After 282 projects and receiving more than 100 official applications from social institutions all across Spain, the selection committee of the B-Value Innovation Programme, implemented by Banco Sabadell Foundation and Ship2B, has selected the 42 winning institutions participating in the first stage of this third edition.
Madrid won 17, Catalonia won 10, and these are the top two autonomous communities in terms of winning institutions, followed by Andalusia with 6, Galicia with 4, Castilla and Leon with 2, Navarra, Valencia and Aragon with 1. Whilst the winners with the highest representation are those working with intellectual disabilities, the risk of social exclusion, mental health and education and culture, amongst others.
Having overcome the pre-selection process, the first stage of the programme kicks off, where during 5 months the institutions receive training on innovation and the development of self-sustainable social projects, via a MOOC for social innovation, webinars with experts in areas of the third social sector, social innovation and entrepreneurship and a face to face workshop on Design Thinking in Barcelona and Madrid.
The entities selected (by autonomous community):
Madrid: Refugees Welcome Spain, Aprocor Foundation, Bobath Foundation, CESAL, Foundaiton for Social Action for Music, Gil Gayarre Foundation, Ecología y Desarrollo Foundation, Representative State Platform for persons with a Physical Disability , Spanish Confederation of Mental Health, Red de Apoyo a la Integración Sociolaboral Foundation, Uno Entre Cien Mil Foundation, Junior Achievement Spain Foundation, Red Cross Spain, Emili Sánchez Vicario Foundation, Argadini Association, Marzo XXI Association, Kubuka.
Catalonia: Cultural ElParlante Association, Conectadogs Association, Alba Association, Tot Raval Foundation, Esclerosi Múltiple Foundation, NouXamfrà Foundation, Factoría F5 Association, Unió de Federacions Esportives de Catalunya, Coordinadora Síndrome de Down de Catalunya, Arte Paliativo.
Andalusia: Andalusian Associations and Foundations, Balia Foundation, Agua de Coco Foundation, Codisa-Predif Andalusia, FEPAMIC Foundation, Asociación Educativa y Social Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.
Galicia: San Xerome Emiliani Association, Taller de Solidaridad, ADCOR Foundation, Abrente Foundation.
Castilla and Leon: Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico Foundation, INTRAS Foundation.
Navarra: Multiple Sclerosis Association of Navarra.
Valencia: Children’s Health Foundation
Aragon: Pro Mental Health Aragonese Association.