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(Digital) Social Innovation on ICT 2015: Dr. Bastian Pelka presents SIMPACT findings

On Thursday 22nd, SIMPACT researcher Bastian Pelka presented an overview on social innovation research on "ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform" in Lisbon, Portugal, organised by the European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.


Bastian Pelka introduced a brief overview on results from 17 FP7 and H2020 projects on social innovation. His main findings:

  • There are several definitions what counts as "social innovation"
  • A main method of investigation seems to be the case study, accompanied by interviews. Quantitative data is rare.
  • A main point of critic is the missing user perspective.
  • A big challenge is impact maesurement: All projects are working on this; but solutions are rare.


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