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Social Innovation: Relevant Part of Technological Development

The SI-DRIVE concept of Social Innovation as part of a new innovation paradigm was integrated in the HORIZON 2020 – SPIRE project COCOP: Coordinating Optimisation of Complex Industrial Processes. COCOP is a first trial to combine technological development with a social innovation process of co-creation and co-development for improving effectiveness and impact of the innovations […]

European Social Innovation Competition – 2017

This year, the competition is aiming to ‘reboot’ equality and shape our future society by inspiring Europeans to provide fresh, energetic approaches to digital inclusion, connectivity and skills development. The competition – Equality Rebooted – is looking for inspiring ideas, large and small, from people all around Europe who believe in building a truly inclusive […]

Eu-SPRI Annual Conference – Vienna, 7-9 June 2017

The organisers of the Eu-SPRI Annual Conference hosted by the SI-DRIVE partner AIT, launched the following call for papers: Deadline for submissions: 13.02.2017 The SI-DRIVE coordinator TU Dortmund University organises, together with other colleagues, the session “Social Innovation as a Challenge for a Comprehensive Innovation Policy”. All session tracks can be downloaded here:

Business models and models of support in social inclusion

The SI-DRIVE partner, the University of Deusto (social innovation unit) investigates the collaborative economy, the circular economy and the notion of the common good as new models of social relationships and doing business, associated with social inclusion. The model of thecollaborative economy is presented as an alternative to both, market capitalism and planned economy; it […]

Inclusion matters in Social Innovation

Contributions to a more inclusive society in general, and the involvement of people with activity limitations in particular play a considerable role for social innovation initiatives. This is what an analysis of the SI-DRIVE dataset has shown. Jennifer Eckhardt (TU Dortmund University) presented the findings under the title “Observations on the role of digital social […]

Partner project SIC has launched its new website

Social Innovation Community (SIC), a partner project of SI-DRIVE has launched its new website: It will help you to stay connected with everything that is happening in the field of social innovation in Europe. You will also find lots of ways to get involved in SIC activities and community. To help you navigate this new website, here is a […]