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Social Innovation: New Pathways and Alternative Solutions

Glasgow Caledonian University

Friday, January 27, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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Social innovation: New Pathways and Alternative Solutions

9.30am - 6pm

27th January 2012

Free Event


Glasgow Caledonian University

CPD Centre, Glasgow G4 0BA 

 

There is a growing recognition that Social Innovation has a crucial role to play in economic development. This shift in focus will have a significant impact on many areas including research and knowledge transfer and will inevitably lead to a sea-change in the way we deliver and measure our activities over the coming years.

This workshop, organised by Glasgow Caledonian University in collaboration with the Institute of Knowledge Transfer, aims to define and characterise Social Innovation and to challenge its emergence as an important focus of policy making in Europe.


Featuring guest speakers including:

Geoff Mulgan,Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

Olivier Rouland, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission 

Professor Josef Hochgerner, founder and scientific director of the ZSI (Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Center for Social Innovation) in Vienna, Austria

Experts from the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health and Glasgow School for Business and Society 


Programme Highlights:

An introduction by Professor Sue Scott, PVC Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Professor Bob Howlett, Operational Director, Institute of Knowledge Transfer.


Plenary Sessions:

The Great Hope for An Aligning Continent: Social Innovation in EU Policy 
Olivier Rouland, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission 

Social Innovation Exchange: A new Kind of Community
Louise Pulford, Director, Social Innovation Exchange

 

Parallel Sessions: 

Environment: Smart Cities and Green SpacesInternational Development
People: Cohesive, Healthy, Educated and Gainfully Employed
How Knowledge Can Support Social Innovation
Social Innovation and Business
Communities, Charities and Networks
 

Conclusions: From Prompts to Systematic Change
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

 

Have questions about Social Innovation: New Pathways and Alternative Solutions? Contact Glasgow Caledonian University

When & Where


CPD Centre
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA Glasgow
United Kingdom

Friday, January 27, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)


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