Shine Programme: Impact Hub x Swiss Re Foundation

Together with Swiss Re, Impact Hub and BOOKBRIDGE, the first edition of Shine Programme UK, will support next generation social innovators in translating their ideas and solutions into scalable business models to maximize social impact. After successful editions of Shine in India, Switzerland, Slovakia and USA, we are looking to support early-stage entrepreneurs in UK, who are trying to address challenges in the areas of:

  • Natural hazard and climate risk management (Climate smart agriculture, Disaster risk reduction,Coastal resilience ,Transformation to net zero – e.g. renewable energy, afforestation, recycling)
  • Access to health (including healthy nutrition).

The selected social entrepreneur will go through a six-month immersive nurture program during which they will be partnered with Swiss Re experts and leadership & business coaches to develop a financially feasible and scalable business plan that can have tangible social impact.

In addition, at the end of the Shine Programme, the selected innovator stands a chance to win financial award of up to £30000 to fuel their growth.

Find out more at…

Online Brochure

You can find out more about the programme directly from Swiss Re Foundation, with their downloadable brochure covering…

  • What Shine offers to social innovators
  • Who should apply?
  • Programme Structure
  • Schedule
  • How to Apply

Download Brochure (PDF)

Previous Winners

Some of the previously successful Shine entrepreneurs have included…

Application Process

  • 12th September 2022 – Invitation for application
  • 21st October 2022 – Application Closure
  • 25th November 2022 – Selection

You’ll need to outline details of your organisation, the challenge you’re seeking to overcome, its innovative solution, your expected impact, a business plan and any stakeholders and team members involved.