The question of how and why innovations spread has been a major topic of study within social sciences over the last 50 years and is one which remains highly relevant today.

In this report, we have used a case study approach to explore in more depth what the spread of social innovations looks like in contexts that go beyond organisation growth. The aim of this report is to explore the spread of social innovations where those innovations are new programmes, practices and organisational structures.

The report draws on the work and findings of the TEPSIE project, a research project funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and which is an acronym for The Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Foundations for Building Social Innovation in Europe.

This research project was a collaboration between the Danish Technological Institute, the Young Foundation, the Centre of Social Investment at the University of Heidelberg, Atlantis Consulting, EIT+  at Wroclaw University and the Catholic University of Portugal.

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Posted on: 8 April 2015

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