19.09.2011 - 21.09.2011 | Vienna, Austria

Past event: Challenge Social Innovation - Innovating Innovation by Research - 100 years after Schumpeter

Fostering innovation will be the cornerstone of future European research funding policies. The targets set out in the EU2020 strategy demand a broader concept of innovation, including the social dimension in technology and business innovation and implementing a coherent notion of social innovation in all sectors of society. The conference results are now available in the Vienna Declaration, which defines future research topics of social innovation.
A video streaming of the plenary sessions including speakers' presentations of all three days is now available in the following links:  
Plenary session of the 1st day (part 1)
Plenary session of the 1st day (part 2)
Plenary session of the 1st day (part 3)
Plenary session of the 2nd day
Plenary session of the 3rd day    
The individual presentations of most speakers can be downloaded as PDFs under the event website www.socialinnovation2011.eu/papers-abstracts.    

WHY SOCIAL INNOVATION?

Fostering innovation will be the cornerstone of future European research funding policies. The targets set out in the EU2020 strategy demand a broader concept of innovation, including the social dimension in technology and business innovation and implementing a coherent notion of social innovation in all sectors of society. While the concept of social innovation is not new, it has only recently been recognized as a key component of innovation in the European policy discussion. Highlighting the significance of social innovation as well as defining future research topics of social innovation are the core objectives of this conference. The output will be presented in the form of the Vienna Declaration on the most important social innovation research topics. This declaration will feed into the preparation of the EU‘s Common Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation.
 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The three-day event aims to:
• Advance scientific conceptualisation of social innovation and research on innovation for development that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable
• Establish social innovation as an integral part of innovation, and promote an integrated concept of innovation that includes economic, cultural and social dimensions
• Promote FP7 SSH programme implementation
• Provide matchmaking opportunities for the FP7 SSH 2012 call for proposals. A series of focused sessions will take place over three days, moving from scientific and policy discussion to FP7 networking and engagement.  

On 21 September, NET4SOCIETY will provide a designated matchmaking session focusing on social innovation topics in the 2012 FP7 Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities call for proposals, supported by the European Commission.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge debate on social innovation and to build consortia for the next Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities call in FP7.

Challenge Social Innovation is jointly organised by NET4SOCIETY, the Network of FP7 National Contact Points for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities funded by the European Commission, the Dortmund University of Technology, and the Centre for Social Innovation in Vienna.

For further information, please consult the event website www.socialinnovation2011.eu.       
 

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