Light on your social innovation

International Open Innovation Challenge for Social Innovation

What is it about?

The first edition of "MATCH I.S. Light on your social innovation" aims to promote social innovation in Lombardy by bringing together medium-large companies with social innovation needs and local and international start-ups capable of providing innovative solutions.

During MATCH I.S., start-ups will have the opportunity to explore new financing methods through participation in meetings with national and international investors interested in social innovation projects.

The MATCH I.S. project aims to position Lombardy as a global social tech region.


Start-ups can apply starting from May 10th, and applications must be submitted by June 30th, 2023.

Regulations of the challenge

The organizers

The MATCH IS initiative is jointly organized by:

  • Fondazione Triulza, a network of civil society organizations committed to community engagement, social innovation, and social technology;
  • PlusValue, a company specializing in urban regeneration, sustainable finance, and ESG consulting with headquarters in Milan and London.

The initiative is supported by Finlombarda S.p.A and a broader group of stakeholders revolving around MIND - Milano Innovation District.

The closing and award ceremony event will be organized in collaboration with Regione Lombardia in the month of December.