Right Agenda Accelerator

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Coordinator Linköpings universitet - Internationaliserings-, forskningsstöd- och samverkansavdelningen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 278 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Social innovation - Challenge-driven innovation
Call Ett stärkt innovationsstöd för social innovation

Purpose and goal

Through the combined knowledge and experience of Civil Rights Defenders och LiU Innovations we aim to create the first Civil Rights Accelerator in Sweden, and support new initiatives based on the UN goals for sustainable development. This way the core business of both organisations are linked, for increased potential. The Accelerator will give mentorship on strategy, needs, organisational development, project leadership, subject matter expertise, co-design methodology etc to drive the initiatives towards sustainability and actual societal impact.

Expected results and effects

Establishing a value focused, iterative process towards impact from societal challenges and continuous need owner interaction (e.g. civil rights defenderers) Establishing the accelerator as a hub for positive social development Educating change agents to be a positive force for accelerated ideas as well as existing organizations Establishing dialogens and later opportunities for support to build lasting, sustainable initiatives Sparking new and additional innovation, influencing policy, inspräng research and education through shared insight

Planned approach and implementation

We want to create Sweden´s first Human Rights Accelerator as a sibling of Impact Factory, a mature process of supporting initiatives aiming for social innovation. We give particular focus to efforts aiming to protect and strengthen human rights and efforts focusing on the UN goals for sustainable development, finding initiatives through specific and open applications. Furthermore, the accelerator will give mentorship on strategy, goal and organisational development, project leadership, subject matter expertise etc. for the initiatives to reach sustainability.

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Last updated 4 September 2020

Reference number 2018-03522

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