are wanted innovative initiatives at health sector. The insurance company DKV, in alliance with Impact Hub Barcelona, opens the second edition of its DKV Impacta program, whose objective is to finance disruptive health projects. The call is addressed to startups and social entrepreneurship entities that respond to problems in these two aspects:
- The environmental degradation and the effects of climate change on people’s health. Diseases and pathologies directly related to the loss of biodiversity and climate change.
- The prevention of any type of disease that have a more direct impact on groups in exclusion and social vulnerability: people with disabilities, women, children and adolescents/youth at risk, immigrants, the elderly or prisoners.
The deadline for submitting applications is open until May 1. In a first phase, in the month of May, ten projects will be pre-selected based on their impact. Subsequently, during the month of June, the ten preselected will participate in a second phase of training and improvement of the projects, with mentorship from DKV and the support of the Impact Hub technical team.
Among all of them, the five best projects will be chosen, which have the highest level of maturity and solvency in all management areas (social impact, marketing/market, governance, offer/service/product, etc.), in order to undertake the search for investment/financing for its development and scalability. These five selected projects, which will be announced at a final event in Madrid in September, will receive €15,000 each to finance their proposals.
Commitment to the third sector
DKV has extensive experience in supporting the third sector. For 14 years he promoted the call for social aid for health “You decide”, which supported 145 projects of organizations of the third social sector.
In 2020, the insurer launched the first edition of DKV Impacta, a call for social innovation with which the company supported five Spanish projects, awarding a total contribution of 75,000 euros in prizes to promote innovation in health, respond to problems caused by climate change and promote disease prevention in groups at risk of exclusion.
This second edition of DKV Impacta, developed together with Impact Hub, will have a hybrid format and both social entities and startups from any part of the national territory that meet three requirements can participate: be a third-sector social organization, startup or entrepreneurship, be legally constituted in Spain and be in the post-ideation phase.