• Will we finally manage to make children interested in chemistry?

    The number of students interested in studying natural sciences is still decreasing. Obviously, something’s not right! Chemistry is definitely the least favorite, despite the fact that nowadays, it’s the foundation of all our consumer areas. The children don’t see the logic in it, the volume of “pointless” theory bores them. The two Slovakia’s SIA winners 2015, Adrián Hegedűš and Ivana Kravárová, came up with an original way how to change […]

  • „The importance of the team is highly underestimated!”

    This is an interview with SIA jury member Katharina Turnauer, who’s been financing countless social projects and social business ideas across Europe through her own private non-profit foundation since 2009. Amongst other things, we talked about the essentials when founding a venture in the social sector and why money isn’t always the most crucial point.   Katharina, for more than seven years you’ve been supporting social ventures with your foundation. […]

  • “If you have something in mind, simply give it a try.”

    Interview with David Zistl, founder of “Flüchtlinge Willkommen” and SIA winner 2015.   The vast migration of refugees has become one of the most complex challenges for European countries since many years and triggered a broad discussion about how the refugees can be integrated into our society. While politics are still struggling in offering proper solutions to this topic, a few students from Vienna, Austria have been faster. In the […]

  • Promoting social inclusion and active citizenship

    Between four and ten thousand people live in the streets of Prague, making homelessness an issue that has to be addressed on a social level. That’s why Pragulic cofounders Tereza Jureckova and Ondrej Klugl came up with an idea for a project that allows people living in the streets to become tourist guides, contributing to the reduction of social exclusion and stigmatisation. “It all started after SIA kick off in […]

  • Bitcoin to the People

    In Croatia, a small startup project called Coinsulter aims to link the digital currency Bitcoin to the world of the consumer-market.

  • Empowering children through sports

    Croatian project Allegria aims to make sport accessible to children from low income families. Read here about how a strong-willed Croatian set out to improve the life of her community.

  • Koala Phone makes a smartphone even smarter for challenged users

    Josef and Tomáš Slavíček founded the Koala Phone app – a simplified Android phone interface that elders and others can control easily. Koala Phone won a prize at the Social Impact Award in Prague in 2014 – now the app is available in 24 languages and has a huge potential to help millions to better communicate with their families and friends. Is it true that people over 65 are too […]

  • Empowering independence

    Stefanie Strubreiter is in her late twenties, and lives with a disability. Yet, that never stopped her from pursuing her dreams. We met with the inspiring young woman to talk about work, the arts – and powerchair football.

  • Ke kořenům – To the Roots

    Traditional burials waste natural resources. Not only is valuable real estate devoted to cemeteries, which have no useful secondary function, but millions of trees and tons of metal are used to create caskets and mountains of concrete for the crypts – all to give survivors the illusion that their departed loved ones will never be forgotten.

  • The Re-Cycling Community

    Most citybike-services follow a unique template: fixed bike-stands to pick up and return your bicycle, provided by municipial authorities, sponsored by corporations. A Czech bicycle-sharing project leaves the trodden path and adds a strong sense of community to the mix.