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Exploring Ecosystems for Social Innovation

Sep 2, 2015 | News

(02 September 2015) – Social Innovation Europe (SIE), an initiative coordinated by AEIDL, has just published a report on “Exploring Ecosystems for Social Innovation”, drawing on the debates of a recent conference.

The “ecosystem” metaphor applied to social innovation refers to the interaction between all the active stakeholders and resources connected to a business.

On 22-23 June, Social Innovation Europe and the BMW Foundation hosted the “Exploring Ecosystems for Social Innovation” conference in Berlin. The event gathered 70 participants from many sectors.

Participants worked in European social enterprises, NGOs, funding and policy, but attendees came from as far as Canada, Malaysia and Hong Kong to Berlin, Germany, which is quickly gaining a reputation as a major centre of creativity and social innovation, particularly with respect to the sharing economy and maker movements.

The report highlights some of the key discussions of the gathering, including: the complexity of ecosystems, new trends in social innovation, how to support social innovation ecosystems and recommendations for policy makers.

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