Publications

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Making Good our Future: Exploring the Boundaries of Open and Social Innovation in Manufacturing

As part of the  Social Innovation Europe initiative, the European Commission has published a policy paper, ‘Making Good Our Future’  by the Young Foundation’s Indy Johar, Filippo Addarii and Fiorenza Lipparini. The paper explores the intersection between social innovation, open source ICT,  the maker movement and corporate citizenship. The paper explores the potential for social... Find out more

Spreading Social Innovations – A case study report

January 2015

The question of how and why innovations spread has been a major topic of study within social sciences over the last 50 years and is one which remains highly relevant today. In this report, we have used a case study approach to explore in more depth what the spread of social innovations looks like in... Find out more

Growing Social Innovation: A guide for policy makers

January 2015

, Anna Davies, , , Victoria Boelman

The international community increasingly recognises the need for new approaches to address our most pressing social challenges. In order to stimulate  innovation, this report suggests a number of approaches which policy makers can take, drawing on examples taken from around the world. The report draws on the work and findings of the TEPSIE project, a research project funded under the European Commission’s... Find out more

Social Innovation Theory and Research: A guide for researchers

December 2014

The field of social innovation and social innovation research is developing rapidly.  This short report builds on the work of TEPSIE, a research project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme and which is an acronym for “The Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Foundations for Building Social Innovation in Europe”. It provides an overview of TEPSIE’s main findings... Find out more

One Year On: The impact of our 2012 Accelerator course

September 2014

Our Accelerator course supports social ventures to find the investment they need to increase their social impact – specifically supporting organisations looking to increase the scale at which they are working. The Accelerator Impact Report, demonstrates the impact the course had on the ventures that joined the course in 2012. Over the following year, each business saw... Find out more