Since 2000, the University of Deusto adhered to the Global Entrepreneurship Week promoted by the entrepreneurial Kauffman foundation. Since then, the University of Deusto has celebrated during one whole week in the both campuses from Bilbao and San Sebastian several activities related to promote social innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2018, Deusto Entrepreneurship Week was held between 12th and 16th October.
Presentations were captivating and featured case studies presented by VERN' and SIL in the SIKE project: Humana Nova, the only social cooperative in Croatia and the makerspace RADIONA (the only such makerspace in Croatia). This site visit to Zagreb, Croatia took place from Monday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 8 with 15 project partners came … Continue reading Experiencing the social innovation ecosystem in Croatia
From the 4th to the 7th of February, SIKE project partners from Croatia, Portugal, Scotland and Spain were welcomed in Dortmund, Germany in order to reflect on current and future developments of the project and to learn about social innovation in the Ruhr Region and the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. The first half of the … Continue reading Exploring the social innovation landscape in Dortmund
The visits to the Iberian partners of the SIKE project took place between 11 and 15 March 2019. The entire consortium had the opportunity to learn about the case studies located in Bilbao, Lisbon, and Aveiro. In this same context, the University of Aveiro, in partnership with the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Lisbon, organised on … Continue reading Diving into Social Innovation In the Basque Country and Portugal
Rose Cawood, Glasgow Caledonian University From the outside, universities often appear as isolated and removed from society, especially for communities that have never accessed university education or resources. However, in recent years, universities are beginning to recognise the need to have a stronger link with society and industry outside of the academia bubble. With the … Continue reading What can universities do to support social innovation?