A unique and relevant innovation alliance for social innovation and change

Reference number 2018-03526
Coordinator Malmö universitet
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 962 000
Project duration December 2018 - November 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Social innovation - temasatsning
Call Ett stärkt innovationsstöd för social innovation

Purpose and goal

The long-term goal of the project is to change the way to promote innovation in the Skåne region. The innovation work should take place in close collaboration with all sectors of society to secure that social innovation and social businesses address the real needs and challenges of society. To achieve this, new processes and methods to address societal challenges need to be developed. The project will establish an “Alliance for Social Innovation and Change” (ASIC). The goal for ASIC is to attract a number (50) of key actors from all different sectors of society.

Expected results and effects

The stakeholders in ASIC become customers to social businesses thus strengthening the market for social innovation and social businesses in the region. By interaction between stakeholders and social businesses the stakeholder needs will be addressed more effeciently through social innovation. By the increased understanding of impact measuring, the value of social innovation and social businesses will be recognised and facilitate their financing. The demand for certified social businesses has strengthened their visibility, identity and business integrity.

Planned approach and implementation

Establish and drive ASIC and build capacity within ASIC by: 1) establishing a matchmaking function where social businesses and social innovations are matched with established organisations in all sectors, 2) the constitution of a yearly Social Innovation Challenge, 3) competence development as well as implementing more efficient work methods like Co-Labs and Science Shops, 4) investigating the need for certified social businesses and the most important reasons for certification, 5) summon, educate and offer support on a common frame work for impact measuring.

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