Social Innovation Event – Trondheim

The event is sponsored by:


Phase 1: Thursday 24 August 2017 – Location: NTNU

Phase 2: Friday 8 & Saturday 9 September 2017 – Location: DIGS

Join us to work together and identify, propose, and develop innovative solutions to societal challenges through the power of ICT and professional network.

During this event we will use SOCRATIC, a SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform that fosters social innovation. SOCRATIC is an EU funded H2020 project (

Take the chance to work on solving challenges proposed by the Autismeforeningen i Norge, Sør-Trøndelag fylkeslag – Norway (

Examples of challenges:

  • Business ideas and opportunities related to the autism syndrome.
  • Organizational, technical and financial infrastructures to support new work opportunities
  • Create solutions that help people affected by autism to fight depression or better handle stress
  • Promote critical information to stakeholders in the job market – job seekers, employers and employees.

You will be given a set of tools and services developed within SOCRATIC to support your project.

  • Phase 1: Propose ideas and enhance others’ ideas.  After voting, the most promising ones will be selected to become projects.
  • Phase 2: Build a prototype of your idea and present it to experts. Compete for the best project and win.

Mentors will follow-up, evaluate and give feedback about the whole process.

The goal is to develop new products or services. The participants will have the opportunity to take their projects further, create start-ups and receive funding from various instances, like the Norwegian Research Council, Innovasjon Norge, the European Commission.

A panel of experts will judge the developed products/services and prizes will be given:

  • 1st prize:  10.000 Kr. to be used to start up your idea + Support by experts
  • 2nd prize: One month full flex membership for one of the winning groups @ DIGS

We look for you who are interested in helping to tackle challenges for social good, and everyone who is interested in taking part in a social innovation process which involves a collaboration with citizens, public institutions, NGOs.

A similar event was piloted at an Experts in Team village in January 2017. More info here:

The event has a maximum capacity of 25 participants. To create multidisciplinary groups, selection will be made according with participants’ motivation and background.

Register here!

Outline of the Programme

Phase 1: Thursday 24 August 2017, 17:00-20:00

Drinks & Snacks for all

Short lectures about Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to the event & to the SOCRATIC platform
  • Presentation of Challenges set by the Autism Association
  • Create teams of 5
  • Describe the plan until phase 2
  • Presentations of mentors and experts

Phase 2: Friday 8 September 2017 from 17:00 to Saturday 9 September 2017 22:00

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner for all

  • Present the selected ideas (1 per team)
  • Main activities during the 2 days:
  • Develop prototypes of the ideas
  • Make a business plan
  • Describe how the product/service can be sustainable in the future
  • Pitch the developed product/service
  • Announce the winners

Beer & Pizza for all.