Dr Neil Stott, University of Cambridge
Social innovation is concerned with the development of creative and practical solutions to complex social problems. While many social innovators work in non-profit organisations, they are increasingly found in government and corporations. Indeed, the boundaries between the sectors and organisational forms have become increasingly indistinct, and much social innovation takes place at the intersection between them.
The Centre for Social Innovation acts as a platform for research and engagement with social innovators, academia and policy in UK and across the world. The Centre supports social innovators and social ventures (within and beyond the University) to network, to start up and to grow. This is done through events, training programmes, and online materials such as practitioner guides. A central tenet of the Centre is that it brings academics and practitioners together in all aspects of its governance and delivery. (more…)