Ship2BFoundation, the entity that drives the transformation towards the impact economy, opens new calls for its acceleration programs. S2B Tech4Climate, for startups in the field of sustainability and environment, S2B Health&Care, for startups with a focus on health and quality of life, and Scale4Impact, which promotes educational and employment projects to promote social inclusion.
S2B TECH4CLIMATE Y S2B HEALTH&CARE
These two programs are aimed at impactful startups in the sustainability sectors; environment; health and improvement of the quality of life of vulnerable people. Likewise, the S2B Tech4Climate and S2B Health&Care programs offer a personalized accompaniment for each startup with advice from top-level professionals, in two ways, according to their needs of:
- Impact Growth: after a personalized diagnosis, some milestones are set to be reached and an action plan for acceleration. The Ship2B Foundation, through different training activities and mentoring of its team and its network of experts, will support in the development of this plan that aims to strengthen the company to capture the interest of investors.
- Corporate venturing: a personalized accompaniment of the startup and the corporate is carried out, to design, negotiate and implement a successful collaboration between them. This collaboration translates, in many cases, into the realization of a pilot that allows testing and measuring results to improve with learning and make possible the implementation at the scale of the project.
The call will be open until July11. For thisedition, Ship2B Foundation has reinforced the commitment to personalized mentoring for each startup. Therefore, it has created a group of experts who will help each project according to its starting point and needs.
Each of the two acceleration programs will have more than 50 mentors in different areas. In addition, they have the support and participation of companies such as Agbar and BStartup as S2B Tech4Climate co-thrusters; and DKV Seguros; Cofares; Once Foundation and BStartup in the S2B Health&Care program.
The Rezinkers4Impact acceleration and funding pilot program evolves and transforms into Scale4Impact. This program is aimed at companies, startups and third sector entities that face the challenge of social inclusion, mainly through education and employment, in an innovative, sustainable and scalable way.
Scale4Impact has a specific venture philanthropy fund of 40,000 euros to which the two finalist projects can have access, in addition to a personalized accompaniment for six months. The finalist projects will also work to maximize their impact and achieve Ship2B’s recognition as an Impact Business and have access to the Ship2B Foundation’s investment network and add new partnerships.
SUSTAINABILITY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE MOBILITY SECTOR
The initiative was launched at the beginning of the year by the Railgrup clusters; ClusterMoto; Cluster of Eficient Energy of Catalonia (CEEC) and Cluster of the Automotive Industry of Catalonia (CIAC), together with Ship2B Foundation and ACCIÓ. The objective is to enhance the positive impact on the mobility sector and presents its second challenge, focused on “Sustainabilityand Circular Economy in the Mobility sector”.
This challenge seeks collaboration between the companies of the clusters and startups to contribute to:
- Incorporate more sustainable solutions throughout the value chain: from obtaining a more sustainable or social raw material, to more environmentally friendly production and industrial processes. On the other hand, the purpose is that these sales processes allow to raise awareness among the customer and the public in the adoption of more sustainable habits and consumption. Specifically, projects linked, among others, to the energy transition; resource efficiency; reducing the CO2 footprint; waste management, etc.
- Promote the circular economy in the mobility sector: the objective is to value waste and convert it into a sustainable raw material, also optimizing logistics to respond in real time to the needs and surpluses of companies. In short, it seeks to position mobility as a key agent to facilitate the transition of the rest of the sectors to large-scale circular economy models.