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8 August 2021

Impact Hub Bergen Rebrands to Social Impact Lab

Impact Hub Bergen was the first Impact Hub to open in Norway — in November 2010 — and the second in Scandinavia. The team in Bergen has been a frontrunner in the field of social innovation, both locally and nationally. After ten years of successful operations, it has decided to leave the Impact Hub network to follow a more hyperlocal approach. Under the new name of Social Impact Lab, the team will work to deepen their roots and broaden their reach throughout the city, continuing their commitment to support social entrepreneurs.

For the past five years, Impact Hub Bergen has developed programs and support services for social entrepreneurs in collaboration with local partners. Impact Hub Bergen is now moving away from the space-based business model and has decided to no longer run a co-working place. Instead, it will — now as Social Impact Lab — continue the work on local, regional, and national programs to support social businesses. Over the last years, Impact Hub Bergen has created nationwide programs, focusing on age-friendly societies, mental health, and inclusion.

We thank Impact Hub Bergen for their collaboration on behalf of the Impact Hub network, wish them all the very best — and look forward to seeing their progress soon, finding new ways to collaborate on social impact and entrepreneurship efforts.

 

The Impact Hub network in Europe

Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 15.500 members in 100+ locations across the globe, working to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a variety of actions. With 47 Impact Hubs, Europe remains a key region for the network, made up of committed Impact Hub teams like Impact Hub Agder and Impact Hub Stockholm, that are continuing to establish multi-city programs for capacity building, convening of stakeholders, entrepreneurial acceleration and scaling for impact ventures. We look forward to supporting the continued growth of the region, in particular in the context of Vision 2030. 

To find out more about Impact Hub, we invite you to take a look at our other Impact Hubs in the European region.