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 IDEO.org. 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.
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;
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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