Posts con el tag ‘social innovation’

Tools to drive innovation in the social sector: a look inside organizations

During our 10th Annual Conference, Amira Bliss, the Rockefeller Foundation’s associate director, listed tools to bring social innovation to organizations and to foster the ability to generate sustained innovation over time, among which she highlighted “having specific resources for innovation” ideally “a 20% of our total budget should be devoted to innovation and a 10% for radical innovation” and talked about the need to have diverse teams “not only in gender, but also race, age and ability”, something that Ignasi Carreras reiterated in his speech: “We tend to hire people who look like us. We will not innovate if we do not hire diverse people.”

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Do you know what a social innovation lab is?

 

In our 10th Annual Conference, celebrated last June 13th, we had the pleasure of hosting a round table about social innovation labs carried out by different national and international representatives who have wide experience in the social innovation labs field: Tim Draimin, executive director of Social Innovation Generation, Clara Navarro, co-founder of Ship2B, Bárbara Vallespín, director of the d.Lab program of Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Arianna Mazzeo, professor of social and digital innovation and Desis Lab Elisava coordinator.

During the first part of the round table, moderated by the researcher Kyriaki Papageorgiou, participants exposed their own labs, showing the differences between them. After this presentation, the moderator initiated a debate to answer some questions about the current landscape of social innovation labs and its future.

Don’t miss this interesting video to learn what is understood by a lab, why is it so valuable to achieve our social innovation goals, which are the challenges that need to be faced and which are the promising methodologies and strategies that could help scale and sustain social innovation. Moreover, you will know international and local examples of labs that are built to address in different ways the complexity of our contemporary societal challenges.

At this moment we are working on the research about Social Innovation Labs. Some new findings are about to come…we will keep you updated! ;)

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¿Qué es la innovación social?

Guillermo Casasnovas (@gcasasnovas), DPhil Candidate en Saïd Business School (University of Oxford).

¿Qué es y qué no es innovación social? En lugar de pasar horas y horas debatiendo sobre el tema, suele ser más eficiente buscar una definición suficientemente amplia para atraer a distintos colectivos que trabajan en una misma dirección y al mismo tiempo suficientemente específica para que se distinga de otros conceptos y ayude a caminar en la dirección escogida. Por ejemplo, el Center for Social Innovation de Stanford define innovación social como “una solución novedosa para un problema social que es más eficaz, eficiente, sostenible, o justa que las actuales soluciones”, donde el valor creado se dirige mayoritariamente hacia la sociedad en lugar de hacia el sector privado.

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La innovación social a partir de retos (challenges)

Por Xavier Pont (@xavierpont72), co-fundador de Ship2B y colaborador del Instituto de Innovación Social de ESADE

En 1773 la Academy of Besançon lanzó un reto para encontrar comidas alternativas y ganó un tubérculo desconocido hasta ese momento llamado “patata”. En 1795 Napoleón Bonaparte ofreció 12.000 francos a cualquiera que le aportara una solución a la preservación de los alimentos en sus campañas militares. Nicolas François Appert, un confitero francés, propuso un método que consistía en calentar, hervir y guardar los alimentos en frascos de cristal, prácticamente el mismo sistema que, hoy en día, utilizamos. Por tanto, trabajar en base a retos (challenges) viene de lejos, aunque últimamente ha vuelto a emerger y tomar un nuevo protagonismo en el campo de la innovación social.

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