imece is a social innovation platform that brings together individuals and institutions dealing with social issues through various resourceful ways.
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 350 professional mentors from different disciplines
A non-refundable total amount of 480.000 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.
“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.
Our incubation enterprise Toyi just kicked off its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter! Toyi is a limitless creative play kit without instructions enabling children to transform everything around them into unique toys. During the campaign between November 05 – December 02, 2018, for every Toyi kit purchased, a Toyi kit will be offered to a child from a disadvantaged background. However big or small, your support will matter, too. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Support our campaign from here.
3 of enterprises working to ensure gender equality have recently completed our Incubation Program. They will be sharing their progress with us on November 17. We will also get to know social enterprises’ crowdfunding campaigns designed under the supervision of imece and UNDP Alternative Finance Lab. Please use the form in the event description to register.
You can check out the teams which find solutions to social issues and their projects, and support them.