This publication aims to provide a theoretically and empirically grounded guide for the many people involved in social innovation: innovators, funders, policy-makers and commissioners. It draws on a growing body of research on patterns of growth, and distills its conclusions into a guide to help direct scarce resources more effectively to maximise social impact.
In and out of sync: The challenge of growing social innovations
Our report addresses the ‘missions’ of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper and proposes action to work ‘radically differently’ by involving local people and communities to drive meaningful change.
Over the last decade, almost two million new households have begun renting privately. The Private Rented Sector is growing rapidly but it is quickly having to meet new needs as increasing numbers of families with children, older people and those
The UK has a well-developed social innovation (SI) eco-system that has helped drive the rapid advancement of SI, particularly through social enterprise. However, whilst the UK continues to lead, there are further opportunities for research and capacity building beyond the
Despite the institutionalised nature of the health and social care sector, which may be a challenge to innovation, social innovation is seen to be growing. This impact can be further increased through relationships and partnerships which challenge the conventional cultures
Networks and cooperation are vital for social innovation (SI). Policy which stimulates the development of SI ecosystems is likely to encourage the sustainability of social innovations. This chapter from the Atlas of Social Innovation, comprised of 62 articles by 25
Social innovation is on the rise. As a lived practice, social innovation takes countless approaches and presents a wide array of success stories. It is within this context that the Atlas of Social Innovation offers a comprehensive overview of the
This report explores the characteristics of EU-supported employment social innovations, and asks how the EU is driving these.
This report covers some highlights of our work from 2014-2017, when we made a strategic decision to focus on inequalities and direct all our work to challenging it.
SI-DRIVE Policy Decleration: Social Innovation on the Rise – Challenges for a Future Innovation PolicyPublication 14 November 2017
The SI-DRIVE Policy Declaration sets a framework for unfolding the potential of social innovations within a new innovation paradigm and a new innovation policy. It’s about fostering democracy and participation, economy, digital and ecological transformation. And it’s about the capacity