Social Impact Innovation Support
Purpose and goal
The SIIS project has strengthened the conditions for social innovation (SI) and social entrepreneurship (SE) among researchers and teaching staff at the Innovation Office Fyrklövern (IK4K). Today, there is awareness, strengthened competence, proven methods and an ambition to continue to further develop the support. The pilot Social Impact Lab is now established as a regular offer. Activities for later phases have been developed through other actors than the academic incubator. Cooperation between IK4K and the Svenska kyrkan has been established and continues in various forms.
Expected results and effects
Social Impact Lab is established as a regular offer to researchers at the Örebro node within IK4K. The support for SI and SF has been strengthened at all nodes within IK4K, which has resulted in altered ways of working and that IK´s resources benefits more people. The view of who can be an innovator has broadened. The projects partners are now equipped to meet the national and regional resources directed towards efforts to solve societal challenges.
Planned approach and implementation
SI and SE have had a strong development during the project period. Issues in the application have partly been resolved thanks to the activity and initiative of others. The knowledge development has been rapid. One insight is that incentives and goals differed more than expected between IK and reg incubator (the SIIS project Inkubera) causing a premature ending of project engagement. The corona pandemic has affected efficiency, budget and the ability to carry out activities. The project group has not met since Feb 2020, dialogues with eg municipalities has in some cases been restrained.