Boosting the Impact of Social Innovation in Europe through Economic Underpinnings

SIMPACT with its twelve partners from ten European countries is a research collaboration that aims at understanding the economic foundation of social innovation (SI) targeting marginalised and vulnerable groups in society. However, several key issues need to be addressed before SI can be fully mainstreamed into the European economic sphere and its policy environment. Against this backdrop, SIMPACT systematically investigates the economic foundation of SI in order to provide a dynamic framework for action at the level of individuals, organisations and networks. Economic foundation in the here used sense refers to economic principles, objectives and components that make SI successful in terms of economic and social/societal value.   learn more about SIMPACT

ISIRC 2016

Sept 5-7, 2016

«SOCIAL INNOVATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BEYOND WELFARE CAPITALISM?» will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at ?Glasgow Caledonian University from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September 2016. SIMPACT an CRESSI will jointly host a session on The call for papers is now open! (go to call for papers).

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February 16, 2016

One of this year's main events on social innovation published its Call for Papers. ISIRC 2016 - Socmal Innovation in the 21st Century: Beyond Welfare Capitalism? ISIRC is the world's leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives.

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SIMPACT Working Paper

March 29, 2016

New SIMPACT Working Paper on Social Innovation Regimes published. The paper promotes the notion of Social Innovation Regime (SIR) with the purpose of developing an integrated perspective at indvidual, regional and organisational levels through a series of social innovation indicators. This perspective seeks to understand the relationship between social innovation contexts (meso (regional) level) and dynamics (micro (organtinational) level).

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February 19, 2016

New SIMPACT Report on Existing forms of SI (Part I) published. The report explores characteristics that make SI different from technological innovation as well as the differences between SI business models and economic innovation business models.

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February 19, 2016

New SIMPACT Report on Existing forms of SI (Part II) published. Considering the specificity of the SI processes and the complexity of SI Business Models this report untertakes a multi-disciplinary study to advance the understanding of the different factors influencing its peculiar nature.

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February 19, 2016

New SIMPACT Report on Criteria & Recommendations to Strengthen SI published. This report takes a context perspective on drivers and barriers for SI; it suggests a model for identifying stimulating or hindering factors of different contexts of SI.

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