Atlas of Social Innovation – New Practices for a Better Future

Published: January 2018 Publication Type: Publication

Social innovation is on the rise.

As a lived practice, social innovation takes countless approaches and presents a wide array of success stories.

It is within this context that the Atlas of Social Innovation offers a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted concept of social innovation.

The Atlas contains 62 articles, compiled by 25 international partners as part of the EU funded SI-DRIVE project. It is, therefore, a unique knowledge repository for the global community of practitioners, policymakers and researchers, opening up new insights into the various types of social innovations in different world regions and policy areas and delivers new intelligence on the diversity of approaches used by different actors involved.

The Young Foundation’s research team, led the work looking at social innovation in the policy field of health and social care, as well as contributed to the theoretical work and global mapping. You can download the specific articles we authored below.

All 62 articles are available here to download here:

For further information contact: Dr Sandra Gulyurtlu at

Disrupting Cultures for Health and Social Care Innovation

Atlas of the world


Despite the institutionalised nature of the health and social care sector, which may be a challenge to innovation, socia ... Find out more

Social Innovation in Western Europe: Networks and Programmes as Drivers

Atlas of the world


Networks and cooperation are vital for social innovation (SI). Policy which stimulates the development of SI ecosystems ... Find out more

Britain: Where Next for the Social Innovation Eco-System in the UK?

Atlas of the world


The UK has a well-developed social innovation (SI) eco-system that has helped drive the rapid advancement of SI, particu ... Find out more