Boosting the Impact of Social Innovation in Europe through Economic Underpinnings

SIMPACT with its twelve partners from ten European countries is a research collaboration that aims at understanding the economic foundation of social innovation (SI) targeting marginalised and vulnerable groups in society. However, several key issues need to be addressed before SI can be fully mainstreamed into the European economic sphere and its policy environment. Against this backdrop, SIMPACT systematically investigates the economic foundation of SI in order to provide a dynamic framework for action at the level of individuals, organisations and networks. Economic foundation in the here used sense refers to economic principles, objectives and components that make SI successful in terms of economic and social/societal value.   learn more about SIMPACT

S O C I A L I N N O V A T I O N B U S I N E S S T O O L B O X

  •  23 January 2017

     Tamami KOMATSU, Alessandro DESERTI & Francesca RIZZO

    This business toolbox was created to help support the main players of the social innovation (SI) space. If you are actively creating solutions to today's greatest societal challenges or supporting these solutions through intermediary services, then this toolbox is for you. The toolbox provides tools that all actors can use to create, develop, measure and assess SIs.

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SI EVALUATION TOOLBOX

  •  23 January 2017

     Steven DHONDT et al.

    This toolbox for Ex-ante Impact Assessment of social innovation proposes a series of convenient and useful tools to apply in an ex-ante assessment of social innovation. It aims to be a practical guide to both assessor and assesses by structuring the development and decision process, thereby providing «grip» to policymakers, social investors and social innovators within the complex process of assessing the impact of a social innovation.

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SOCIAL INNOVATION POLICY TOOLBOX

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Latest News

January 23, 2017

SIMPACT supports the main players in social innovation. SI Business Toolbox and SI Evaluation Toolbox are launched.

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SIMPACT Working Paper

February 10, 2017

New SIMPACT Working Paper on The Interplay between Technological and Social Innovation published. The paper looks at the co-evolution of technological and social innovation and highlights the importance of policies in support of social innovators, innovation networks as well as technology and knowledge intensive inputs and outputs.

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January 25, 2017

Interested in SIMPACT's results? Read our new booklet «Boosting SI's Social and Economic Impact».

This easy to read booklet provides insights into the projects main findings.

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January 10, 2017

New SIMPACT Working Paper on A Theoretical Framework for the Economic Underpinnings of SI published. The paper proposes middle-range theorising (MRT) is proposed as an appropriate method to theoretically underpin and substantiate theoretical advancements towards a multidisciplinary perspective on the economic dimensions of social innovation, identifying the direction of future empirical inquiries.

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December 27, 2016

New SIMPACT Project Report on Social Innovation Simulation Model and Scenarios published. This report describes the theoretical model of social innovation to aim at getting further insights about its economic underpinnings. The baseline model provides a set of predictions by simulating the analytical solution.

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December 27, 2016

New SIMPACT Working Paper Stimulation, Resourcing and Sustaining Social Innovation published. This paper explores the conditions under which the state either enables or constrains effective social innovation by transcending the boundaries between different actors.

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November 8, 2016

New SIMPACT Working Paper on Ex-Ante Impact Assessment #& Value Network Analysis for SI published. In this paper, a conceptual framework is presented to conduct an ex-ante impact assessment for social innovation.

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