Social Innovation Conference

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Social Innovation Conference Lisbon

Social Innovation Conference

When:
27 November 2017 – 28 November 2017 all-day
2017-11-27T00:00:00+01:00
2017-11-29T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Lisbon
Portugal
Cost:
Free

Social Innovation Conference

Opening up to an era of Social innovation – Conference in Lisbon 27/28 November 2017

Jointly organised by the European Commission, the Portuguese Government and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Social Innovation Conference Lisbon

What is Social Innovation?

“Social innovations are innovations that are social in both their ends and their means. Specifically, […] social innovations [are] new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs (more effectively than alternatives) and create new social relationships or collaborations. They are innovations that are not only good for society but also enhance society’s capacity to act.” according to the European Commission Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA, 2011, p. 9).

Objectives

What?

Simply put, the conference aims to boost social innovation in Europe because social innovation is a good, cost-effective way to advance inclusive and wealth-creating public policies, by developing a new narrative and giving this new narrative the means to take root, grow, blossom and bear fruit.

Who?

The event seeks to bring together world-class scientists in the area of social innovation, innovators, social entrepreneurs, civil society representatives, national and regional policymakers, municipal and city level actors, social innovation funders, philanthropists, venture capitalists, business angels, students, and politicians.

How?

The conference will be structured in the following manner:

  • Taking stock of social innovation achievements
  • Identifying potential future opportunities brought by social innovation not only in terms of societal well-being, but also of growth, jobs, and business development for Europe
  • Reviewing new trends in social innovation
  • Examining the possible role of social innovation in the next generation of public policies
  • Exploring funding instruments

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