Social Innovation Lab
Be inspired by three action packed days filled with leading keynote speakers in areas such as Impact Investing and Social Business. The event will include lots of engaging workshops, entertainment, fun and prizes. All meals and activities are included!
Monday focuses on the fundamentals of social business and entrepreneurship and follows the inspiring journey of some of the regions most renowned social entrepreneurs.
Tuesday is very hands on – allowing participants to work on real social businesses and be inspired by SoPact – Social Impact Accelerator!
Wednesday provides an insight into impact investing and then brings ideas to life!
All sessions are highly participatory putting you and your ideas in the spotlight. With this approach you will also have plenty of possibilities to meet other participants, exchange ideas, and perhaps create your very own new social entrepreneurship experiment.
European Social Business Forum
Through presentations, panel discussions, and workshops the European Social Business Forum will elaborate on the relevance and implementation of social business in Sweden and the European Union. International participants, representing private and public sectors as well as civil society organizations, will enjoy a full day of creative exchange, learning, and networking.
The day begins with a keynote breakfast speech from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus followed by a plenary session on the relevance of social business in Sweden, including presentations on the development of social policy in Sweden and panel discussions on the relevance of social business in and for Sweden as well as international initiatives from Sweden.
After lunch a second plenary session, taking the recent Strasbourg declaration on social entrepreneurship as a starting point, will focus on social business’ potential role in leading Europe out of the current economic and social crises. During the afternoon breakout session, participants will be invited to collaborate in small groups to harness the collective intelligence while focusing on the topic they find most interesting. Facilitated by experts and practitioners in the field, the breakout session topics will be: Corporate, Education, Innovation, Investing, and Scaling.
Breakfast Speech by Prof. Muhammad Yunus
If you are unable to attend the full day of the European Social Business Forum, you still have the opportunity hear to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammed Yunus give an inspiring breakfast speech on how social business could potentially lead Europe out of the current economic and social crises.
Join Prof. Yunus breakfast speech on Thursday, May 15 at Medicon Village in Lund and get inspired!