Defining Social Innovation - The Young Foundation

May 31, 2012 - Figure 1: Summary of five broad uses of the term social innovation ..... are both good for society and enhance society's capacity to act.
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Defining Social Innovation Part 1 31 May 2012

Deliverable 1.1 of the FP7-project: TEPSIE (290771)

Acknowledgements This paper forms part of Deliverable D1.1“Overview of Social Innovation” which is due on 31 May 2012.

Suggested citation The Young Foundation (2012) Social Innovation Overview: A deliverable of the project: “The theoretical, empirical and policy foundations for building social innovation in Europe” (TEPSIE), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research

Date: TEPSIE deliverable no:

31 May 2012 1.1

Authors:

Julie Caulier-Grice, Anna Davies, Robert Patrick & Will Norman The Young Foundation

Lead partner: Contact person:

Julie Caulier-Grice The Young Foundation [email protected] +44 8980 6263

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Contents 1.

Introduction ................................................................................................................ 4

2.

Literature review ......................................................................................................... 5

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2.1

Uses of the term ................................................................................................................. 6

2.2

Existing definitions .............................................................................................................. 8

2.3

Summary ...........................................................................................................................16

Towards a common definition.................................................................................... 17 3.1

Core definition ..................................................................................................................17

3.2

Core elements...................................................................................................................18

3.3

Common features of social innovation.............................................................................21

3.4

A typology of social innovations .......................................................................................24

Social innovation across four sectors .......................................................................... 26 3.5

The four sectors ................................................................................................................27

3.1.1. 3.1.2. 3.1.3. 3.1.4.

The non-profit sector .............................................................................................................. 27 Public sector ............................................................................................................................ 28 The private sector .................................................................................................................... 28 The informal sector ................................................................................................................. 29

3.6

Links between and across sectors ....................................................................................30

The process of social innovation ................................................................................ 33 5.1

Prompts - identifying needs..............................................................................................35

5.2

Proposals – generating ideas ............................................................................................36

5.3

Prototyping - testing the idea in practice ......................................