Forging of alliances within the social innovation ecosystem

The forging of alliances within the social innovation ecosystem has begun with the UK’s SIKE partners’ Movement Makers “Learn, Connect, Do” event, organised by The Melting Pot and hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University.

The event enabled over 100 people to explore models, motivations, and aspirations for social innovation. Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, featured as keynote speaker, followed by breakout sessions and a panel consisting of academics and practitioners from the social, environmental, and health and wellbeing sectors. This broad intersection of representation, united around similar values and concerns, enabling us to discuss both challenges and potential solutions for Scotland’s most pressing problems.

Mark Anderson, Director of The Europe Office at Glasgow Caledonian University, was the host and MC of Movement Makers. “Social innovators need to understand the support universities can give them,” Anderson stated. “Universities are traditionally where knowledge is created. Innovation is about giving knowledge value: social innovation is about giving that knowledge social value.”

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