imece is a social innovation platform where people and institutions which lead the change meet and work together to generate solutions for social, ecological and cultural matters
We contribute to the development of the social innovation ecosystem through our activities and content. We support social entrepreneurs who would like to find solutions to social issues access education, mentorship and grants through the Accelerator. During each Accelerator that lasts for 7 months, we focus on a specific theme and issues related to this theme. We choose our themes and issues based on the 17 Global Goals of the UN for sustainable development.
You can check the themes that we have chosen based on the 17 Global Goals and the issues around these themes.
Hours of Mentorship
A network of 550 professional mentors from different disciplines
A non-refundable total amount of 1.020.000 TL granted to projects that pass the jury election
Hours of Training
Trainings tailored for social entrepreneurs on various topics ranging from human-centered design to finance
You can access our resources, and keep informed about the developments and activities in imece.
3 teams amongst the 160 applications were given a 60.000TL grant for them to develop their enterprise and scale their impact alongside having mentorship, trainings, office and network support with the collaboration of ITU Cekirdek for 3 months.
For more information on the projects see this link.
“Media Literacy for Lifelong Learning: Why Media Literacy Matters in the Age of Social Media and ‘Fake News” workshop is organized by ATÖLYE, imeceLAB, and the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on Monday, March 11 at ATÖLYE. Cyndy Scheibe from Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College will give an interactive presentation and workshop on media literacy and critical thinking. Please fill out the form to be able participate. Due to capacity limits, we’ll only get in touch with selected guests to confirm their participance.
You can check out the teams which find solutions to social issues and their projects, and support them.