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August 10, 2016
SIMPACT's final conference will be held mid November 2016 jointly with the «1st European SI Policy Forum». The conference will gather social innovators, investors,
intermediaries, policymakers, academia and other interested stakeholders engaged in social innovation. Join us there! We are looking forward to discuss the future prospects
of social innovation and its economic underpinnings with you. Further details will be made available shortly.
July 29, 2016
New SIMPACT Statistic Brief on Linking Social Innovation to National Accounts published.
The brief looks at Social Innovation through a macro-economic lens. The authors explore the possibilities for integrating the economics of social innovation into National Accounts
and discuss pros and cons of requirements to do so. At the same time, they acknowledge that key to measuring the full impact of SI is to refer to wider non-financial impacts, including
the well-being of individuals and communities, social capital and the environment. Therefore, they emphasise the (macro-)economic dimensions of Social Innovation both in a National
Accounts and a 'beyond GDP' perspective
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.
July 15, 2016
New SIMPACT Statistic Brief on Improved Measurement of the Economics of Social Innovation published.
Social innovation is explained as new combinations of social, economic and political capital (resources and capabilities). The value or impact of social innovation derives from
the interaction between the supply and demand for social innovations. As producers and users of social innovations the stakeholders of the business, public and civic or third sector
engage in interactive learning and co-creation of use value, or »value-in-context«. Based on the derived indicator requirements, indicator sets are proposed.