The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. Each year it is organised in a different country to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose main objective is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.

All projects compete for the 1st and 2nd General Category and Special Category Awards of EUR 50.000 and EUR 20.000 respectively. The prizes are awarded by a jury of specialists from the academic and business world.

Projects often relate to combating unemployment, marginalising disadvantaged communities and promoting access to education in a wide range of fields, from education and health care to the natural or urban environment, using new technologies, new systems and new processes.

The tournament runs in two rounds. A selection committee, composed mainly of experts from the EIB Group in innovation, environment and other relevant disciplines, selects 15 finalists. The finalists are invited to a mentor training camp to give them the necessary guidance to finalize their proposals.

Our colleague Jordina Arcal participated in the impact training sessions in Amarante (Portugal) on the 11th and 12th, where we shared experiences with 15 incredible projects from all over Europe. All of us want to do our bit to achieve a better society.

In the final event, all finalists must present and defend their project before a jury of specialists in social innovation.

This year’s Social Innovation Tournament will take place in Dublin, Ireland. Finalists from all SIT editions become members of the SIT alumni network. As members, they benefit from numerous training opportunities, such as (i) applying to participate in SIT Impact Bootcamp, a full-time executive training course focusing on expansion, launch and engagement with investors, (ii) joining the Innovation Grants programme, (iii) participating in conferences across Europe and networking with investors, venture philanthropists and foundations that can help scale up your project.

At MJN we are very excited that they recognise our project as one of the most outstanding in terms of its social impact. For us, raising awareness of epilepsy and working to improve inclusion, remove stigma and improve social awareness is part of our DNA.

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The next Saturday 21st of November at 4 pm, you will be able to know first hand our product: mjn-SERAS.
mjn-SERAS is a healthcare product that sends a warning signal when the risk of epileptic seizures is high, to the affected person and their trusted contacts.

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    mjn-SERAS is a medical device with CE marking according to the European Directive 93/42/EEC and the Royal Decree RD. 1591/2009.
    Contraindications: Do not use the product if you suffer from an infection in the ear canal or if you suffer from a skin lesion in the vicinity of the product's area of influence.
    Considerations: This medical product works with an APP only on Android phones. The results tested are 96% sensitivity and 94% specificity.

    Save the date

    El próximo sábado 21 de noviembre a las 4 de la tarde, podrás conocer de primera mano nuestro producto: mjn-SERAS.
    mjn-SERAS es un producto sanitario que lanza una señal de aviso cuando el riesgo de crisis de epilepsia es elevado, a la persona afectada y a sus contactos de confianza.


      mjn-SERAS es un producto sanitario con marcado CE conforme a la Directiva Europea 93/42/EEC y el Real Decreto RD. 1591/2009.
      Contraindicaciones: No usar el producto en caso de padecer una infección en el canal auditivo o en caso de padecer una lesión cutánea en las proximidades del área de influencia del producto.
      Consideraciones: Este producto sanitario funciona con una APP solo en teléfonos Android. Los resultados testeados son 96% de sensibilidad y 94% de especificidad.