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TEPSIE (The theoretical, empirical and policy foundations for building social innovation in Europe)

Polish name: TEPSIE – Teoretyczne, empiryczne i polityczne podstawy budowy innowacji społecznej w Europie.

Project start: January 2012
Duration of the project: 3 years.
The exact value of the project: EUR 266 900.

TEPSIE project is a project in which directions of tools development, methods and policies that will become a part of the European Union Strategy for the development of innovation-oriented society will be developed.

The social innovations are for the project participants new ideas (products, services and models) to meet social needs and create new social relations and cooperation between different interest groups in society.

Development of social innovation reinforces social attitudes among scientists, politicians and business practitioners so that they can operate on different fields having greater confidence in one other.

Detailed research tasks, in which the EIT+ is engaged include:

WP1 Overview of the system of social innovation.

WP2 Measuring social innovation.

WP3 Removing barriers to social innovation.

WP4 Generating capital flows (Examination of development of systems of social innovation financing)

WP5 Engaging the public n the process of creating social innovation.

WP6 Knowing what works (Identification of social innovation evaluation tools).

WP7 Growing what works (Providing theoretical and empirical knowledge of the social innovation).

WP8 Using online networks to maximum effect.

WP9 Dissemination of findings and recommendations.

The TEPSIE project partners:

1. Danish Technological Institute (Danmark)
2. The Young Foundation (UK)
3. University of Heidelberg (Germany)
4. Atlentis (Greece)
5. Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Portugal)
6. EIT+ Wrocław Research Centre;

EU FP7 funded by the European Commission under the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7-Cooperation-SSH.2011.1.3-1).

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Posted by Polski Ośrodek Rozwoju Technologii, Posted on 09.06.2016