SOCIALinNOVA-HUB ERA Chair
Building a knowledge-driven European Hub in Social Innovation Research
Social Innovation (SI) brings new ideas – products, services, models – that simultaneously meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations. They are not only good for society but also enhance society’s capacity to act. However, research in this emerging field is still scarce and fragmented, though in the last decade there has been an effort towards theoretical clarification and methodological advancement.
SOCIALinNOVA-Hub aims to strengthen the Social Innovation area in Europe and produce research that makes an impact in the real world.
Also, it aims to co-create SI initiatives with the community to tackle grand challenges, foster interdisciplinary research, help to consolidate R&I excellence in a sustainable way, while contributing to strengthen the European Research Area, and expand the SI network internationally.
Our team will develop high quality academic research on social innovation, while providing learning opportunities (to NOVA SBE students and beyond) and engaging local communities (through events and projects).
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 951735.