Think for Social: 10 projects for one million euros

Here are the final projects of the call promoted by Fondazione Vodafone Italia: there is a 700mila euro grant

Over four hundred candidates, almost 1400 participants, average age 37 years. But now they are in ten. Ten ideas that will be ‘accelerated’ within the PoliHub incubator of the Politecnico di Milano with a funding up to 30 thousand euros. These are the (first results) of Think for Social, the call promoted by Fondazione Vodafone Italia to encourage the development of projects that use new technologies to solve contemporary social needs.

Now the ten ideas left in the race, selected by a jury that included the president of the Vodafone Foundation Alex Zanardi and Wired Massimo Russo, will enter the acceleration phase, which will last until November, when only 3 projects will enter all ‘last phase, with funding up to 700 thousand euros.

Here are the ten innovations that have (almost) made it:

– #Skool: a high-tech hub for learning subjects with special educational needs, created by the onlus of the Turin Area.

– Bepart: Milanese startup that thanks to the increased reality wants to transform urban spaces into art exhibitions accessible to anyone.

– Breading App: designed in Brianza, is a B2B platform that optimizes and redistributes food surpluses.

– Clip4All: Bologna comes from the DIY kit that allows people with disabilities to build their own interface to control PCs and tablets.

– D-Heart: Electrocardiogram (Genoese) with smartphone range.

– Energy Wise Communities: Turin is a smart and easy-to-use system for household energy consumption monitoring.

– Heli: Rome comes from an absolutely unmistakable idea, that of a bracelet that does not serve to monitor physical activity, but to simultaneously translate the language of the signs.

– Social Eating for Social Inclusion: how to transform local farm produce into traceable and controlled takeaway meals.

– Students on Stage: Student students, a web portal to get closer to the world of work.

– Veyes: a Catanian onlus is a series of wearables in support of blind and visually impaired, with plenty of belt and smart glasses.

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