Making Entrepreneurship Impact in 2017 and Looking Ahead to 2018

It has been a great year at i-genius, which has seen the team travel to Paris, Brussels, Bergamo, Dublin, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore (twice) and Toronto to advance our mission in supporting social and impact entrepreneurship and the wider social economy. Earlier in the year we also officially opened up i-genius Europe in Dublin, Ireland as part of the wider evolution of our i-genius Policy Centre work.

Some of the key highlights from 2017 was spear-heading the CommonwealthFirst programme and putting it firmly on the map for UK SMEs as part of a global brand for trade and investment across Commonwealth countries. We partnered with ESCP Europe (world’s first business school) and will host our joint course in June 2018, and held our first i-genius Policy Centre Europe Evolve roundtable on College Life & Brexit.

i-genius also co-hosted its 5th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit in Singapore, its second Global Alliance Roundtable on Healthy Workplaces and ended the year with the exciting news that Bergamo, Italy will be the hosting the 6th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit on 6th-7th September 2018 (more details below). 2018 will see some great developments for both our Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces initiative, i-genius Academy, i-genius Policy Centre and a new initiative supporting SME trade.

In the background we have been developing future projects, which will take us throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond. 2018 promises to be an exciting year, and on that note we would like to thank each of you for following us and being part of this ever evolving journey in social entrepreneurship and supporting the wider social economy.

Festive greetings to you all and we are very much looking forward to working with you in the New Year.

Tommy, Barry, Kelly, Guillaume, Colin and Edward

For a selection of our highlights from 2017 read our newsletter – click here!


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