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December 12, 2018
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A list of RADIUS opportunities which includes funding, a fellowship, labs, and more! 

Civic Innovation Change Lab Program (Deadline December 21)

Change Lab programs have been running at SFU since 2011. These unique, once-in-a-degree studio programs are intensive opportunities to hone your skills at developing practical solutions to real-world challenges. Civic Innovation refers to a method that improves the lives of citizens, the functions of cities, the practice of citizenship, or the state of community affairs. This course weaves together advanced knowledge in Civic Issues, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, with the core practices of Dialogue, Design Thinking, and Business Model Development to allow students to become capable of producing impactful social innovations in cities.

"You won’t find another program like this. I guarantee it will be the highlight of your academic career” -  Change Lab 2017 alumni

Map the System Challenge (Deadline January 28)

Map the System is a global competition organized by the University of Oxford that challenges students to think differently about social or environmental change. Map the System challenges participants to thoroughly research a specific social or environmental issue in order to fully comprehend its underlying components and to compellingly articulate their findings in a way that engages audiences and promotes understanding. Register online.

Refugee Livelihood Lab Trampoline: Ideas Into Action! Program (Deadline January 24)  

Ideas into Action! is a free 12-week program for people who have an idea for a social business or non-profit that will address problems faced by refugee and newcomer communities in Surrey. People with lived experience of forced migration and displacement and/or with deep networks in these communities are welcome to apply.

Participants will dive into their chosen topic areas by asking:

How to communicate the core purpose and value of the venture to the proper group?
Who is the customer base?
Are there people willing to buy the product or use the service?
Are there other people already doing this work?
What is the first thing that needs to be done to test if the venture will work?
How to finance the venture?

In addition to the focuses above, the program emphasizes and helps with personal and team leadership, community building, and supporting a critical analysis of how to address social and economic barriers faced by migrant communities.

Find out more here.

Health Promotion Lab Trampoline (Deadline October 7)
The objective of RADIUS’ Trampoline is to help early stage entrepreneurs and ventures validate their business model. We are actively recruiting ventures with innovative business models that support individuals in Canada to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as through the delivery of services or the adoption of healthful products that encourage the following:
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Exercise / physical activity
  • Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Positive habit formation as it relates to lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention.
FACEBOOK Are you an entrepreneur with a business that helps people live healthy lives? If so, applications are open for the RADIUS Health Promotion Lab's Slingshot & Trampoline programs! Learn more and apply! https://radiussfu.com/the-radius-health-promotion-lab-launches-its-slingshot-trampoline-programs/
 

 
Civic Innovation Change Lab (Deadline October 14)
Civic Innovation Change Lab is a 9-credit, experiential program for SFU's undergraduate students, which is co-delivered in partnership between RADIUS, CityStudio, Semester in Dialogue, and the Beedie School of Business. This year's Civic Innovation Change Lab will focus on the theme of "Neighborhood Resiliency". Each project will respond to the challenges faced within City of Vancouver neighbourhoods and explore community-oriented solutions that engage citizens and build local resilience. Students will develop and test an innovative, venture-based response by working both in the classroom, as well as in local communities to gain real-world experience.
 
FACEBOOK Are you interested in tackling social, economic, and environmental challenges within the city of Vancouver? Here’s your chance! Civic Innovation Change Lab provides students the opportunity to explore Vancouver’s most pressing challenges, and to think of innovative solutions that will be heard by community influencers. https://radiussfu.com/programs/sfu-student-programs/change-lab/civic-innovation-change-lab/
 

 
The RADIUS Slingshot Accelerator is a six-month program that supports early stage, social impact ventures that are ready to grow. Through Slingshot’s unique combination of cohort based learning, individualized mentorship and equity investment, we support you to become investment, market, and growth ready. The cohort size is limited to eight ventures to ensure participants benefit fully from the program. We are actively recruiting ventures with innovative business models that support individuals in Canada to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as through the delivery of services or the adoption of healthful products that encourage the following:
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Exercise / physical activity
  • Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Positive habit formation as it relates to lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention.
FACEBOOK Are you an entrepreneur with a business that helps people live healthy lives? If so, applications are open for the RADIUS Health Promotion Lab's Slingshot & Trampoline programs! Learn more and apply! https://radiussfu.com/the-radius-health-promotion-lab-launches-its-slingshot-trampoline-programs/
 

 
Social Innovation Seed Fund (Deadline October 26)
Social Innovation Seed Fund is an exciting funding opportunity for students who have a social impact focused project or venture idea that they want to pursue. The $15,000 fund is offered in partnership by RADIUS and Embark and is inspired by our shared mission to advance the sustainability of SFU and its communities.
 
FACEBOOK Are you working on a social innovation project? SFU students from all faculties are invited to apply for up to $2,000 towards an initiative that strives to create positive social, economic, or environmental transformation for SFU and/or its communities. 
 

 
RADIUS Fellowship (Deadline November 4)
The RADIUS Fellowship is Metro Vancouver’s preeminent professional development opportunity for top emerging social innovators from across the region. During the intensive 4-month experience Fellows build relationships with their peers, develop personally and professionally, and tap into the broader social innovation and social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
 
Health Promotion Lab Trampoline (Deadline October 7)
The objective of RADIUS’ Trampoline is to help early stage entrepreneurs and ventures validate their business model. We are actively recruiting ventures with innovative business models that support individuals in Canada to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as through the delivery of services or the adoption of healthful products that encourage the following:
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Exercise / physical activity
  • Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Positive habit formation as it relates to lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention.
FACEBOOK Are you an entrepreneur with a business that helps people live healthy lives? If so, applications are open for the RADIUS Health Promotion Lab's Slingshot & Trampoline programs! Learn more and apply! https://radiussfu.com/the-radius-health-promotion-lab-launches-its-slingshot-trampoline-programs/
 

 
Civic Innovation Change Lab (Deadline October 14)
Civic Innovation Change Lab is a 9-credit, experiential program for SFU's undergraduate students, which is co-delivered in partnership between RADIUS, CityStudio, Semester in Dialogue, and the Beedie School of Business. This year's Civic Innovation Change Lab will focus on the theme of "Neighborhood Resiliency". Each project will respond to the challenges faced within City of Vancouver neighbourhoods and explore community-oriented solutions that engage citizens and build local resilience. Students will develop and test an innovative, venture-based response by working both in the classroom, as well as in local communities to gain real-world experience.
 
FACEBOOK Are you interested in tackling social, economic, and environmental challenges within the city of Vancouver? Here’s your chance! Civic Innovation Change Lab provides students the opportunity to explore Vancouver’s most pressing challenges, and to think of innovative solutions that will be heard by community influencers. https://radiussfu.com/programs/sfu-student-programs/change-lab/civic-innovation-change-lab/
 

 
The RADIUS Slingshot Accelerator is a six-month program that supports early stage, social impact ventures that are ready to grow. Through Slingshot’s unique combination of cohort based learning, individualized mentorship and equity investment, we support you to become investment, market, and growth ready. The cohort size is limited to eight ventures to ensure participants benefit fully from the program. We are actively recruiting ventures with innovative business models that support individuals in Canada to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as through the delivery of services or the adoption of healthful products that encourage the following:
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Exercise / physical activity
  • Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Positive habit formation as it relates to lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention.
FACEBOOK Are you an entrepreneur with a business that helps people live healthy lives? If so, applications are open for the RADIUS Health Promotion Lab's Slingshot & Trampoline programs! Learn more and apply! https://radiussfu.com/the-radius-health-promotion-lab-launches-its-slingshot-trampoline-programs/
 

 
Social Innovation Seed Fund (Deadline October 26)
Social Innovation Seed Fund is an exciting funding opportunity for students who have a social impact focused project or venture idea that they want to pursue. The $15,000 fund is offered in partnership by RADIUS and Embark and is inspired by our shared mission to advance the sustainability of SFU and its communities.
 
FACEBOOK Are you working on a social innovation project? SFU students from all faculties are invited to apply for up to $2,000 towards an initiative that strives to create positive social, economic, or environmental transformation for SFU and/or its communities. 
 

 
RADIUS Fellowship (Deadline November 4)
The RADIUS Fellowship is Metro Vancouver’s preeminent professional development opportunity for top emerging social innovators from across the region. During the intensive 4-month experience Fellows build relationships with their peers, develop personally and professionally, and tap into the broader social innovation and social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
 

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