Why Social Innovation?
Social innovation integrates a variety of perspectives and evolves new ways in solving pressing social issues. The rise of social entrepreneurship presents new opportunities to social innovation, to create and maximise social values through sustainable entrepreneurial approaches.
We believe the new generation of social entrepreneurs will be tech-savvy social innovators who can apply and integrate design, technology and other professional expertise to their business for social good.
What We Do?
The primary objective of the DBS Social Innovators 2016 (the Programme) is to engage and connect social innovators from different sectors, to drive social innovation through the use of design and technology.
- We connect collective of entrepreneurs, I.T. specializes, designers and like-minded visionaries who enthusiastically utilise and apply design and technology into social businesses;
- We incubate social innovators to further construct and apply innovative ideas and solutions in solving social problems;
- We draw upon collective talents to create impact through the use of technology and design thinking.
The programme will provide holistic support to social innovators to convert innovative ideas into sustainable and viable business solutions, including funding and incubation support.
Who We Are?
Succeeding to three consecutive years of grant support through DBS Social Enterprise Advancement Grant since 2013, DBS Foundation allocates HKD 2 million to launch DBS Social Innovators 2016, to fund and support social innovators to turn their dreams to business reality, to achieve greater social and business benefits for the community. The Programme is managed and operated by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).
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