The Melting Pot, with Glasgow Caledonian University and 9 other partners across 5 countries, have been successful in an application under Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances.
Social Innovation Through Knowledge Exchange (SIKE) will demonstrate the potential of universities and social partners to use their knowledge in order to affect social change in a direct and meaningful way. It will do this by developing new paradigms and tools for knowledge exchange practice that embrace social innovation, encourage social entrepreneurship and offer more effective support to local communities. The Partners – leading socially innovative universities and experienced social innovation drivers – will work together to create an ecosystem that nurtures and supports sustainable, resilient and responsible innovation.
The €994,175, 36-month project will commence on 1st January 2018 and will include:
· A training programme specifically designed for social innovators
· Online tools specifically designed for social innovators
· Social Impact evaluations to demonstrate the impact of social innovation
· Policy briefings to showcase social innovation to government agencies.
We’ll keep you posted with further updates as the project launches!