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Over 40 Baltic Impact Entrepreneurs Recently Empowered

The social enterprise landscape and its regulatory framework are in their early stages, yet rapidly gaining traction and expanding across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Baltics are presently home to more than 600 active social enterprises.

Alternative Finance Roadmap: Guide to Navigating Funding Opportunities for Baltic Social Enterprises

The Roadmap provides a quick overview of key funding and financing instruments accessible to social enterprises in the Baltic countries. Encompassing public and private sources, it outlines various instrument types: grants (including venture philanthropy), debt and equity capital, crowdfunding and Social Impact Bonds.

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IBESI Project: Eight Months of Impact and Upcoming Opportunities

IBESI project which aims to strengthen the social economy of the Baltic States by integrating social innovation actors is now 8 months old.

GeneCode secures €16 million funding for Parkinson’s Disease drug development through EIC Accelerator

 

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Boost – Developing Ukrainian-founded businesses in Estonia

Estonian Refugee Council in collaboration with BIA invites war refugees from Ukraine with prior entrepreneurship experience to participate in “Boost” business development programme.

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Winners of the first Impact Hackathon announced

On 26 May, the Impact Hackathon, organized in collaboration with partners Baltic Innovation Agency, Katalista Ventures, Social Enterprise Estonia and Reach for Change, came to an end.

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The IBESI project kicks off: a path to empower Baltic social entrepreneurs

During the two years, the project will offer a wide range of resources and opportunities for social enterprises and potential social innovators, including training modules, topical hackathons, and acceleration programs.

NOBALIS Demo Day

The NOBALIS Demo Day was a grand finale for the eight participating student and staff teams, who presented their food and biotech ideas, from which the best were selected and awarded prizes.

NOBALIS hackathon – a springboard of innovative ideas in food, biotech, and bioresources

The first NOBALIS Idea Hackathon was held on the 26th of September, 2022. During the event, students had an opportunity to present their initial ideas in a 1-minute pitch, form teams, and work with mentors to refine how they showcase their moonshot vision for the product or service in food, biotech, or bioresources.

EIC Accelerator

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is Europe’s flagship innovation programme and is now open for new calls! In this article, we discuss all the new features of the EIC call with some tips and recommendations. 

BIA helps boosting entrepreneurship and innovation in 5 Nordic-Baltic universities

NOBALIS EICD programme is a 3-month fully online programme that offers students as well as academic and non-academic staff members of the participating higher education institutions (HEIs) an opportunity to immerse into the world of entrepreneurship.

BIA at Impact Day

The BIA team will participate in Impact Day, the Baltics’s largest impact and sustainability festival. Among more than 70 influencers, participants will be inspired by BIA colleagues Rene Tõnnisson and Mart Veliste.

EIC Accelerator

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is Europe’s flagship innovation programme and is now open for new calls! In this article, we discuss all the new features of the EIC call with some tips and recommendations. 

Horizon Europe HEMOS project has started

Starting from May 2022, the three-year HEMOS project will work towards providing a solution to decarbonize ocean vessels.

The memorandum has been signed by 23 different organisations working in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation

The agreement of cooperation in social entrepreneurship and innovation is a broader statement of intent for cross-sectoral cooperation and demonstrates the openness and willingness of the parties to work together to develop the sector.