The Google.org Impact Challenge Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is an open call for applications to provide €2m in funding to support initiatives that put digital inclusion at the heart of economic recovery. We want to empower nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and academic institutions with charitable initiatives that use technology and innovation to help individuals and communities gain new skills for the future. Let’s build a digital economy for everyone.
INCO Group believes that building an inclusive and sustainable economy is imperative given the growing inequalities and ecological dangers that much of the world is facing.
We seek to create new economic opportunities - jobs of the future - through our incubation of promising ideas and investments in emerging entrepreneurs that are creating solutions for social and environmental challenges.
We provide opportunities for underserved individuals to access the jobs of the future through a portfolio of training programs in our INCO Academy. Our programs aim to create economic opportunities for all and focus on digital transitions, entrepreneurship, and the green economy.
Hrvoje Josip Balen
Co-founder and President of the Managing Board at Algebra University
Head of Google.org
EMEA & APAC
Co-founder & CEO,
Zwolnieni z Teorii Foundation
Single Step Foundation,
Digital Champion of Slovenia
& Co-head of AI Lab at
Jozef Stefan Institute
Chairman and Founder
Google for Startups
Cybersecurity and Digital Policy Expert, Adviser to the President of Latvia for Information and Digital Policy
Founder of Social Impact Alliance for Central & Eastern Europe
INTEGRO Association, Bulgaria
Board member of
Former European Commissioner for Youth and Education, High Commissioner for the Economic Development of Northwest Hungary
Member of the European Parliament
Vice-chair of the Culture and Education Committee
Partner for governmental affairs in CZNIC and former Chairman of Czech Telecommunication Office
Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology, Poland
President at the Digital National Alliance, Bulgaria
Former Prime Minister
Executive director of the
National Coalition of