Global Impact Grid (GIG) is an advisory network within the Sustainability and Impact realm, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are focused on helping innovative solutions grow and scale within Europe and beyond.
GIG IS FOR YOU IF…
- You are at the scaling stage of your business life cycle
- You want to test your value proposition in a specific market
- You are looking to recruit leadership or staff in a specific market
- You are looking for strategic partnerships in a specific market
- You are thinking of offshoring or near-shoring
- You need investors to kick-start and/or scale your concept and business
- You need to develop and localize your visual and/or verbal message
- You have exceptional expertise and are interested in sharing and expending your knowledge
THE GIG MISSION
Global#Impact#Grid is a nonemployer firm, connecting culturally influential professionals into an adhocracy dedicated to creating a positive impact by scaling innovative products and solutions.
Our customers range from medium-sized to larger organisations that realize the importance of tackling international expansion and operation from a professional angle. Current focus is on global strategies and scaling of successful startups from and to Europe.
ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL PARTNERS
ANALYSIS OF MARKET RESPONSE
ANALYSIS OF REGULATION
MARKET ENTRY STRATEGY
BUSINESS MODEL CANVASING
GLOBAL EXPANSION PLAN
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
OFF-SHORING & NEAR-SHORING
STRATEGIC INVESTOR ANALYSIS
VENTURE FINANCE OPTIONS
INVESTOR SOURCING & COORDINATION
PUBLIC FUND ACCESS
EXIT STRATEGY FORMULATION
PROJECT BASED EMPLOYMENT PLAN
PRESS & PR
TRANSLATION & LOCALIZATION
INTERNATIONAL AD PLACEMENT
Social Innovation and Inclusion of Sustainable Development Goals was a transnational project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission and coordinated by the Croatian Institute for CSR – IDOP (Croatia) between 2017 – 2019.
The project’s main objective was to achieve greater awareness and knowledge of adults, companies and decision-makers when it comes to the measurement and the implementation of social SDGs to business strategies (More on the Project).
Harmonization and Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility EU Directives was a transnational project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission and coordinated by RRiF (Croatia) between 2016 – 2018.
The project’s main objective was to contribute to the realization of the strategy Europe 2020 by equal involvement of European universities, consulting companies, CSR organizations and decision-makers from different countries for the purpose of creating sustainable, stable and inclusive economic growth (More on the Project).
Enabling Sustainable Growth and Transformation of SMEs with a Focus on Work-Based Learning was a transnational project that took place between 2019 and 2021. The project was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission and coordinated by GIG.
The project’s main objective was to support SME educators and increase their capacities in 4 topic areas crucial for SMEs today: Digitalization, Internationalization, Financial Access and Incorporation of Positive Impact Values (More on the Project).
Social Sciences and Humanities in intersectoral Outreach for better education and sustainable solutions was a knowledge alliance project that was implemented between 2019 and 2023, and was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission. The project consortium included HEIs, NGOs and small consultancy companies as partners, and was led by the Vilnius University (Lithuania).
The project’s main objective was to strengthen innovation capacity and the transformational role of SMEs, HEIs and NGOs while dealing with the complex problems presented in Sustainable Development Goals; as well as to enhance knowledge exchange between different stakeholders, SSH graduates and researchers employability (More on the Project).
Sustainable Management: Tools for Tomorrow was a transnational project that was implemented between 2020 and 2023, in cooperation with universities from Finland, Lithuania and Poland, and was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission.
The project’s main objective was to increase the skills, competencies, and awareness of future managers and employees in the field of available tools and methods to provide sustainable management, and, as a result, support sustainable development in the EU and beyond (More on the Project).
Empowering Creative Circular Entrepreneurs is an ongoing transnational project that started in February 2022 and has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission. The project is coordinated by the Roscommon Leader Partnership (Ireland) and shall be completed in January 2024.
The project’s main objective is to upskill creatives and aspiring creatives (as well as VET-educators who train them) to embrace circular economic principles as a key tool to adapt their business to a more sustainable model, which reduces costs and waste while protecting and creating jobs (More on the Project).
Social Hacking of Higher Education for Sustainability (SOHACK) is an ongoing transnational project that has started in 2022 and been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission. The project is coordinated by XWhy – Agency of Understanding (Lithuania) and shall be completed by the last quarter of 2024.
SOHACK aims to provide a platform for students, university staff and other HEIs to be directly involved in the creation of sustainable solutions for their HEIs. The project is to provide students with an opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams, solving their campus problems and experiencing the impact of their solutions during their studies. (More on the Project).
Start on Sustainability (SoS) aims to equip micro-enterprises with the necessary tools and resources to take meaningful action towards sustainability, thereby contributing to a more sustainable and resilient EU economy. This will be achieved through the development of a learner-led approach to sustainability training that promotes a “fair transition” to sustainability, addressing the unique resources and capabilities of each business.
The project is coordinated by GIG and carried out in cooperation with partners from Denmark, Ireland, Poland, and Spain.
09/2023 – 08/2025
(Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission)