Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund is a centre of applied social research with a thematic focus on labour and (social) innovation.
12.01.2017 – Janosch Sbeih from the Social Research Centre Dortmund facilitated a discussion about similarities, differences and interactions between the hacker scene and the maker movement at the international hacker congress 33C3 in Hamburg. Thereby the characteristics of the EU-research project MAKE-IT were shown to the audience.
03.01.2017 – 25 international project partners of the EU-funded large scale project SI-DRIVE “Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change” have mapped 1.005 social innovation initiatives belonging to seven policy fields on all five continents of the world. The results of the first world-wide comparative analysis give exciting insights into the highly diverse world of social innovation, the variety of actors and their interaction, and the complexity of the ongoing innovation processes.
21.12.2016 – The research of Maker communities across Europe and the new dynamic structures and chances of this young, constructive and dynamic movement were focussed at a workshop in Austria. Janosch Sbeih and Marthe Zirngiebl from the Social Research Centre Dortmund discussed thereby the Maker Movement’s societal impact potential and became Makers for two hours.
06.12.2016 – A great milestone for I-LINC: The national conference in Germany was hosted on 1st December within the Online Educa Berlin and brought valuable feedback from stakeholders in the field of ICT based learning.
05.12.2016 – On November 15, 2016, Social Research Centre sfs received a group of young professionals from both countries as part of the 46th Young Leader Seminar of the German-Russian Forum.
29.11.2016 – Jens Maylandt presented research results from the I-Linc project to the participants of the EAPRIL conference in Porto (November/22-25/ 2016). Presented and discussed were the results of a desk research on an online survey, covering the actors in the fields of “digital skills”, “youth employment” and “entrepreneurship”.
16.11.2016 – Dmitri Domanski spoke upon the invitation of the Social Innovation Acceleration in Cities (SIAC) network about social innovation ecosystems on local level. At the meeting in Innsbruck on 27-28 October 2016 the discussion was all about the importance of social innovation for cities.
08.11.2016 – Dmitri Domanski is one of the editors of this volume, which was recently published in Colombia. Over 350 pages offer space for exploring social innovation in Latin America from a wide range of perspectives, with experts from academia, governmental institutions and civil society making an important contribution to a better understanding of this topic.
08.11.2016 – The attendant at several events and productive discussions in Latin America, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt, presented research results at the “SIX Global Summer School” in Bogotá. Dmitri Domanski gave a workshop on concepts and methodologies in Pereira.
19.10.2016 – Following the invitation by the German House of Science and Innovation in São Paulo (DWIH-SP) Prof. Jürgen Howaldt participated at an Innovation Seminar about the challenges of the concept of “Industry 4.0” for Germany and Brazil in the country with the largest population and the largest territory of all South American states. Furthermore Prof. Jürgen Howaldt – together with colleagues from Brazil – attended a German-Brazilian Workshop on Social Innovation and its Research.