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About paul4innovating

I research innovation and provide insights & advice to individuals, teams, and organizations

Role of innovation as society faces the ageing population

Lord Robert Winston lead a panel of internationally recognised experts at The Royal Institution on Tuesday 19th November 2013 to explore the role of innovation as society faces the critical challenge of an ageing population. I believe this is well … Continue reading

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The Flickering Light of Social Innovation

Without doubt one of the most exciting areas of innovation, social innovation, that is developing initiatives that are attempting to tackle the real societal issues, has had a very tough time in the last year or so. The need for … Continue reading

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Civility Lost and Found – Just Released!

Just released, worthy of a solid read “Every society faces the challenge of behaviour by its members that frustrates its purpose and hinders it from flourishing“- Philip F Esler-Chief Executive, The Arts and Humanities Research Council Has Britain become an … Continue reading

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Declarations and Social Innovation

I always get nervous when declarations are made. Over two days in the middle of September, 2011 in Vienna a “Vienna Declaration” was made determining “the most needed social innovations and related research topics” Maybe it is the way it … Continue reading

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Social Innovation- which is closest to your definition?

In a recent paper by Andrea Bassi  http://www.esse.unibo.it/paper.pdf claims: “the term, Social Innovation, is currently riding the waves of success in the social sciences, particularly in Economics, Sociology, and Political Science; so much so that in recent years research centers, … Continue reading

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Just announced Social targets for the EU by 2020

See below for the EU social targets for 2020. Can social innovators make it happen? Can we do better? Any thoughts or reactions to these- to0 little, to late? Do these really address the REAL societal problems we are facing? … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia -human flourishing.

I have been watching the BIF sessions live (http://businessinnovationfactory.com) . This is a sensational place to listen to peoples stories and simply stand back and get inspired. One word is coming up often- “Eudaimonia”. So I went over to Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Innovation in Giving- a new UK fund

Innovation in Giving Geoff Mulgan through his blog as CEO of Nesta has announced a new fund that might have interest to some within this community.  Geoff commented: “Yesterday (7th September 2011) we launched a new fund to support innovation … Continue reading

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Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britains Unmet Needs

The Young Foundation (www.youngfoundation.org) produced a report in December 2009 called “Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britains Unmet Needs”. This is a study of who is sinking and who is swimming in Britain. Since the study, I’m sure things have even … Continue reading

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Designing ecosystems for social innovation

Information source: Jacqueline Lim September 1, 2011 Charmian Love will be speaking next week at the International Symposium on Designing Ecosystems for Social Innovation in Tokyo, Japan (via live feed from London). The symposium is co-organised by the British Council … Continue reading

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