A challenge-based idea accelerator

EXPAND is a 3-year Erasmus+ project co-creating,
a challenge-based idea accelerator programme focusing on tackling complex societal challenges & a toolbox for university students and teaching staff to replicate the methodology.


EXPAND is a 3-year European project.

The main goal of EXPAND is to develop a 4-month idea accelerator program for future entrepreneurs tackling systemic problems in society. After embedding all the learnings of the first Idea Accelerator, the project will disseminate a practical toolbox with the best practices to replicate the accelerator in other universities or institutions.

The toolbox will be available to teaching staff worldwide and it will include a viable, replicable and scalable methodology for implementing a challenge-based idea accelerator.

The first pilot of the EXPAND Idea Accelerator will focus on addressing the challenge of homelessness.

According to the last available global survey by the United Nations, about 100 million people worldwide were estimated to be homeless, with as many as 1.6 billion lacking adequate housing. Impact entrepreneurship can be a valuable help, bringing the best out of diversity, innovation and problem-solving potential.


EXPANDing Society: How

By fostering collaboration and equipping individuals with the right tools, we can overcome the challenges society faces.

The EXPAND Toolbox is aimed at higher education teaching staff and builds on the creativity of students combined with design thinking and challenge-based education to tackle societal challenges.

By stimulating impact entrepreneurship among students, we are setting up the scene for future changemakers and problem solvers.


10 weeks of:

Inspirational keynotes
Case studies
Field Experience
Demo Day

Contact us

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