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Social Entrepreneurship CenterRSS

Social Entrepreneurship describes innovative entrepreneurial action which aims at solving social challenges.

These actions could be initiated in the form of a new business (start-up) or in the context of existing organisations (social intrapreneurship). The legal structure can vary: some social enterprises are established as an association, others as a company with limited liability. This decision process is guided by potential societal benefits of either legal structure.

[Translate to English:] Erasmus+ Projekt

Launch of Erasmus+ project exploring the internationalization of social entrepreneurs

The Social Entrepreneurship Center is part of the international project consortium of the project „Enabling Social Entrepreneurs to Scale their Impact Internationally“.

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Selma Sprajcer nominated as senior researcher

We are pleased that Selma Sprajcer has been nominated as senior researcher. Selma has been researching in the field of people with disabilities for 10 years now. She has acquired extensive expertise…

[Translate to English:] SIA Gründer Peter Vandor

Congratulations! Peter Vandor is "Sustainable Designer 2020"!

On November 24th the "sustainable designers 2020" were awarded by the Austrian magazine BUSINESSART and the CRS-Circle.

[Translate to English:] E-Graduation SIMPro 2020

E-Graduation: Congratulations to all Social Innovation Management Programme participants!

Last week the third and final module of this year's NGO Academy Social Innovation and Management Programme came to an end. While we were able to carry out the first module in March here in Vienna the…

[Translate to English:] Inside Impact - Organizational Resilience

Podcast Inside Impact - Focus Organizational Resilience

The "Corona crisis" has posed immense challenges for many social enterprises, as well as nonprofit organizations. While there is much talk in the public discourse about the consequences of the…

[Translate to English:] FFG Programm Impact Innovation

Good News: FFG funding program Impact Innovation is now available for large organizations!

The Impact Innovation funding program of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) now supports social innovation even more broadly: Since October 1st, 2020, large organizations can also submit and…

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Out now: The Global Impact Report 2020

As in previous years, the Social Entrepreneurship Center of the Vienna University of Economics and Business in cooperation with Impact Hub GmbH collected and analyzed the data for the annual report in…

[Translate to English:] (c) Igor Ripak

Heropreneurship? Enabling resilience and wellbeing of Social Entrepreneurs (cancelled)

On September 29th there will be a special breakfast on “Heropreneurship? Promoting resilience and wellbeing of social entrepreneurs” with participation of the Social Entrepreneurship Center, Social…

[Translate to English:] Gruppenfoto Kick-off Workshop

InterregSIV: Kick-off workshop for an SROI analysis in Stuttgart

Within the InterregSIV project, the project partners met in Stuttgart from 17 to 18 August 2020 for a kick-off meeting for the SROI analysis, which will evaluate the implementation of the voucher…

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everyone codes joins the Interreg-SIV project

With the official kick-off meeting on June 10th, 2020, we introduced our newest addition to the Interreg-SIV project: everyone codes. What kind of organisation is everyone codes? Based in Vienna,…