On 5 October, the winner projects of the Social Impact Award will be announced. Since the kick-off in January, the ten best projects have been selected by the jury from around 60 submissions. In a three-month incubation period young inovators have worked on their projects and social enterprises, with the support of mentors & experts.

Now the jury will decide: who will win one of this year’s Social Impact Awards? In addition, this year’s Community Award will be announced.

When? 5 October, 2018; 16:45 – 17:30
Where? Grand Hall, Erste Campus, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna

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Social Impact Award

Social Impact Award, founded in 2009, runs education and incubation programs in more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to support early-stage social entrepreneurs in developing and implementing innovative business solutions to tackle the most important societal challenges of our times. Events are hosted and workshops are organized in order to raise awareness for social entrepreneurship, teaching the necessary skills to navigate from vague intentions to promising ventures, providing access to networks and promoting the best teams with the Social Impact Award.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.