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Next #DigitalLunch: Sustaining social innovation?

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So, we’re rolling the next SocialInnovation #DigitalLunch for the Building Change Trust through to Thursday. It follows three other lively and insightful panels: – 1, was an initial discussion of what innovating for social change might look like? – 2, was a great conversational case study of a whole range of projects some originating the more…

The limitations of innovation without wider backing?

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With our series of discussions on Social Innovation in mind, here’s an excellent piece on why innovation is failing to tackle big problems, Tech Review editor Jason Pontin notes that in fact technology cannot solve everything. He quotes Famine as a Grade A example: Amartya Sen, a Nobel laureate economist, has shown that famines are more…

Lessons in Social Innovation and what it actually means…

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So after two great online conversations on Social Innovation with the Building Change Trust we’ve had some useful insights into what social innovation might or could look like. In the first session Michael Kelly from Grow It Yourself Ireland (GIY, Ireland) noted that their network had grown to cover the whole island in just three more…