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Support to social innovation

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Aide à l'innovation sociale
Policy objectives Plus
7.2. Social innovation initiatives
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
4.2. Organisational, process and other non-R&D innovation
Presentation of the measure:

The “support to social innovation” measure aims to support projects addressing social needs through innovative organisational processes or accelerating project reshaping the economic model of companies. All companies, regardless of their economic structure, that are settled on the Hauts-de-France territory, are eligible. The support measure has no budget limit. The measure supports various types of costs such as salaries, equipment, intellectual property costs, consulting costs, feasibility assessment costs. The projects supported by the region must create at least two permanent positions in four years.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

No information.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

No information.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?:
Organisation(s) responsible