#SocialInnovation: Just how Innovative is Northern Ireland?

Well, probably not as bad you might have feared. But then again, we’re probably not as good as you might have hoped. This chart looks at European regions in terms of their capacity to generate innovate. It’s NOT about social innovation per se, but I wondered if it give us clues as to the cultural preparedness of NI to innovate? London and SE England is a Medium Leader. But NOTE, only Germany, Sweden Switzerland, Austria and Finland are in the …

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#DigitalLunch: Barriers to Social Innovation…

Today’s #DigitalLunch asks what are the barriers to innovation? Not just in Northern Ireland, but generically. We go live at 1pm, with a rolling panel to discuss not just what the barriers but also how they may be got around. As ever, we’re looking for your questions for the panel to chew over. We already have a couple over at the associated Google Moderator page: “How can the personal risk that social entrepreneurs take be reduced? We need to eat …

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