Publications

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Young Academy Demo Day 2017

Print date: May 2017 Item type: Video

Print date: May 2017

Watch reflections from Young Academy ventures, volunteers and supporters on the programme supporting early-stage social enterprises working to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people in England.

Humanity at Work – MONDRAGON, a social innovation ecosystem case study

Print date: March 2017 Item type: Publication

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Dr Mary Hodgson, Hannah Rich

Print date: March 2017

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Dr Mary Hodgson, Hannah Rich

Our new research report on the MONDRAGON Corporation, the largest industrial Co-operative in the world, explores it as a social innovation ecosystem, a highly successful and competitive way of transforming people’s lives for the better through shared ownership.

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 8

Print date: March 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: March 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its eighth insight paper considering the realistic costs of delivering high-quality services for children and young people.

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 7

Print date: February 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: February 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its seventh insight paper on meeting the challenges of evidence-based commissioning.

Communities Can: Final Evaluation Report

Print date: February 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: February 2017

Our 2-year ‘Communities Can’ pilot, run in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and five community CVSs, set out to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups. The project evaluation conducted by NPC highlights how community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities yet can face a lack of access to development.

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 6

Print date: January 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: January 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its sixth insight paper on doing randomised controlled trials in the real world.

Social innovation policy in Europe: where next?

Print date: December 2016 Item type: Publication

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Madeleine Gabriel (Nesta), Sophie Reynolds (Nesta)

Innovation is far too important to be left to scientists and technologists. It is also far too important to be left to economists or social scientists. – Chris Freeman The global challenges we face are resistant to conventional policy measures. Tackling issues like inequality, climate change and migration requires new thinking, new collaborations and new… → Read More