SI-DRIVE extends knowledge about social innovation (SI) in three major directions:
- Integrating theories and research methodologies to advance understanding of SI leading to a comprehensive new paradigm of innovation.
- Undertaking European and global mapping of SI, thereby addressing different social, economic, cultural, historical and religious contexts in eight major world regions.
- Ensuring relevance for policy makers and practitioners through in-depth analyses and case studies in seven policy fields, with cross European and world region comparisons, foresight and policy round tables.
SI-DRIVE involves 15 partners from 12 EU Member States and 10 from other parts of the world. The approach adopted carefully interlinks the research process to both the complexity of the topic and the project workflow. First, cyclical iteration between theory development, methodological improvements, and policy recommendations. Second, two mapping exercises at European and global level. Initial mapping will capture basic information about 1000+ actual social innovations from a wide variety of sources worldwide, leading to a typology of SI (testing the SI perspectives proposed by the BEPA report) and using this to examine the global SI distribution. Subsequent mapping will use the typology to focus on well documented SI, leading to the selection of 10 cases each for indepth analysis in the seven SI-DRIVE Policy Fields. Third, these case studies will be further analysed, used in stakeholder dialogues in 7 policy field platforms and in analysis of cross-cutting dimensions (e.g. gender, diversity, ICT), carefully taking into account cross-sector relevance (private, public, civil sectors), and future impact.
The outcomes of SI-DRIVE will cover a broad range of research dimensions, impacting particularly in terms of changing society and empowerment, and contributing to the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy.
- Magª. Berenike Ecker, M.E.S. (project leader)
- Magª. Pamela Bartar, MAS
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Josef Hochgerner
- Ingmar Karner
- Mag. Alexander Kesselring
- Magª. Andrea Christiane Mayr
- DI Dr. Anette Scoppetta
- Dr. Johannes Simon
- Lisa Wimmer
- Dr. habil. Ursula Holtgrewe
Section: Work and Equal Opportunities
- Applied Research and Communications Fund
- Austrian Institute of Technology
- Brunel University
- Center for research on social innovation, University of Quebec in Montreal
- Centro de Innovación Social, Agencia Nacional para la Superación de la Pobreza Extrema
- European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
- Heliopolis University
- Institut Arbeit und Technik / Institute for Work and Technology, Westfälische Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen
- Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories of the Russian Academy of Sciences
- International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development
- Istanbul Teknik Universitesi
- Kazimiero Simonavičiaus Universitetas
- Lama Development and Cooperation Agency
- Ryerson University
- social innovation lab
- Somos más
- The University of Sidney, Australian Centre for Innovation
- The Young Foundation
- United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto / University of Deusto
- University Danubius Galati
- University of Cape Town - Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Zentrum für Soziale Innovation
- Zhejiang University
- Technische Universität Dortmund (Coordinator)
- News: Wie „funktioniert“ soziale Innovation?
- News: Erfolgreiche Auftaktveranstaltung SI-Drive
- News: DiePresse: Rückkehr nach Österreich ist "mühsam"
- News: "A boost for social innovation" in Brussels: presentation by Anette Scoppetta
- News: First eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Second eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Third eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Fourth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Search for social innovations: Your help is needed!
- Event: "Social Innovation 2015: Pathways to Social Change": registration open!
- News: Fifth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Save The Date: „Social Innovation 2015: Pathways to Social Change“
- Publication: SI-DRIVE report: “Theoretical approaches to Social Innovation – A Critical Literature Review”
- News: Sixth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Konferenz im ZSI-Jubiläumsjahr: »Social Innovation 2015«
- News: Austria Innovativ: Ausblick auf die Konferenz "Social Innovation 2015"
- Event: European Researchers’ Night 2015
- News: Seventh eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Eighth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Ninth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Tenth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Eleventh eNewsletter of SI-Drive
- News: Twelfth eNewsletter of SI-Drive
Program: FP7, SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities); large scale Integrated Project
Submission Date: 01/2012
Project Status: In progress
Project Duration: 48 months
Start/End: 01/2014 - 12/2017