Social frontiers: the next edge of social innovation research

14.11.2013 event

Nesta, in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University and TEPSIE are hosting an international conference on social innovation in the UK on 14th and 15th November 2013.  The event will take place at GCU's London Campus and is supported by the Social Innovation Exchange, DESIS, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University.

The global field of social innovation is gathering momentum. Yet despite thriving practitioner networks and a real commitment from policymakers and foundations to support social innovation, empirical and theoretical knowledge of social innovation remains uneven. Even though there are many organisations working in this field, much more could be done to bring these networks, organisations and individuals together.

This is the aim of Social Frontiers, to build and strengthen the community of social innovation researchers. By bringing together a multiplicity of voices and perspectives on social innovation we hope to strengthen and extend existing networks, share learning, promote collaboration, identify gaps in knowledge and work together to build a common research agenda for the next decade. 

A call was launched for papers in February and our distinguished panel selected 27 papers which will be presented at the conference. Here is the final list of papers. 

Social Frontiers is fully subscribed. If you would like to register for live streaming and join the waiting list please contact social.innovation@nesta.org.uk. For partnership and sponsor enquiries please contact laura.bunt@nesta.org.uk