Social innovations are innovations that are social in both their ends and their means – new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations. They are innovations that are not only good for society but also enhance society’s capacity to act. Social innovations take place across boundaries between the public sector, the private sector, the third sector and the household. The European Union has a rich history of social innovation. These solutions find new ways of meeting social needs and create tools for social policy and investment. Social innovation is growing into a vibrant and creative field. Source: website European Commision.
Social Innovation in Technology brings together several associations within a specified domein having different interests but at the same time sharing the need to cooperate. Purpose of the cooperation is to implement a program for the respective members that has elements with added value instead of overlap in content and planning. By sharing the planned activities, members of all associations receive higher value for money. The first step is a joint event planner. Next phases include joint projects, aimed at innovative technological products and services.