In our third Incubation Program, we focus on Reduced Inequalities from the Sustainable Development Goals. Income inequality, unequal access to benefits brought about by development, difficulties faced by groups such as refugees and the disabled; we spring to action with social entrepreneurs who will create solutions for these prevalent issues.

The current state of inequality in Turkey and the framework of the third Support Program were determined by the research conducted by S360 for this process. The notable topics in the results of this research were economically and socially strengthening disadvantaged groups, accessible education, employment, and social opportunities for everyone, and improving the conditions of the refugees. For more information on Reduced Inequalities, you can view the resources here.

With our program, 160 applications from persons and teams working with enterprises, associations and initiatives which generate solutions on the accessibility of basic rights and needs have been gathered. 37 of the applications where regarding disabled persons, 25 of them were regarding refugees and 98 of them were regarding disadvantages in general.

Applications, that came from all around 19 different cities of Turkey, were generally based on these titles: technology, coding, game skills, child, elderliness, gender, career opportunities, agriculture, environment, food production and shareable economy. Applications were from these cities: Afyonkarahisar, Ankara, Balıkesir, Bolu, Bursa, Çanakkale, Çorum, Denizli, Düzce, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Malatya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa and Şırnak.

We had our Bootcamp on 5-7 July at Bilgi University Santralistanbul Campus with 18 of the 160 applications where they had mentorship and education support on topics such as impact modeling and business development. 7 of these 18 enterprises gained the chance of attending the final event on July 19 which will be held at Zorlu Performing Arts Center with the support of our main imece 3rd Incubation Program partner Zorlu Holding.  3 teams will be 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.

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Zorlu Holding
Main Partner

İTÜ Çekirdek
Strategic Partner

Reduced Inequalities

Strengthening Disadvantaged Groups Socially and Economically

Around the globe, inequality continues to exist in the spheres of health, education, and income. If your enterprise, that is the product, service, or system which you are developing, produces solutions which provide an answer to the question “How can we achieve inclusiveness and the social and economic strengthening of disadvantaged groups in order to reduce inequality in society”, then review the resources to understand its scope and apply to the Incubation Program now.

Applications are closed.

Reduced Inequalities

Enabling Access to Basic Rights and Needs for Disabled Individuals

Disabled people can’t access education and employment opportunities equally. Disabled individuals’ physical and social needs are often ignored by the society. If your enterprise, that is the product, service, or system which you are developing, produces solutions which provide an answer to the question “How can we provide means of education, employment, and participation in social life that is accessible to everyone?”, then review the resources to understand its scope and apply to the Incubation Program now.

Applications are closed.

Reduced Inequalities

Enabling Access to Basic Rights and Needs for Refugees

Refugee groups face discrimination in various spheres such as living conditions, health, and education. If your enterprise, that is the product, service, or system which you are developing, produces solutions which provide an answer to the question “How can we develop tools, models, and methods that would support refugees’ education, employment, and participation in social life, and thereby improve their psycho-social situation?”, then review the resources to understand its scope and apply to the Incubation Program now.

Applications are closed.