Spark Social Enterprise

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The Spark Project enables social enterprises to develop and deliver more sustainable and high impact innovations leading to increased growth.
The project is a cross-border collaboration led by The Platform in partnership with University of Brighton, West Sussex County Council, Social Innovation Factory, De Punt and Seinwezen as part of the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Spark social enterprise project

Social enterprises have the potential to meet the challenges of our changing world, however their dual missions of social purpose and business goals create complex needs. Currently there is no clear methodology for the consistent harnessing of sustainable social enterprise innovation and a lack of joint tools and services for their development. Drawing on the existing range of knowledge, tools, networks and methods that support innovation we are refining the framework conditions that influence their development.

The project is establishing:
  • A strategy and action with social enterprises and stakeholders to improve capacity of social enterprises to deliver sustainable and high impact innovations

  • A social enterprise Innovation Accelerator Network and support programme with opportunities for organisations to take part in specialist events, training and support including social enterprise exchanges between UK, Belgium and Holland

  • A new framework methodology for sustainable innovation within social enterprises

  • A cross-border innovation accelerator programme

  • An online tool for start-up social enterprises

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Spark Social Enterprise is a cross-border collaboration led by The Platform in partnership with University of Brighton, West Sussex County Council, Social Innovation Factory, De Punt and Seinwezen as part of the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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