Call to application
If you are an UDEM student and you have a project or idea oriented to addressing a social problem and the causes behind it from an innovative perspective, we invite you to participate in the call from the Social Transformation Laboratory.
This initiative was designed and is operated by the Universidad de Monterrey and Prospera, a social enterprise, with co-financing from three different sponsors.
What do we aim to achieve?
- Generate social innovation projects which are viable and profitable, and which operate in the national market, with a potential to be scalable to other countries.
- Strengthen social enterprising in the city and enhance its agents of change as catalysts for social impact and transformation.
- Develop and enhance social innovation tools and methodologies that solve current problems.
- Facilitate the process that consolidates UDEM students as agents of change.
- Generate theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of social innovation.
How does it work?
How is the winning project chosen?
Phase 1. The call
The call for social innovation projects is launched and the projects and students with potential to contribute to the solution of a given problem are selected.
Phase 2. Boot Camp
If your project is selected, you will have the opportunity to participate in a Boot Camp where you will receive advice and mentoring from experts.
Phase 3. Pitch
Once you have received advice and mentoring on the camp, you will have two weeks to prepare the pitch or final presentation to the group of investments who will decide what students-projects will receive the seed capital and mentoring.
Phase 4. Validate your project
If you win, for the following two years you will use the seed capital and mentoring from the laboratory’s group of mentors to pilot and validate your project in a real market.