Social Innovation & Investment

We are a leading centre for supporting and incubating social innovation; creating new enterprises, ideas and solutions to tackle some of our most pressing problems.

  • We conduct research on both the theory and practice of social innovation
  • We have a proven curriculum and well-developed infrastructure for accelerating and growing the impact of social ventures
  • We design and manage impact investment funds; in partnership with government and commercial organisations
  • We offer the physical space and back-office support to incubate very early stage, organisations, pre or post incorporation
  • We offer consultancy services for organisations wishing to develop their innovation capabilities
  • We work in partnership to explore new models for systems-level innovation and change.

Over the years, we have supported hundreds of new initiatives to thrive.

Our experience in administering multi-million-pound funds has shaped the design and delivery of The Young Academy, our flagship accelerator and impact investment fund that supports social ventures tackling educational inequality.