Entrepreneurs and children have something in common: they find solutions that change what we define as possible.
Innovators for Children is a collaborative effort between Impact Hub Bucharest, Impact Hub Basel and Fondation Botnar supporting early-stage innovations focusing on improving the health and well-being of children and young people in Romania. By providing training, mentoring, funding and connections into local and international entrepreneurial communities the program accelerates impactful and innovative solutions that help change the future for children.
Creative & innovative solutions
Innovators for Children is looking for early-stage, Romanian startups with a working prototype or that have been commercially in the market for less than a year. Aiming to support solutions that deliver impact at scale the program focuses in particular on technological innovations, high-leverage products or services, and systemic solutions.
The 12 startups selected for the program
InovEd offers online courses for teachers and parents related to child psychology and neuro-science education, aiming at emotional, physical and cognitive development.
iVra – immersive virtual reality in autism is a therapeutic technique applied to children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders by reproducing and simulating hyperstimulation scenarios.
Living Robotics proposes solutions in the field of medical robotics (upper and lower electrically powered lower legs for people with disabilities) accessible to any social category.
Awareness Conference for Innovators for Children
On 09 April, Impact Hub Bucharest, (one of) our acronym twin(s), hosted a joint-conference on innovation in children’s public health in Romania, with speakers from UNICEF, Vodafone Foundation, and local organizations. We were there, and want to bring you behind-the-scenes insight.
Read up on the Conference in our short’n’sweet blog post.
What participants get
Total funding of up to 100’000 euros
Board of mentors and health experts for regular advice and feedback rounds
Mentoring and training
International Market trip to Basel, Switzerland
Access to the Impact Hub community
Opportunities for development and access to additionalsources of funding