Category Archives: Societal Innovation

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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Heading for Malmo?

Heading to ACSI Camp 2013 in Malmö, Sweden! This year ACSI Camp 2013 kicks off on the 26th-29th of August and focuses on sustainable urban development. 100 participants will explore new solutions for sustainable urban development in a multi-disciplinary and … Continue reading

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Lessons Finland can learn from Nokia

In this week’s Helsinki Times David J Cord draws comparisons between Nokia and its parent country Finland. David writes… ‘FINLAND benefited greatly during Nokia’s time of success. We gained tax income, jobs, know-how, and a great international reputation. Yet we … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Potential for Societal Innovation

A view from Manchester-Disruptive City How can we engage the talented ones into the fold of Societal Innovation? Later on this month the Olympic Games comes to London.  Some would argue that  without the financial support of corporate giants such … Continue reading

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The Age of Innonatives

In this blog post I want to share with you some interesting thoughts from the recently finished Aalto Camp for Societal Innovations. During the last days of August Dipoli congress center in Espoo was the place where magic happened, brilliant … Continue reading

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MOOC: A Massive Open Online Course – Societal Innovation in Education?

On the 12th of September the MOOC  http://www.change.mooc.ca  (a massive open on line open course) begins. Participation is free, there is no specific syllabus and participants in the course decide when, how, what, and why the want to learn.  This … Continue reading

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A call for a return to fairness

“We value effort, hard work, diligence, conscientiousness, and application; we do not value free-riders, shirkers, the slapdash, those who do the minimum or jobsworths “,  writes Will Hutton  in his latest book “Them and Us – Changing Britain – Why … 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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An Abundance of Sex, Drugs, and Consumerism

For the typical 50-year-old western European (do your best to conjure up a stereotype) life has been good. There has been an abundance:  abundance of food; abundance of health services; an abundance of education;  and even  an abundance of the unmentionable trio of sex, drugs … Continue reading

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Innovative Mentoring – Mentoring Innovately

During the drafting of this post, David Roberts and I talked about mentoring as part of a wide-ranging skype conversation, then I read his September 1st post which, from a conversation with Philippe Lukacs, notes these “Three Requirements for Societal … Continue reading

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