On the 12th and 13th of November Chris will speak at SI LIVE 2014, a two-day conference on social innovation held in Lisboa.
The event will bring together leading social innovators, academics and practitioners to discuss and explore the future agenda for social innovation, how best to incubate and scale social innovations, and how the EU can help to strengthen and develop the field of social innovation in Europe.
The event will be live streamed and you can follow it on Twitter: #SILive
SI LIVE brings together four consortiums:
TEPSIE is a research collaboration between six European institutions aimed at understanding the theoretical, empirical and policy foundations for developing the field of social innovation in Europe.
TRANSITION is a 30-month project that supports the scaling-up of social innovations across Europe by developing a network of incubators which brings together established partners within the fields of social innovation and innovation-based incubation.
BENISI seeks to build a Europe-wide network of networks of incubators for social innovation. This network will proactively identify at least 300 social innovations that are identified with high potential for scaling successfully, and ensure the delivery of necessary support services to those social innovations.
SI DRIVE is a research project aimed at extending knowledge about social innovation through integrating theories and research methodologies; undertaking European and global mapping of social innovation; and ensuring relevance for policy makers and practitioners through in-depth analyses and case studies in seven policy fields.
These four projects support the overarching Social Innovation Europe initiative which builds and streamlines the social innovation field across Europe.