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Social Innovation in Health and Social Care: State-of-the-Art Summary

Publication 6 August 2015

The state-of-the-art report provides a policy field specific study on social innovation and the related governance system. It addresses recent challenges, corresponding practice fields of social innovation as well as illustrating social innovation projects. Thereby, the European, national and global

Unequal Nation: The case for social innovation to work for a gender equal future

Publication 16 July 2015

This report presents an up to date picture of gender inequality in the UK, and explores how gender equality and social innovation actors can come together to create a positive, gender equal future for men and women. We looked at

Evidence and replication

Publication 23 June 2015

Th is infographic from the Realising Ambition consortium explores the why, the how and the who of evidence and replication. It presents the learning from the programme including key messages, across evidence, replication and collaboration.

URBACT GeniUS! Open Final Report

Publication 10 June 2015

This report investigates open innovation as a method of engaging citizens to identify and solve urban challenges. It is built on insights from the GEniUS! Open innovation project which was part of an URBACT programme which enables the exchange of

Making Good our Future: Exploring the Boundaries of Open and Social Innovation in Manufacturing

Publication 11 May 2015

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

Spreading Social Innovations – A case study report

Publication 8 April 2015

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

Doing Social Innovation: A guide for practitioners

Publication 8 April 2015

Across Europe, there are numerous social, economic and environmental challenges that traditional approaches used by governments, businesses and civil society have proved incapable of adequately addressing. In fact, social innovations are being developed in towns and villages across Europe in schools and hospitals, in

Growing Social Innovation: A guide for policy makers

Publication 7 April 2015

The international community increasingly recognises the need for new approaches to address our most pressing social challenges. In order to stimulate innovation, this report suggests a number of approaches which policy makers can take, drawing on examples taken from around the world. The report draws

Social Innovation Theory and Research: A guide for researchers

Publication 7 April 2015

The field of social innovation and social innovation research is developing rapidly. This short report builds on the work of TEPSIE, a research project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme and which is an acronym for The Theoretical, Empirical and Policy

Digital Social Innovation in Northern Ireland

Publication 2 April 2014

There is huge potential for digital technology to be more widely used for the social good in Northern Ireland, and this report highlights ways in which voluntary and community groups, the private and public sectors and high-tech experts can make

A Reflection on Social Innovation in Colombia

Publication 5 February 2014

In 2013, The Young Foundation and the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) were commissioned by the national Colombian Centre for Social Innovation of ANSPE (National Agency to Overcome Extreme Poverty) to design and run a series of events on Social Innovation

Growing Social Ventures

Publication 4 November 2013

Britain’s history is full of examples of forward-thinking co-ops, charities, mutuals as well as profitable businesses that have pioneered innovative ways to tackle social needs. From the rich activity of socially oriented businesses and charities in the 19th century, to


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