Filter below all the Startups by Impact Goal, Stage, Scale Potential. Impact Potential and/or by Country.
In the Can is an educational program that helps young inmates a step closer to the culinary profession by producing high-quality canned food with local ingredients.
Testhub Technologies makes software that ensures that companies find the right candidate for the job by using automatic blind screening. The SaaS solution ranks the candidates anonymously and therefore prevents unconscious or deliberate discrimination.
New Use provides both men with an immigrant background and young people valuable, practical and cultural work experience. The program includes handicrafts, repair services, furniture carpentry and steel work through teaching, courses and workshop practice.
Eikra offers women with immigrant background who wants to work in elderly care or child and youth work, a work-oriented introductory course for education and work in health sciences.
The youth program Waffle Brigade from the Dandelion Academy/Løvetannakademiet, aims to provide young people in risk groups with theoretical knowledge, practical work experience and individual folllow-ups through the development and operation of a waffle bar.
Spiring offers people with a history of drug abuse a chance to work by doing hydroponic cultivation of radish, broccoli, sunflower and pea sprouts that are delivered to restaurants.
Vintage baby runs an alternative employment arena for women with low or unknown education from countries outside the OECD, by providing staff in catering, cleaning, sewing and sewing production, as well as project and development work.
Inkludering Norge offers people with an immigrant background relationship-building steps with the purpose of getting integrated into society. First through golf and theater courses, then work training and ordinary paid work in events and catering at various happenings.
SCRIIN, a health tech company with the vision to contribute to a digital society where every child reaches WHO:s physical activity goal. A society where we live actively in balance with technology.
PlasticFri™, a green tech company turning agricultural waste to plant-based alternatives for replacing disposable plastics. PlasticFri was the winner of the Swedish program 2020.
Oyama, a mental health company, are creating an evidence-based self-guided app with AI-assisted personalized self-care recommendations to help prevent depression.
The vision for Nordiska Hampa Kompaniet is to contribute to sustainable development by suppling the market with hemp. The raw material hemp have many unique advantages, and less climate effects than many of the conventional materials.
Blue Biopower AB, a clean tech company, produces sustainable electricity for farmers through in-house developed micro power plants.
Lupinta produces tempeh, a protein-rich meat substitute made of lupine. Lupinta aim to reduce meat consumption and imports of overseas soy.
Progress Me AB develops digital tools that strengthen young people’s self-esteem – for better self-esteem and better self-confidence for young people with eating disorders.
Tebrito develops innovative and sustainable insects products. High in protein and good for the environment! Insects, the food of the future?
Sopköket runs catering and restaurants on saved food in Stockholm, they creates jobs and donates meals.
Sire Fastigheter has started the initiative “Stay for Change” which is a service that aims to reduce children’s economic and social exclusion.
Facil Clothing manufactures and designs underwear and garments in Gambia, West Africa – to employ and empower women as a solution to end poverty.
Through Seeqvist’s app, the holdings in all pension funds on the market are made visible – for increased transparency and sustainability.
First & Ten creates games based on “Augmented reality” (AR) – to promote movement and well-being.
House of Hemp creates negative bio-based insulation of hemp – a natural moisture barrier for a healthy indoor environment.
Nuorten Ystävät – Supported employment for immigrants. A social enterprise with multiple social and welfare services. Participated in Impact Startup with their new supported employment service for immigrants where the immigrant gets a personal job coach to help with everything job-related. The company promises that 50 % of their immigrant-customers will get employed.
Live is specialized in education, training and coaching of people with special needs. In Impact Startup they developed their new recruiting platform, Live Wörks. The platform matches jobs with motivated workers. It targets companies that want to cooperate with a value-based, highly ethical partner in their recruiting. The platform comes with a case manager that will find the best matches for each company.
ESKOTyö is a new company founded by ESKOT ry, an association that runs seven Clubhouses in Finland, offering opportunities and peer support to people with mental illness. ESKOTyö offers support and coaching for the customers of the clubhouses. The company finds suitable short-term work and gigs for people recovering from mental illness. The goal is that the customers find full-term employment.
BearIt Oy provides digital coaching and support solutions to help unemployed people find work. Their new digital “Career Sprint” coaching service makes the journey from unemployment to employment faster, more accessible and cost-efficient, which benefits the unemployed person as well as the public sector. This is more efficient compared to traditional unemployed services because it allows the system to serve more customers at the same time, regardless of time and place
The Uuras employment program is an internal startup of the Y-Foundation. The Y-Foundation offers affordable housing for people suffering from homelessness and those who are under a threat of becoming homeless. Through employment program Uuras, the tenants can get employment, coaching, education and support.
Kreftkompasset is a mentoring program open to all cancer survivors in Norway. Through the program, a mentor helps and supports the cancer survivors with challenges such as finding their way back to work, coping with daily struggles and creating a life worth living.
Avor offers young people with challenges at school useful skills for entering the job market, mainly through low-threshold work assignments in gardening and boat preparations, which ensures an easier way to both a paycheck and good work certificate.
Gamingkontakten offers digital support contact services to districts and municipalities that focuses on gaming and digital upbringing among children and young people. They also arrange lectures, social events and training in the field.
Face 2 Face Brobyggersenter solves integration challenges by building a bringing together the public sector, professional environments and those with a minority background through workshops, guidance and professional seminars in cultural competence.
By using handball, Fearless Heart offers tools and strategies for mental training with the goal of helping people deal with challenges, build relationships and live meaningful lives.
InterBridge AS contributes to a more sustainable and inclusive future by training young people with different backgrounds in leadership development. Through an academy and follow-up program, the young people become agents of change who are allowed to exercise their influence.
Lifeness is a digital platform that helps health professionals to give better treatment and closer medical follow-up of patients with obesity and lifestyle diseases.
Restarters Norway teach people to open, explore and repair broken electronics. The goal is that people will fix their electronics, to help make today’s unhealthy consumer culture more sustainable.
Sammen om en jobb is working to improve integration and to achieve a more diverse working environment through a mentor program that connects participants with long experience from Norwegian professional life together with immigrants/ refugees.
Goodify is a platform where those in need of various forms of aid can get in touch with people who want to contribute. The Goodify app is used by individuals, organizations, nursing homes and companies.
Ideal Security provides security services to create safer local environments and prevent exclusion, crime and substance abuse problems. The services are provided by local youth and the company also offers courses, guidance and training.
Bokhari produces handmade and sustainable products for the Scandinavian market and creates safe jobs for craftsmen in Pakistan. The company also ensures schooling for the craftmens’ children.
Clean’s innovative water filter technology makes it possible to wash clothes without detergents. Clean also provides consulting services for construction and urban development projects that will reduce the use of chemicals, microplastics, water and energy consumption in laundry.
DigiRehab offers a digital training and analysis tool that allows the elderly to train for increased self-help and quality of life in their own home. The training reduces the need for help and strengthens the user’s self-mastery, quality of life and independence.
Independence Gear has created the assistance tool Dignum. The aid helps people with reduced mobility to go to the toilet, care for their intimate parts and to inspect skin or parts of their body that they can’t reach on their own.
iMal is a learning method that, with the help of digital tools, gives children an even better start at school. With iMal, all children will succeed in learning letters, reading and writing from the first day of school.
JodaCare delivers a digital communication solution that connects the entire network around a health service recipient, and provides the conditions for an even better quality of life through increased contact with close relationships.
Oslo Strings gives young people in Brazil security, trust and structure through music lessons in the chamber orchestra Camerata Laranjeiras. This contributes to increased interpersonal understanding and less crime.
Whispr’s app Elevtjenesten is a digital solution that makes the dialogue between the student and the school’s authorities easier, among other things through the opportunity to anonymize contact. The goal is to reduce absenteeism and drop-outs.
Young Happy Minds works to strengthen children and young people’s self-confidence and positivity to make them more equipped to succeed in education and more resilient in the face of societal challenges.
Abildsø farm runs a concept named Skolegård, which provides work training for children and young people through activities on the farm. This program contributes to the completion of compulsory schooling, prevention of social exclusion and inspires vocational training and work life.
Mestringsguiden has developed various food concepts that serve authentic Syrian and Eritrean food to Oslo’s residents at Vippa and through Inshalla Catering. They also provide newcomers with a refugee background with work and a chance to enter the restaurant industry.
Mora di offers former criminal and drug addicts work in a mobile bicycle workshop that serves the corporate market. The bikes are picked up in the morning, and delivered again the same day, so that the customer can ride back home on a repaired bike.
Helt Med works to get more people with disabilities ordinary jobs. The company contributes to the inclusion of a group of people who long have been excluded from the labor market, and who could be a valuable resource for both companies and the society.
Trygg av natur invites youth on hiking trips that provides nature experiences and increased self confidence. The goal is to prevent mental health challenges among young people.
Sisters in business help immigrant women to use their skills and find their place in working life. Among other things, they have established a sewing room at IKEA and are now investing in several exciting projects.
Nabolagshager is developing a simple system for growing short-distance food and green recreation areas on city roofs. The company sees potential in thousands of square meters of unploughed land on roofs of hotels, commercial buildings and public buildings.
Dyrebar omsorg educates professionals such as teachers, nurses and psychologists to use animals in treatment, so-called animal-assisted interventions, with the aim of helping more people with mental health challenges.
Hogst offers former convicts manual physical work through training and work as forest workers. The company wants to help more people to a life without crime and intoxication.
Fæbrik's sewing universe promotes reuse through a series of activities. This includes a digital design tool, sale of patterns, online or physical sewing courses and printed textiles. Through Fæbrik, consumers are stimulated to innovate and develop more environmentally conscious attitudes, within an industry that is among the world's largest environmental offenders.
Fullt fokus offers young people with challenges a community and sense of belonging through training, dialogue and guidance and coaching education. Inclusion, training knowledge and a positive attitude give young people self-esteem and coping skills. It also makes it easier for them to cope with challenges such as body image, doping, drugs and crime.
TotalCtrl is developing a SaaS solution that prevents food waste on a large scale. Their solution also reduces costs and resources by giving restaurants, retailers and municipalities full control over their inventory management in real time. The food storage is digitized based on the expiration date, and the data is used to optimize operations through machine learning and AI.
MOVU Mobility has developed a mobility aid for the elderly and people with mobility challenges that covers a broader need than the traditional walker. Their mobility solution removes stigma and provides better access to more challenging terrain. By helping people get out of the house, MOVU Mobility reduces muscle, wear and tear injuries and improves public health.
Opplevelseskortet Join has created a platform that makes it more cost-effective for municipalities to distribute free services to children and youth in low-income families, without inflicting stigma on the recipient. Opplevelseskortet Join also gives municipalities better control and helps them monitor children that are in danger of social and societal exclusion.
Sneipfritt provides an attitude-changing service that enables smokers to get rid of their cigarette butts in a sustainable way. In addition to delivering pocket ashtrays, the service is built around a Ballot Bin, an ashtray where the smoker can use the cigarette butt to vote on fun questions. The Ballot Bin is maintained monthly through a collaboration with the social entrepreneur Medarbeiderne and the Salvation Army.
Ufilm makes easy-to-understand educational films about mathematics that improve upper secondary school students' understanding and competences. Unifilm’s solution also contributes to students' well-being in school and provides greater overall opportunities in their education and working life. The films are made available in several languages through subtitling.
WAID delivers contingency solutions for humanitarian organizations that unites all parts of operations planning in one digital tool. The solution allows organizations to prepare their assignments and simplify implementation and delegations of tasks.
Kakadu is a digital course and learning portal for people over 60 who want to develop their digital skills, lower their threshold for using digital services, and become more self-sufficient online. By getting more seniors in touch with their network via digital tools, the service helps maintain social ties and counteract isolation, depression and exclusion among the elderly.
Spill the Tea challenges today' tea monopoly by cutting intermediaries and promoting small producers, allowing consumers to make more informed choices when purchasing tea. Through their online store, courses and wholesale business for restaurants and cafes, Spill the Tea delivers tea products with a transparent and fully traceable value chain.
Plata is a sharing economy service where Danish private individuals can lend / refinance expensive debt to each other, and where Danes have the opportunity to combine high returns on free capital in their bank account.
MoreMemoTM is a 100% remote control solution for people with dementia and their relatives. MoreMemo makes it possible to share photos, facetime and scheduling in a manageable way.
With digital solutions that give information about muscle strains to the user, PRECURE helps businesses and employees to prevent pain and consequences of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD).
Mewalii develops the most sustainable disposable sanitary pads on the market with the goal of having them completely free from plastic and harmful chemistry.
Syncsense develops digital therapy for prevention and treatment of inactivity- and age-related diseases. Using sensor technology and Virtual Reality, they transform boring training equipment into exciting virtual nature experiences.
InnoSocial delivers real-time insight for impact management through data driven decision support and AI powered data processing.
Manigrip develops a grip magnifier called Wini that helps people with impaired function in their hands.
In order to increase companies’ sustainability, Legacy helps them calculate their CO2 imprint every month. In this way, companies can compare themselves to the average baseline and set goals for sustainability and economical savings.
GDV Technology has created Careturner; a unique reversal system for nursing and hospital beds, which prevents pressure ulcers, saves resources and increases the comfort of nursing patients.
Healper is an online booking platform that matches clients with a psychologist that suits the client’s challenge, personality and other factors.
Elevaid offers a tool for educational institutions that identifies students in need of help and also free online counseling for young people from graduate students in psychology.
SheWorks creates jobs for talented immigrant women through the creation of zero-waste design products.
Hello Software empowers refugees and immigrants and guide them through society in a language they can understand. With the apps ‘Hello Integration’ and Hello Expat’ - immigrants and refugees are sure to have a legal adviser, a social worker and a local buddy right at their hand, all the time.
Nabo Farm make urban vertical farms and addresses the growing need for a more sustainable and healthy food production - in balance with nature and its inhabitants.
Nordic Praxis provides a scalable solution for practical education with blended learning programs and competence development that is praxis oriented and enables the users to increase their knowledge and performance.
Matchy changes how to match people in a simple and efficient way. The 'plug and play’ SaaS-solution enables organizations to change the world by matching individuals being able to help and/or create value for each other.
Auto-Mobil wants to make is possible for everyone to be mobile, no matter what disability they may have! Auto Mobil provides possible solutions for everybody. You can buy, short term rent, long term rent and even rent out your own car.
Cervello assist people with an acquired brain damage in returning to everyday life through flexible neurorehabilitation in the local environment.
Hero is a software that simplifies any digital text to match one’s individual reading skill.
Twasty create dishes and delicacies of food waste - and give jobs and training for young people with diagnoses.