13 February 2021
The term social entrepreneurship may have been coined in the early 1980s, but it is now more relevant than ever. With the goal going beyond mere profit-earning and focusing on improving society – it is precisely the kind of philanthropic spirit needed for a successful energy transition. Eleven EIT InnoEnergy Master’s in Sustainable Energy Systems students are learning how their common goal to develop sustainable communities can help bring people together and bring much-needed change. The team is collaborating with social entrepreneur, Bart Bijen, and his company Eco Caminhos for their Integrated Project of the Year (IPoY) – to help further a self-sustainable ecovillage project in Brazil.