As part of the Social Innovation Europe initiative, the European Commission has published a policy paper, “Making Good our Future” authored by a Young Foundation team. The paper explores the intersection between social innovation, open source ICT, the maker movement and corporate citizenship. The paper explores the potential for social innovation and open source principles to increase productivity in manufacturing, creating more rewarding jobs, generating private and public value and embedding new democratic practice at the core of industrial production. Making Good Our Future includes a set of cases and considerations based on interviews and desktop research. It highlights the potential of maker manufacturing to contribute to the Juncker Agenda, and suggests how policy makers can enhance it.

Social finance & ventures Social innovation

Posted on: 11 May 2015 Authors: Filippo Addarii,

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