Health and well-being: breaking the vicious circle
How can we provide welfare and healthcare to the world’s fast-growing population? Globalisation makes it easier for innovative initiatives in one country to serve as a model for other countries.
Ecopower aims to offer citizens the possibility to invest in local and eco-friendly energy production and supply.
FitClass aims to help people - especially young people and those in their 50s or older - to enjoy fun and inspiring movement as a preventive health tool. FitClass supports a healthy lifestyle through regular, joint, responsible exercise. This formula is made very accessible for both schools and the local community.
Poverty: hand-outs don’t help
As a result of the financial crisis, rather than decreasing, poverty is on the rise. Not just in the developing countries, but closer to home too. Poverty is not an isolated fact, but a complex phenomenon that affects all aspects of life.
Community: no man (or woman) is an island
In barely half a century, we have moved in Europe from a society in which family was the cornerstone to a collection of individuals with few bonds or commitments to link them together. A reaction against this is now taking place, with an emphasis on more community, more cooperation and – why not? – more dreams.
Close the Gap - WordLoop
While Close the Gap focuses on access to Internet and PC literacy in developing countries, WorldLoop focuses on tackling the e-waste issue in these regions.
Mobile School works around the world to ensure that street children receive an education and develop a positive self-image.
The environment: definitely in my backyard!
Climate change, declining biodiversity, shortages of drinking water, increasing famine … We humans have treated our planet irresponsibly, and are now facing the consequences. New models rely on principles such as recycling, sustainability and local product chains.
Are you a social entrepreneur?
Social innovation takes place at many different levels of society: it is not the preserve of one specific group of people or organisations. However, research has shown that entrepreneurs belonging to the ‘social entrepreneur’ niche have specific qualities that distinguish them from their ‘mainstream’ counterparts. What are these characteristics?
Open Veld is a positive alternative to high-energy food production, in which food is produced locally and farmer and consumer share the harvest risks and returns.
About OKSIGEN ecosystem
Oksigen for social entrepreneurship is a unique ecosystem – in Belgium and Europe – aiming to provide "oxygen" to social entrepreneurship. Through a “one stop shop” the Oksigen ecosystem provides financing, incubation & coaching services, research and consultancy to entrepreneurs with social and/or environmental ambitions.
Want to combine entrepreneurship and social impact?
We help entrepreneurs who – like us – believe you can take an entrepreneurial approach to tackling societal challenges.
Demographics: the world is turning faster and faster
Global population patterns are changing fast due to factors such as migration and population ageing. As a result, new needs are arising that the traditional formulas do not satisfy.
What is a social business?
Opinions differ on the definition of a social business and of social innovation. However, there are a number of clear characteristics that distinguish them from mainstream businesses.