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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Social Innovation in the UK: A View from the Outside

Date: | Posted by: Lubomir Billy

Date: October 03 2013

Posted by: Lubomir Billy

Before I left Slovakia for my internship in the UK, my family and friends were asking me what I would do there. Learning, gaining contacts and information in the field of social innovation, I replied. “Social innovation? And what is that?” Their question sums up this concept’s status in my home country. The term is… → Read More

Social Innovation in Practice: Slovakia

Date: | Posted by: Lubomir Billy

Date: October 01 2013

Posted by: Lubomir Billy

While interning at The Young Foundation in London, I have learnt about many  inspiring ideas and projects tackling various social problems. My chats usually end with the same question for me: “And what is the situation in Slovakia like?” Although social innovation is not a well-known term in my country, I would argue that it… → Read More

Going it alone….and succeeding: Kosice IT Valley

Date: | Posted by: Lubomir Billy

Date: September 30 2013

Posted by: Lubomir Billy

On the same day as I started to write this blog, a Slovak newspaper published an article on its front page with the title: “Double salaries? Reality in Košice”. The article highlights the success of Slovakia’s new Silicon Valley-inspired cluster, known as Košice IT Valley. So far it is succeeding in creating thousands of new… → Read More