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13 February 2021

Students learn social entrepreneurship while building a self-sustainable ecovillage in Brazil

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.

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