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Social Innovation Fund launches our first annual review:

Social Innovation Fund launches our 2016-2017 Annual Review

Want to join our team? Internship opportunity

 Programmes Intern When March – June 2017, 22.5 hours per week Based Pearse Street, Dublin city Centre Payment Unpaid with a daily stipend to contribute to travel and lunch expenses Applications Deadline 2pm Tuesday 21st February 2017 Interview Date Thursday 23rd February 2017 Start Date Monday 27th February 2017 Reports to Eoghan Ryan, Programme Manager … Continue reading Want to join our team? Internship opportunity

Our first Anniversary – One year in Operation

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SIFI’s first year of operation, looking back and a look ahead  Today, 27th January 2017,  marks our first official year in operation at Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI). We reached a number of key milestones in 2016 that have encouraged us to be more ambitious in our aspirations for 2017. Through a combination of donations from … Continue reading Our first Anniversary – One year in Operation

THINKTECH Winners Announced

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: “To be in a position to support and encourage innovative solutions to such fundamental social challenges is what good government is about.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Four innovative projects which use technology to tackle chronic social issues like homelessness and food waste have been selected for Ireland’s first ever “thinktech” … Continue reading THINKTECH Winners Announced

Finalists Announced for THINKTECH

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Finalists of THINKTECH €1 million project to develop ideas for a better Ireland announced  Ideas to combat cyber bullying, social isolation of the elderly, and develop a new education path for early school leavers among finalists  THINKTECH Initiative supported by Google.org and Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Dublin, 22nd September, 2016: THINKTECH, a … Continue reading Finalists Announced for THINKTECH

THINKTECH launched 21 June 2016 by Minister Simon Coveney T.D.

The official launch of THINKTECH,  a 1 million euro project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland.Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org, and the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, the unique THINKTECH challenge will identify innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in IrelandPhoto Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Minister Simon Coveney T.D. Launches €1 million THINKTECH initiative to use technology for social good in Ireland 21st June 2016: THINKTECH, a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland, was today officially launched at Google Foundry by Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D.  Created by Social … Continue reading THINKTECH launched 21 June 2016 by Minister Simon Coveney T.D.

Deirdre Mortell, CEO, on THINKTECH, Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s newest programme

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  In the first of our Video Blog series, Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland, explains our newest Programme THINKTECH. THINKTECH is a €1 Million fund to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland. Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and the Irish Government. It identifies ideas that … Continue reading Deirdre Mortell, CEO, on THINKTECH, Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s newest programme

Social Innovation Fund is included in the Programme for Government as Animate closes with a Showcase & Pitching event

  Animate, Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s first programme, and Ireland’s first Non Profit Accelerator concluded with a Showcase & Pitching event on 18th May 2016 at The Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square in Dublin. The event was co-hosted by Philanthropy Ireland and Social Innovation Fund Ireland. Having participated in a four month long programme … Continue reading Social Innovation Fund is included in the Programme for Government as Animate closes with a Showcase & Pitching event

‘Save a Selfie’ mobile app can help to save life – The Irish Examiner

by Colette Sheridan A firefighter has developed an app that could help save lives. ‘Save a Selfie’ is an interactive mobile app that allows members of the public to take ‘selfies’ alongside emergency equipment such as defibrillators. The images are uploaded to the platform and their locations are tagged on a map, making critical life-saving devices … Continue reading ‘Save a Selfie’ mobile app can help to save life – The Irish Examiner