Nova SBE's Social Leapfrog Program Has Now Open Applications
Promoted by Nova | 15 May 2020 Nova SBE's Social Leapfrog Program Has Now Open Applications

The second edition of Nova School of Business & Economics' Social Leapfrog program will be open to applications from June 1 until June 15. Social organizations based in Portugal will have the opportunity to participate in a free reflection and capacitation program for three years.

The Social Leapfrog program is part of the Social Equity Initiative, a BPI, "la Caixa" Foundation, and Nova SBE partnership, led by Nova SBE's Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center.

Organizations that wish to be part of this program should apply online from June 1 until June 15 on this page. Program rules and more detailed information about the application procedure will be available mid-May. The program's team will evaluate all applications, and a jury of three to six members will decide which organizations will be chosen as the ten finalists.

The program runs for three years and aims to help organizations leapfrog in terms of impact and sustainability with the help of the Nova SBE community. It does this by providing those social organizations with access to the School's instruction, faculty, consulting projects with students, Master's theses, internships with students, and mentorship with management experts, among other resources involving the entire community.

The program's first edition took place in February 2019, and the selected organizations were: A Barragem, Ajuda de Mãe, Alzheimer Portugal, Biovilla, Cercica, Mezze, and Semear.

To this day, the program involved more than 400 people from social organizations, and Nova SBE students, alumni, faculty, staff, and partners.

A short introductory video can be seen here.

Useful links:

  1. Social Leapfrog Program's Second Edition Page:
  2. Full regulation:
  3. Two application form templates:


About the Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center

The Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center was created in 2017. It exists to co-create societal progress and organizational performance by pairing action and academic understanding. The center has three main knowledge-based areas:

  • The systemic shift to address complex societal problems
  • To accompany the journey that organizations make towards organizational performance and social progress
  • Promote a prosocial attitude and the well-fair of individuals

The Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center works on different research, action, and capacitation projects alongside companies and non-profit organizations thus involving the entire Nova SBE community, including its current and future leaders – its students.


About the Social Equity Initiative

The Social Equity Initiative is a BPI, "la Caixa" Foundation, and Nova SBE partnership, which aims to promote the social sector in Portugal in the long run, depicting a portrait of the sector and developing research and empowerment programs to support Portuguese social organizations. The initiative involves seven projects and two Chairs dedicated to the social sector.

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