Cooperation between Social utility & tech organisations in Europe

Chapter 1 (2019)

This study aims to identify the needs for cooperation between social and technological innovators and provides an overview of the different forms of cooperation between these actors. In this first part, we analysed the expectations and obstacles of social utility actors overs the 2018/2019 period. The second part (2020-2021) will focus on the interests and collaborative wishes of technological actors in Europe.

The objectives of our study and its first chapter


To have a better understanding of which social good and tech actors work together and/or those who are open to this type of relationship (types of organisations, values, interests, country of origin).

To have a better understanding of the types of cooperation that exist already, their mutual interests and the solutions across different fields (e.g. funding, tools, skill transfer, pro bono work).

To have a better understanding of how social good and tech partnerships are facilitated by the maturity of national social and tech ecosystems, specific Tech sectors, or by specific types of national a transnational networks.

To produce key learnings and clear guidelines on how to support and strengthen these collaborations.

These guidelines will be addressed for and discussed with the stakeholders involved, including national decision-makers and the European Commission.