social innovation

Patient innovation

Patients are increasingly recognised as a source of innovation and this led Pedro Oliveira and colleagues to establish a network of such user innovators. On this website you can find an introductory video about the principles and also an extensive library of case examples

Anil Gupta and the Honey Bee network

Anil Gupta is the founder of a network supporting entrepreneurs in India and encouraging them to develop ideas for solving some of the major social challenges facing the country.  In this TED talk he explains his approach.

Responsible innovation framework

Innovation is not always for the best and sometimes changes which seem positive at the time turn out to have hidden or unexpected consequences.  Richard Owen and colleagues have been looking at this challenge and have developed a framework for thinking about ‘responsible innovation’.  You can find a link to the (open access) core article

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Grameen Bank

Muhammad Yunis won the Nobel Prize for his work in developing the concept of ‘microfinance’.  This video clip explains the basic idea behind the Grameen bank, the venture he established to implement the idea.

Samasource

This is a case example of social innovation in the humanitarian context.  Samasource was an idea developed to enable refugees to participate in the wider economic system using mobile technology and earn money to support themselves. The basic idea is explained in this clip…..   ….. and this clip has a users perspective  

Eastville Community Shop

Eastville community shop  This is an example of social entrepreneurship in action and explores the motivations and experiences of a group who set up a local community shop. There is also an activity linked to this case

Activity: Exploring social entrepreneurship

This activity is based on the Eastville Community Shop case study.  It is designed to explore aspects of creating and operating a social enterprise.  Click here: Social entrepreneurship Activity

Lynne Maher interview

Lynne Maher, Head of Innovation at the UK National Health Service Institute for Innovation and Improvement talking about experience-based design and other approaches to innovation in the health sector.   A transcript of the interview is here

Suzana Moreira

This is an interview with Suzana Moreira of Mowoza.com Originally set up as a way of connecting migrant workers with their families back home and allowing cash transfers to support purchase of food, books and other needs, the business has developed into a a simple-to-use mobile commerce service; conveniently and efficiently giving informal cross-border traders instant access

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