Category Archives: Publications

In-depth case study reports in the seven policy fields of SI…

In each of the seven policy fields of SI-DRIVE (education and lifelong learning, employment, environment and climate change, energy supply, transport and mobility, health and social care, poverty reduction and sustainable development) in-depth case studies were conducted. Based on the theoretical framework and the empirical results of the global mapping, a total of 82 cases […]

New publications on social innovation by researchers from TU…

Three articles, published in two scientific journals, deal with current developments in the field of social innovation and present the work of SI-DRIVE. In their article “Social Innovation and Human Development: How the Capabilities Approach and Social Innovation Theory Mutually Support Each Other” Jürgen Howaldt and Michael Schwarz discuss the analytical concept of social innovation […]

Mapping the World of Social Innovation

In the EU-funded large scale project SI-DRIVE “Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change”, 25 project partners have mapped 1.005 cases in seven policy fields on all five continents. Results of the comparative analysis give insights into the highly diverse world of social innovation, the variety of actors and their interaction, and the systemic character […]

Innovative Finance in Africa Review

SI-DRIVE partner, the Bertha Centre – a specialised centre, at UCT Graduate School of Business – recently launched its flagship publication of the year, its Innovative Finance in Africa Review. The review is a showcase of the outstanding models and practices that make up the innovative finance ecosystem across Africa. It builds on the Centre’s […]

Summer School on ‘Entrepreneurship & Innovation’ in…

Zhejiang University hosted the international Summer School Program on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations and Societies: Ecosystems, workplace & social innovation, social quality”. The program was co-organized by The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), SI-DRIVE partner Zhejiang University (ZJU), Utrecht University (UU) and SI-DRIVE partner the applied scientific research institute (TNO) of the Netherlands. Read […]

EU parliament briefing on Social Innovation

A short brief “Understanding Social Innovation” by the European Parliament’s Research Service is inspired by first results of the SI-DRIVE project: Social innovation has become an important concept in European policy-making, cutting across sectors and disciplines. However, despite the increasingly frequent use of the term there is no consensus as regards its definition. As a […]

Collaborative economy: a (social) innovation paradigm for…

LAMA Agency, in collaboration with Cooperatives Europe, carried out an exploratory study on the challenges and opportunities of applying the collaborative economy to cooperative companies. The study, recently presented at the conference “ISIRC 2016 – Social Innovation in the 21st Century: Beyond welfare capitalism?”, shows the results of an online mapping survey that collected empirical […]

Second Call for Papers of the EPSIR Review

Social Innovation in the Public Sector: Theory and Practice This call for papers aims to address the challenges and new implications of social innovation influencing the creation of public and social policies. Social innovation theory and practice has become an important topic, which has influenced the way in which science and society conceive and think about […]

New SI-DRIVE Report provides the first comprehensive examination…

While the Critical Literature Review focused on theoretical insights from development and innovation studies for a comprehensive concept of social innovation, the succeeding SI-DRIVE report Social Innovation and its Relationship to Social Change: Verifying existing Social Theories in reference to Social Innovation and its Relationship to Social Change examines the relationship between social innovation and social change. The analysis […]