

Countries

Namibia

 

Project

  • ProBATS, its partner Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI), and the credit reference bureau TransUnion came up with the idea of creating an app that offers to download to one’s phone a free annual credit report (a legal entitlement of any Namibian from the credit reference bureaus) and at the same time to receive personal finance-tips or functionalities (e. g. calculating installments for given credit amounts).
  • To ensure that the app is user-centered, we co-design and implement a human-centered design process based on Design Thinking methodology together with GIZ Namibia and FabLab:
  1. Stakeholder alignment to understand supply perspective
  2. Local qualitative user research to explore user scope
  3. Five-day Design Sprint with stakeholders to develop a product concept

 

SDG

  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals

 

 

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Global Sustainability Trend Report

How can we access grass-route innovators to understand emerging trends and innovation that will affect business strategies in the future?

Partners

Logo GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Logo Impact Hub Berlin
Logo AT Kearney
Logo sustainable natives

Countries
Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific

 

Project

  • Scouted +150 sustainable experts & pioneers via our global Impact Hub network to gain insights into industries such as: Agriculture, Automotive, Transportation, Electronics, Energy, Consumer, Goods, Food, Health and Construction
  • Identified stakeholders and insights from different fields such as industry, regulations, NGO, investors, start-up / Entrepreneurs, Academia, science, digital experts, multipliers, opinion leaders, pioneers to conduct one-on-one interviews as well as a global survey

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Africa FinTech Challenge

How might we support local entrepreneurs in Africa to ensure economic growth and financial security?

Partners

Logo GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Logo BMW Group

Countries:
Ghana, Kamerun, Germany

Project

  • Run a design thinking workshop with 40 participants (representatives of fin tech scene berlin, giz/bmz, african diaspora) to gain understanding of method & provide perspective on platform needs
  • Develop a digital prototype for an online platform enabling the transfer of remittances from Germany to Ghana & Kamerun, and leverage payments through German development aid 
  • Skype interviews with IH Khartoum and Kigali for provide local entrepreneurial perspective

 

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Accelerating Green Start-ups in Peru & Empowering the Local Ecosystem

How can we build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem for green start-ups? How can we empower Start-ups in Biodiversity to realise the potential of their impact?

Partners

Logo GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Logo Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Logo Impact Hub Berlin

Country
Peru

Project

  • Leading a Workshop with key stakeholders in Lima to share knowledge on how to grow a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Impact Bootcamp to support Biostart-up Finalists to identify and leverage their impact
  • Educating Start-up Usil in running a bootcamp focused on Impact

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GIZ Lab of Tomorrow – Human-centered research to access emerging markets

How can you create new business ventures in emerging markets and establish strong local partnerships?

Partners

Logo GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Logo Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
Logo Merck
Logo Siemens

Countries
Zambia, Kenya, Uganda

 

Project

  • Define the challenge and select cross-sector partners
  • Human-centered Research & Stakeholder Mapping to identify core needs, challenges and potentials
  • Ideation & Prototyping Workshop to design new solutions and strengthen partnerships
  • Test and Pilot new solutions in the field

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BMW Impact Safari for Purpose – Driven Leadership

How can we inspire and empower top-level management to create a purpose-driven environment for their employees?

Partners

Logo BMW Group

Countries

Germany

Project

  1. We plug corporates into our local impact ecosystem to make them experience a new world
  2. 2-3 full day workshop with excursions across Berlin
  3. Tailored topics designed to inspire and leverage purpose-driven leadership

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Digital Imagination Challenge – Innovation Contest to Foster Inclusion

How can we empower tech solutions that reduce barriers for people with disability?

Partners

Logo unitymedia
Logo Impact Hub Berlin
Logo Sozialhelden

Countries
Germany

 

Project

  • Outreach
  • Screening Germany for technological solutions that foster inclusion in all areas of everyday life
  • Selecting top five initiatives and offering them a tailored curriculum, mentorship and network access in a short accelerator format
  • Public pitch event with a renowned jury to position the importance of an inclusive society

How can we impact the life of millions of people?

Rapid technological development and digitalization have revolutionized our society and offer unprecedented opportunities and innovations that can change the lives of millions. Together with Unitymedia and Sozialhelden we looked for innovative ideas and solutions that use technology to break down barriers and enable inclusion at home, at work and in the leisure space.

 

#nobullshittech: when tech really makes a difference

Copy paste tech solutions, like food delivery, are neat because they make life convenient. But they are not revolutionary and often do not think the needs of people with disability alongside. We scouted 23 initiatives and ventures that created tech solutions that break down barriers and make society more inclusive. From AR to indoor navigation; every solution will change the life of millions of people.

 

Truly inclusive pitch event

Each of the five ventures that went through the program blew our mind, touched our hearts and inspired us to the bone. They shared their solutions with the public at a fully inclusive final pitch event in front of 100+ people with sign language translation and audio description in place.

1st prize: EiS-App, won 15.000 EUR, 3 months mentoring and Impact Hub Berlin Membership

2nd prize: Deaf Magazine, won 5.000 EUR, 3 months mentoring and Impact Hub Berlin Membership

3rd prize: Match My Maker, won 3 months mentoring and Impact Hub Berlin Membership

 

Support

  • 2 days bootcamp on lean canvas, impact logic and pitching
  • 8 weeks coaching, focus on business model and pitching storyline and skills
  • Access to the networks of Unitymedia, Impact Hub Berlin and Sozialhelden
  • Peer to Peer support facilitation
  • Mentoring by Unitymedia’s top tier management

 

Outcomes

  • 23 applications
  • 5 winning teams going through the acceleration program
  • 3 winners to be further supported with mentoring and network access
  • 2 winning teams sharing prize money of 20.000 EUR

 

Impact (& SDGs):

  • SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 5 Teams were supported for 8 weeks to make sense of their business and tell their stories
  • the three winners were supported for further 3 months with mentoring and network access

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