The role of this Special Interest Group is to enhance our collective understanding and develop effective solutions for pressing social needs.
The Social Innovation SIG is dedicated to bringing together academics, practitioners and decision-makers from diverse sectors - such as healthcare, technology, and education - to enhance our collective understanding and develop effective solutions for pressing social needs. In an era marked by complex and interconnected challenges, the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, blending professional experiences with academic insights across disciplinary boundaries, is vital for innovation management research and practice.
Our goal is to cultivate a vibrant community committed to spreading awareness and advancing social innovation. Our initiatives include:
Organizing 'Coffee for Thoughts' sessions to explore provocative social innovation case studies and insights.
Facilitating connections with networks in social entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation for cross-pollination of ideas.
Offering support for identifying funding opportunities and crafting collaborative project proposals.
Championing impactful research that explores the ecosystem of social innovation, including its actors, strategies, and tools, aiming to generate societal value.
Join us into the conversation, contribute with your expertise, and help us drive meaningful change.