Applications for the THINKTECH programme led by Social Innovation Fund Ireland closed on 31st July. The team have begun the selection process and here are the most interesting trends that have emerged so far;
- An encouraging 53% of applications identified themselves as Social Enterprises
- The West of Ireland was well represented with applications from Galway, Sligo and Roscommon
- Issues affecting Children and Young People emerged as the dominant social issue (18.8%) followed by promoters of social inclusion (16%).
- 54% of THINKTECH’s lead applicants are female compared to male applicants who accounted for 46%.
We here at Lookwest.ie cannot wait to see what happens next and will continue to follow the THINKTECH journey. For more information on the findings of the initial selection process, see the full article here.