SmartUp - Social Innovation Lab
We act as an eco-system builder connecting different stakeholders to promote and develop social innovation thus building a society that is social, environmentally and economically sustainable.
Human Centered Design
Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem-solving and the backbone of the work at It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs.
DIY Learn – an online learning programme in innovation
DIY Learn is brought to you by Nesta, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Open University. It includes ten interactive bite-sized learning modules that provide instruction on innovation tools and methods from Nesta’s DIY Toolkit.
Guide to Social Innovation
This guide was prepared by DG Regional and Urban Policy and DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion.
A social innovation that will try to tackle the problem of waste, increase the eco-consciousness and improve the relationships between all actors in the eco-system.

About our Social Innovation Lab

We work across disciplines to inspire and empower people and organisations to solve emerging societal challenges.

We do it by:

  • promoting and stimulating social innovation and social entrepreneurship through innovative, interactive and engaging events to raise awareness about the positive changes they can bring about ;
  • collaborating with different international actors to share and exchange experiences;
  • connecting all actors of the social innovation eco-system and helping them establish ground for collaboration;
  • researching and identifying societal challenges;

How Our Projects Run

Our work typically moves from discovery research to collaborative design to formative evaluation.
We conduct in-person research in workplaces, homes, and communities so we can understand first-hand people's lives and needs.
We prototype and test improved policies and services with community members, policymakers, and front-line staff.
We aims to make the most of technology to advance human development by encouraging innovative solutions to social and economic problems.
We help run and evaluate low-cost pilots so that new services and policies can be scaled up with confidence.
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years of empowerment
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Work We've Done

We partner with civil sector and goverment agencies to research, design, and test new ideas.

Participants About Us

The positive effects of оур community engagement.
The design thinking enables a new way of thinking that would be useful in my business”
Martin Jovchevski
Business Management Student
Martin Jovchevski
The experience gathered during the winter course will help me in the future and will open new opportunities in my career.
Katerina Naumovska
Social Innovation Hub Fellow
Katerina Naumovska
For the first time I work in an interdisciplinary team and I’m very happy about it.
Igor Popovikj
Youth Activist
Igor Popovikj

Our Valuable Partners

We work with companies, governments, nonprofits and other organizations to address complex challenges.