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9:00 AM - Registrations


10:00 AM - Welcome and overview of the day
By Sarah Schelstraete, director Social Innovation Factory
 
10:15 AM - Opening keynote
Heider Ridha is passionate about social impact and believes each person can help to make this world a better place. He has extensive experience advising organisations in the impact investment, innovation, development, social entrepreneurship and education spaces.

Heider is an Operating Partner at TDR Capital, a private equity firm with a portfolio of over €8 billion. TDR has a track record of driving superior returns by high impact strategic and operational improvements. Prior to TDR, Heider worked at Bain & Company where he managed Bain Cares, Bain’s social impact chapter in London. Heider is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Nesta, the British innovation foundation and one of the driving forces of #TurnToLove, a global community of individuals turning their back on terror and turning towards love.

10:45 AM - Panel discussion
How to create and grow high impact innovation? Our speakers present tools and research for social entrepreneurs and share their perspectives on framework conditions for sustainable social enterprise innovation. Afterwards the floor is open for your questions and comments.
11:40 AM - Coffee break
12:00 PM - Breakout sessions
Interactive discussions in small groups. Think about conditions and actions to strengthen social enterprises and learn from the experiences of other participants. The Spark Action Plan identifies four priority areas to promote innovation in social enterprises. Pick your topic and join one of these breakout sessions.

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: UNDERSTAND TO INNOVATE
How can social enterprises, support organisations and stakeholders improve their understanding about the importance and mechanisms of innovation?

BREAKOUT SESSION 2: SUPPORT TO INNOVATE
How can the most appropriate support reach social enterprises so they can develop sustainable and high impact innovation?

BREAKOUT SESSION 3: CONNECT TO INNOVATE
How to enable social enterprises to make the connections and partnerships they need to create sustainable and high impact innovations?

BREAKOUT SESSION 4: CONDITIONS TO INNOVATE
How to develop policies, awareness, skills and an ecosystem that support high impact innovation in social enterprises?
1:15 PM - Lunch and networking
Lunch, networking and speed date with support agencies and network organisations for social enterprises
2:15 PM - In-depth workshops
Tools and inspiration for social enterprises. Pick one of these workshops:

SESSION 1: MY SOCIAL STARTUP
Tips and tools for getting your social enterprise idea up and running. Determine your innovation profile, find out about challenges that are relevant for starting entrepreneurs and get started with practical learning packages.

SESSION 2: INNOVATION ROADMAP
Discover the Spark innovation model which was designed based on research involving more than 160 social enterprises, supporting organisations and stakeholders. This roadmap will help you move from ad-hoc, unplanned innovation, to building a sustainable capability for innovation within your organisation.

SESSION 3: ACCELERATING ESTABLISHED SOCIAL ENTERPRISES 
Helping established social enterprises to achieve high impact and sustainable innovation. That’s the aim of the Spark Accelerator Programme. 25 social enterprises from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands received support to develop their innovation skills. In this session we present the lessons learned and practical activities from this innovation programme.
SESSION 4: BUILDING LOCAL SUPPORT NETWORKS
To let their impact grow, social entrepreneurs need a strong network and feedback. The Spark project partners share their experiences about setting up local networks for sharing knowledge and access to regional expertise, experts and investors. What are the benefits of these local networks? And can this model also be of interest for your region?
3:15 PM - Wrap-up and drinks