On 14-15 February 2018, the CAPSSI (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability &Social Innovation) initiative together with COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) organise a workshop “Connected Technologies for Social Good”. It will take place in Brussels at the premises of COST Association.
The event will gather digital social innovators, researchers, civil society players and policy makers to discuss the achievements and impact of innovation in the digital society. During the workshop, participants will be invited to attend working groups and present their ideas on the future of connected technology for social good, as well as on sustainability and business model innovation. Several presentations and keynotes will be held by the experts, among them, our Executive Director Oliver Gajda will talk about crowdfunding as an alternative funding option.
More information about the workshop programme and speakers can be found here.
The CAPSSI initiative is promoted by the European Commission and empowered via coordination and support activities provided by the ChiC, Coordinating high-Impact for CAPS, project.
For the past 1,5 years, ECN has been a partner in the STARS4ALL project, which is funded by the European Union H2020 Programme as a part of the Digital Social Innovation (CAPSSI). STARS4ALL aims to promote the importance of fighting against light pollution by paying special attention to citizen outreach through social networks and dissemination and training activities. ECN’s role is to develop a crowdfunding tool, which will then be integrated into the project’s platform. Through this crowdfunding tool, the community will be able to obtain funding to carry out their setup Citizen Actions. More about STARS4ALL here.