Made in Danube
SOCIAL INNOVATION TRAINING WORKSHOPS
November and December in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia - Registrations are open!
Results of social innovation – new ideas that meet unmet needs – are all around us. They range for instance from fair trade and restorative justice, hospices and kindergartens to distance learning and traffic calming.
Social Innovation has furthermore been increasingly perceived as answer to the rising number of societal challenges. At European level authorities, leading academics, policy experts, business people and activists generally agree that social innovation can be the key for a better future. Nevertheless it is difficult to obtain information and training on what social innovation actually offers and, more importantly, how it can be done in practice. Surprisingly little is known about social innovation compared to the vast amount of research into innovation in business and science.
The objective of the Social Innovation training course, designed by Made in Danube, is therefore to offer participants solid conceptual foundations in the search for innovative solutions, while reinforcing and developing the vision, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to face current and emerging challenges. The course aims to provide participants with concepts, theories and tools that are crucial to understand why and under which circumstances social innovation initiatives succeed or fail.
Three training workshops are scheduled between November and December and aim at attracting small and medium‐sized enterprises, early stage project managers in research, social and technological innovation, and young graduates as first time applicants to transnational projects from business sector. The events are organised respectively in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, to help participants understand the innovation dynamics and the theory of social innovation. Content includes practical tools to initiate and support social innovation as well as case studies, group activities, and open discussion.
Training dates and registration links:
Social Innovation Training in Novi Sad, Serbia
Venue: Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (Trg Dositeja Obradovića 6, Novi Sad 106314, Serbia)
Date: 28th November 2018
Social Innovation Training in Vinkovci, Croatia
Venue: Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency (Antuna Akšamovića 31)
Date: 29th November 2018
Social Innovation Training in Maribor, Slovenia
Venue: will be announced soon
Date: December, exact date will be announced soon
Draft agenda for Social Innovation Trainings
09hrs00 – 10hrs00 Understanding Social Innovation
Defining Social Innovation types and fields
Social Innovators and Social and Economic change
The growing importance of Social Innovation
10hrs00 – 10hrs30 Enabling conditions for Social Innovation
Creating proper ecosystems for social innovation
Key institutions supporting SI / Networks and Capacity Building in social innovation
10hrs30 – 11hrs00 Questions with Coffee
11hrs00 – 12hrs30 Social Innovation Process: the stages of doing innovation
Understanding needs and identifying potential solutions
Developing, prototyping and piloting ideas
Sustaining, scaling up and diffusing good ones
Learning and evolving until a systemic change
12hrs30 – 13hrs30 Discussions at Lunch
13hrs30 – 15hrs00 Creating Social Entrepreneurship through Social Innovation Tools
How to move on from worthy opportunities to serious pursuit
How to visualise your business model
Design thinking to develop innovative services/products
Embedding Stakeholders in a social innovation project
15hrs00 – 15hrs30 Final discussion and conclusion
Should you have any further questions, please contact:
Ms Désirée Pecarz – ZSI GmbH (Pecarz@zsi.at)