SI Drive aims to build on the work already done by social innovation theorists to further explore the relationship between social innovation and social change. The project maps social innovation across the globe, addressing different social, economic, cultural, historical and religious contexts in eight major world regions. Finally, the project is completing in-depth analyses and case studies in seven policy fields.
The Young Foundation is leading the work looking at social innovation in the policy field of health and social care, as well as contributing to the theoretical work and global mapping.
SI Drive consists of eleven significant research work packages. These are:
- Theoretical Framework
- European and Global Mapping
- Energy Supply
- Transport and Mobility
- Health and Social Care
- Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development
- Foresight and Poverty Recommendations
SI Drive involves 15 partners from 12 EU member states and ten from other parts of the world.