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New report launch webinar – Financing social innovation

To learn about the insights from this event and watch the discussion, see here This public event is a collaboration between the European Social Innovation Alliance (ESIA), SIX, SEND, CSI and BMW Foundation. About this event We are facing immense societal challenges globally, which cannot be solved through technological innovations alone. We need sustainable and ... New report launch webinar – Financing social innovation

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21 January 2022

Location
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Stanford PACS China Social Innovation Summit 2021

SIX is an ecosystem partner of SSIR China Social Innovation Summit 2021. SSIR China Social Innovation Summit 2021 will be held virtually on November 17-18, 2021 Beijing Time (November 16-17 Eastern & Pacific Time). The Summit will explore the topic “New Connectivity Creating New Momentum,” along with the subtopics of Stakeholder-Driven Economy, Technology for Human ... Stanford PACS China Social Innovation Summit 2021

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17 November 2021 - 18 November 2021




Creating inclusive communities – The role of placemaking & technology – Re:Think Series #2

SIX and Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation are hosting a special session as part of our Re: Think Series, which aims to bring together leading social innovation actors from business, cities, technology sectors to rethink what different sectors can learn from each other and do together to address the world’s pressing social challenges.  The second event of the series ... Creating inclusive communities – The role of placemaking & technology – Re:Think Series #2

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2 November 2021 - 2 November 2021




Connecting social innovation in Scotland and in the UK

How can we create a more connected UK social innovation ecosystem with stronger transnational ties to Europe and beyond? This is the question we are asking at a critical moment in history. We are facing unprecedented societal challenges, from global pandemic, climate crises and technological disruption. The political polarisation further hinders the capacities of societies ... Connecting social innovation in Scotland and in the UK

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27 October 2021 - 28 October 2021




Not business as usual – Re:Think Series #1

This session (which was originally scheduled in July) has now been rescheduled to 13 October, 2021. SIX and Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation are hosting a special session as part of our Re: Think Series, which aims to bring together leading social innovation actors from business, cities, technology sectors to rethink what different sectors can learn ... Not business as usual – Re:Think Series #1

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Date
14 October 2021 - 13 October 2021

Location
Online




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From social innovation to business for good

We are living in turbulent times. Poverty, inequality, youth unemployment and climate change are among the challenges we are facing. Business for good is becoming the new norm in this new era.  Over 2019/2020, a global consulting team came together to produce a new piece of research: Business for Good: Understanding the Motivations for Business to ... From social innovation to business for good

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25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021




SI Canada’s Social R&D National Practice Gathering

SIX will be joining the Storytelling session on 30 March at 12:00-12:50 pm EST / 17:00-17:50 BST. Do you use innovative social research practices to better understand and address social issues? Do you draw on experimental approaches like prototyping, human-centred design, social labs, data measurement, or ethnography in order to solve complex social challenges? Do ... SI Canada’s Social R&D National Practice Gathering

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30 March 2021 - 31 March 2021




Introducing Imece Summit 2021

In March 18-19th 2021, the imece summit will take place both virtually and in Istanbul, powered by imece, hosted by Zorlu Holding, curated by De-Coder, and in knowledge and network partnerships with ATÖLYE, B Lab Europe, BMW Foundation, SIX and S360.  About the imece summit 2021 2020 was a year of transformation in manifolds. As impact practitioners we all try to leverage such transformations to bring ... Introducing Imece Summit 2021

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18 March 2021 - 19 March 2021




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Innovating together: Responsible scaling of co-creation

The scaling of innovations is seen as an inescapable answer to the growing urgency to tackle grand societal challenges. Co-creation is an increasingly key method for the involvement of a variety of actors to realize the inevitable scaling. Not all co-creation methods, however, spread equally and work to the same success in different contexts. This ... Innovating together: Responsible scaling of co-creation

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2 March 2021 - 31 May 2021




SIX Wayfinder Final Symphony – A global concert for urgent times

Join us for an immersive listening experience, as art becomes a bridge in social innovation. About this Event Join us for an immersive listening experience, as art becomes a bridge in social innovation, helping us ‘wayfind’ by holding future vision while rooting in presence. We will introduce the work, then you can listen to the ... SIX Wayfinder Final Symphony – A global concert for urgent times

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19 February 2021 - 19 February 2021




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Global discussion between Ariadne and SIX

Overview For the first time, Ariadne and the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) are delighted to bring our networks together from around the world in this invitation-only, reflective conversation about how we can shift philanthropic funding to create radical, structural and deep change, in our own practices and amongst our peers. We explored the following questions: ... Global discussion between Ariadne and SIX

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Date
3 November 2020




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International Social Innovation Forum (ISIF) 2020 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

The ISIF conference will address several pillars, most notably: educational programs specialised in social innovation, the role of educational institutions and methodologies of systemic thinking. Register for the conference here. Louise Pulford will join Geoff Mulgan, Siyad Abdullahi and Lujain AlUbaid in a session on The future of social innovation in the post-COVID-19 world.  SIX will also ... International Social Innovation Forum (ISIF) 2020 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

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Date
2 November 2020 - 2 November 2020




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APSIS 2020: Reimagine Asia: The next wave of Social Innovation

Supported by the Taiwan government, advised by the Digital Minister Audrey Tang and organised by the Impact Hub Taipei, this year’s Asia-Pacific Social Innovation Summit (APSIS) theme is “Reimagine Asia: The next wave of Social Innovation”.  SIX is one of the global partners in driving the discussion of the future of Social innovation. This is also ... APSIS 2020: Reimagine Asia: The next wave of Social Innovation

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21 September 2020 - 25 September 2020




Social Innovation for Resilience – the Taiwan Approach

Register for our first Global Dialogue with Audrey Tang and Geoff Mulgan here. As part of SIX’s work to build Asia’s Social Innovation narrative, we are excited to launch our first Global Dialogue –  Social Innovation for Resilience – the Taiwan Approach Taiwan – a country that we rarely talk about. But in 2020, we believe most of us will recognise ... Social Innovation for Resilience – the Taiwan Approach

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21 July 2020 - 21 July 2021




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The Changing Role of Philanthropy: A Tamarack Institute Webinar

Philanthropy plays a pivotal role in community and social change supporting organizations and networks in tackling complex and urgent challenges that communities are facing.  Over the past five years, the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) UK, have hosted more than 25 events in 8 countries, and convened over 200 foundations in dialogue about how philanthropy can ... The Changing Role of Philanthropy: A Tamarack Institute Webinar

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20 April 2020 - 22 April 2020




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Geoff Mulgan in conversation with Louise Pulford – How Societies Find the Power to Change

Geoff Mulgan, until recently the CEO of Nesta and soon to be Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at UCL, pioneered the establishment of Social Innovation as a field across the globe. There are many ways you can access Geoff’s thinking and ideas, including in his newly published book – Social Innovation: How Societies ... Geoff Mulgan in conversation with Louise Pulford – How Societies Find the Power to Change

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28 January 2020 - 28 January 2020




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SIX Winter School 2020 with Hallym University (Global Innovation Academy)

The SIX Winter School: Social Innovation Camp is a 5-day long immersive programme in London, UK, designed to build innovation capacity, help tackle pressing social issues, and to unleash in individuals the potential to become a changemaker. We are collaborating with Hallym University this winter to bring a group of young people from South Korea ... SIX Winter School 2020 with Hallym University (Global Innovation Academy)

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Date
13 January 2020 - 17 January 2020

Location
London, United Kingdom




Shaping Futures: New ways for universities to make change happen

How can universities do more to help shape our future? This event aims to bring together practitioners, academics and students to explore how universities can help social innovation become more effective within our communities. Please see a preliminary programme here for more details (please note that this programme maybe subject to change prior to the event), and sign ... Shaping Futures: New ways for universities to make change happen

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Date
8 October 2019 - 9 October 2019




2019 Future Innovation Forum & Global Advisory meeting

Cities are places of paradox. While cities are where you see the population, resources, and output rapidly increasing, cities are also places of inequality, discrimination, democratic retreat, and ecological destruction. Cities are places of potential, with experiences, relationships, diversities and differences — of collective wisdom and alternatives, that can lead us to a new future against this paradox. Social innovation ... 2019 Future Innovation Forum & Global Advisory meeting

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1 October 2019 - 1 January 2019







Co-creating the city: Innovating for impact

Social Lab Symposium 2019 SIX partners with Make a Difference Institute in Hong Kong to co-create a unique one day conference on social labs. The social challenges we are facing nowadays are complex. They can no longer be solved by traditional planning methods and technocratic approaches. Instead of solely relying on social policy, every one ... Co-creating the city: Innovating for impact

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Date
13 January 2019




SI-LIVE Asia

SI-LIVE Asia is the first international gathering in Asia that explores the unique role higher education institutions can play in making social innovation happen. The event will bring together social innovation academics, practitioners, changemakers and students to co-create a future agenda for social innovation, with a particular focus on the Asian context. SI-LIVE Asia is ... SI-LIVE Asia

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8 October 2018 - 9 October 2018




Social Innovation Seminar, Brazil

Social innovation is a burgeoning sector in Brazil, with more and more people thinking and talking about the field.  On September 20th, 4 Brazilian organisations will hold a social innovation seminar in Sao Paulo to help demystify the concept of social innovation in Brazil and to encourage participants to be more and more involved in the ... Social Innovation Seminar, Brazil

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20 September 2018 - 20 September 2018




SIC Summer School: Social innovation in the public sector

The third edition of the Summer School of Social Innovation Community (SUMSIC)  will be held in San Sebastian at the end of June 2018. The topic choosen for this edition is the role of Social Innovation in the Public Sector. During three days, researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and people interested in the connections between social innovation and public ... SIC Summer School: Social innovation in the public sector

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27 June 2018 - 29 April 2022




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SIX Wayfinder in Istanbul

Save the Date: 14-15 May 2018, Global Social Innovation Wayfinder event in Istanbul In 2017, we hosted the first Wayfinder in London at a time when social innovation globally was at a crossroads. In some ways, social innovation has achieved a huge amount over the last decade. However, compared to the scale of the social ... SIX Wayfinder in Istanbul

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14 May 2018 - 15 May 2018







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How can we bridge the gap between design and social innovation? SIX lecture @ RCA

SIX lectures on Design and Social Innovation at RCA, London Venue: RCA, London, January 24, 10:00 – 13:00 There is a lasting need to reshape and innovate the services we are offering citizens and the strategies we approach and tackle social needs and solutions with. Service Design as a discipline sits in the hart of ... How can we bridge the gap between design and social innovation? SIX lecture @ RCA

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24 January 2018 - 24 January 2018




Fostering ecosystems for systems change – lessons from Canada

Venue: Nesta, London, January 22, 18:00 – 22:00 The complex challenges of today call for new approaches to addressing root causes, building resilience, reducing vulnerability and fostering inclusion. Please join Nesta, SIX and the McConnell Foundation for an evening conversation inspired by Social Innovation Generation: Fostering a Canadian Ecosystem for Systems Change. Published in November 2017, Social ... Fostering ecosystems for systems change – lessons from Canada

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22 January 2018 - 22 January 2018




From Wenceslas to Festivus: Co-creating alternative Christmas traditions

Living in London can lack a community spirit, something that is at the core of this festive period. With social isolation on the rise we want to use the Christmas period as a time to address and tackle this challenge by bringing people together, regardless of age, faith and background. A unique collaboration between the Service ... From Wenceslas to Festivus: Co-creating alternative Christmas traditions

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12 December 2017 - 12 December 2017




SIX Summer School 2016 in Colombia – Innovation in Polarised Societies

The theme and context Across the world, there is a growing sense that our societies are becoming more divisive. Whether it’s the widening gap between the rich and the poor, or the critical narrative around the most vulnerable in our society, our communities seem less cohesive. At SIX, we don’t believe that this widening gulf ... SIX Summer School 2016 in Colombia – Innovation in Polarised Societies

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Date
5 October 2016 - 6 October 2016




Inclusive cities of the future – SIX & Hivos collaborate in Zimbabwe

The Challenge In cities across the world, citizens are looking for new ideas and ways to solve big social challenges. And Zimbabweans are no different. With a booming population, urban residents in Harare face a myriad of challenges- from air and water pollution, housing, water and electricity shortages, limited public transport, and damaged public spaces ... Inclusive cities of the future – SIX & Hivos collaborate in Zimbabwe

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Date
9 May 2016




A brighter future for Europe: Innovation, integration and the migrant crisis

The challenge The unprecedented flows of migrants approaching Europe was (and still is) confronting the European Union and its Member States with a series of complex challenges. It raises fundamental questions about the social and cultural fabric of European societies. Ingenuity, vision, as well as political will and an efficient use of resources are required ... A brighter future for Europe: Innovation, integration and the migrant crisis

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Date
11 April 2016 - 12 April 2016




Exploring ecosystems for social innovation

Context/thematic challenge In 2015, ‘ecosystem’ was becoming a very trendy concept amongst social innovators in Europe, but there was little clarity on what it meant and how ecosystems could be created to support social innovation. As such, there were no major programmes of work examining it. Simultaneously, Germany was quickly gaining a reputation as a ... Exploring ecosystems for social innovation

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Date
22 June 2015 - 28 June 2015




What makes a city a hub for innovation?

A collaboration between SIX and Hivos in Nairobi, Kenya. Read about the insights and watch some of the speakers here Context/thematic challenge More and more people were beginning to look at Nairobi as an example of an innovative city. But in order to copy it, and spread the city’s ideas more widely, we needed to ... What makes a city a hub for innovation?

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Date
27 May 2015 - 29 May 2015




Reimagining relationships – SIX and Hivos collabotate in Johennesburg

The challenge At the time of the event we lived (and still do) in a time of complex social challenges – with local issues inextricably linked with each other, and with global agendas. When everything seems interlinked in intricate ways, the role of imagination is increasing important. What alternative futures could we imagine? And more ... Reimagining relationships – SIX and Hivos collabotate in Johennesburg

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Date
26 November 2014




SI LIVE: Bringing together research, incubation and action

SI LIVE: Bringing together social innovation, incubation and action from Social Innovation Europe on Vimeo. SI LIVE took place on 12-13 November 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. It was a two-day that brought together over 160 leading social innovators, academics and practitioners from over 20 countries to discuss and explore the future agenda for social ... SI LIVE: Bringing together research, incubation and action

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12 November 2014 - 13 November 2014