Innovation Zone

For the first time, we are opening an Innovation Zone for partners.

Get in touch with Alfonso Lara Montero.

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support:

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

The City of Hamburg stands for commercial tradition, unique landmarks and high quality of life. The prosperity of the Hanseatic City is to a considerable extent due to the European single market. At the same time, Hamburg is confronted with the typical social challenges of a major city. Topics such as securing skilled workforce, fostering an age-friendly community for all generations and the integration of immigrants are on the agenda. Hamburg aims to become a city of opportunities for all ensuring social equality and social protection.

The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)

The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) is working on policies related to Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Equality, Child and Youth, Engagement, Strengthening Democracy as well as Welfare and Social Innovation. The Ministry intensively cooperates with various international institutions, such as the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations, to find joint solutions.

IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson Health’s goal is transforming global health by pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology. They use cognitive technologies to help social programme organisations unlock the potential of data and analytics to improve service delivery and accelerate human expertise in health, social services, and social security.


Edenred designs and delivers innovative solutions to assist public authorities in the implementation of their social policies. Edenred provides public entities with efficient means of distributing social benefits, respecting policy’s objectives and beneficiaries’ needs. These solutions are based on a wide range of technological options, from chip cards to biometrics tools and fully digital programmes.


Accenture collaborates with more than 50 social services agencies around the world and is recognized for its thought-leadership, innovation capabilities and end-to-end delivery for clients spanning employment, family and child welfare, social security and pensions. With over 1400 practitioners, we work with agencies to re-shape their business and operating models, deploy innovative technologies and develop insight-driven and agile capabilities. We partner with leading universities and think-tanks to convene a leadership network and invest in cutting-edge research as well as convene executive-level events, where policy and practice meet, to further the advancement of social services and improve outcomes for the people they serve.


Raisoft is a Finnish based company, built around solid assessment expertise. With more than 19 years of experience, we create software for measuring an individual´s functional performance, as well as quality and effectiveness of care. Our software is used in multiple care settings, for example home and long term care for elderly, mental health care for all ages, assistance for the physically impaired, and preventive care. It provides real-time information for decision-making at all levels of care.

Bertelsmann Foundation

The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan, and non-profit think tank, based in Gütersloh, Germany. Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s mission has been to identify social trends and problems in order to develop sustainable solutions. Its goal is to contribute to social reform by supporting research and encouraging dialogue with all societal stakeholders.