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Scaling Social Innovation: Experiences and first success stories of the two European Networks of Incubators for Social Innovation

Author: TRANSITION
Published Date: 9 December 2015

TRANSITION project partners together with BENISI consortium have recently published a comprehensive report presenting experiences and first success stories of the two European Networks of Incubators for Social Innovation.


Through a comparative approach, the publication analyses objectives, methodologies and activities adopted and carried out by TRANSITION and BENISI understanding differences and complementarities of the two networks of incubators. 


This brought the two networks to draw somepreliminary learnings on the role of incubators in empowering, incubating and scaling social innovation in and across Europe.


Despite operating in different geographic contexts and with social innovations at different maturity levels, the two projects are aligned in proposing a set of initial recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders of the social innovation ecosystems in Europe.


The report also present 20 case studies which benefitted from the support of the two networks. As far as TRANSITION is concerned, we propose ten social innovations addressing a wide range of social needs and societal challenges:


Semi di Libertà (Seeds of Freedom) – TRANSITION Milano: #socialinclusion #agro-food #unemployment


Sollune – Phosphorescent Shelters – TRANSITION Paris Region: #textile #humanitarian #development #refugees


SpareSpace – TRANSITION London > TRANSITION Basque Country (TSL): #entrepreneurship #unemployment #urbanregeneration


The Inagh Valley Trust, Connemara Food Ventures – TRANSITION Ireland West: #agro-food #wellness #environment #RRI


Associação Sonha, Faz e Acontece – TRANSITION Lisbon: #development #cooperation #education #illiteracy


Mare Culturale Milano – TRANSITION Milano: #culture #socialinclusion #urbanregeneration


One Touch – TRANSITION Ireland West: #wellbeing #health #wellness #independentliving


Enabling Genius – TRANSITION London: #education #engaging learning


EmakumeEkin – TRANSITION Basque Country > TRANSITION London (TSL):  #entrepreneurship #gender #women #digital #empowerment


RecycLivre – TRANSITION Paris Region > TRANSITION Basque Country (TSL): #sharingeconomy #unemployment #environment #illiteracy


Have a look at the brand new report on Scaling Social Innovation and let @TRANSITIONeu know what do you think!