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A dynamic event designed to envisage, propose and establish a worldwide network that explores and demonstrates how universities can support social innovation.


Showcase

Showcase activities and results from the projects – first-hand experiences from South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Panama and Brazil;

Projects from other parts of the world will showcase their own experiences;

Brokerage

Information about future opportunities to build on initiatives under programmes such as Erasmus+;

Brokerage session where participants will be given the chance to forge links with each other and sow the seeds for future collaboration;

Co-creation

The event will culminate in a focus session that specifically defines what a world network for university – social innovation interaction might look like, how it would be managed and be effective and sustainable.

SEASIN project

The SEASIN project directly responds to the societal challenges of South East Asian society by harnessing the knowledge of Universities to directly contribute, not only to increasing socioeconomic growth but also to improve social cohesion and equity, through social innovation. The SEASIN project proposes the creation of specific units established within universities to support knowledge transfer for social innovation, offering a range of services: shared incubation facilities for social innovators; both informal training and curricular based courses for a wide range of stakeholders to understand the mechanisms for social innovation; technical support and academic rigour to ensure that social innovations have impact and scalability; promote social innovation across the sector so that it is built as an integral part of the universities’ core activity.

Topics:

Innovation and Research Management

Coordinator:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Partners:

  1. Glasgow Caledonian University
  2. Yangon University of Economics
  3. Thammasat University
  4. Kasetsart University
  5. Royal University of Phnom Penh
  6. National University of Management
  7. Sunway University
Programa
Thursday 6th September
9.00-9.30Coffee/Registration
9.30-9.45Welcome Remarks – Ralf Rahder, Head of Unit, International Capacity Building, European Commission
9.45-10.00The Importance of International Cooperation – Graham Wilkie,

Deputy Head of International Cooperation, DG EAC European Commission

10.00‑10.15Introduction to the event – Mark Majewsky Anderson
10.15-10.45Latin American Social Innovation Network – what worked and lessons learnt, and opportunities for future collaboration  Partners from Colombia, Chile, Panama, Brazil
10.45-11.00Coffee
11.00-11.30Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network – how things are progressing and opportunities for future collaboration

Partners from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia

11.30-12.00Common Good First Network (South Africa) – how things are progressing, and opportunities for future collaboration  Partners from South Africa
12.00-13.00Reflections and discussion: Groups will be able to look more closely at what works and what aspects are more challenging

Parallel Sessions

–         Southeast Asia – (chaired by Julie Munk and Rose Cawood)

–         Latin America – (chaired by Mark Majewsky Anderson)

–         South Africa – (chaired by Julie Adair)

13.00-14.00Lunch and networking
14.00-15.00Other projects related to Social Innovation

Students4Change (Latin America) – Ivón Cepeda Mayorga)

CASO – Caring Society (South Africa) – René Teunissen)

SI -Drive (Europe and beyond) – Dmitri Domanski

Social Innovation through Knowledge Exchange (SIKE) – Rose Cawood

Social Innovation Community (Europe and beyond) – Julie Munk

15.00-16.00Deep Dive Roundtables: Asking three questions for different contexts: What is it? How does it work in universities?  How can we collaborate?

1.      Digital spaces

2.      Support for social enterprises – incubation and knowledge exchange

3.      Design thinking (DESIS Network)

4.      Research and impact

16.00-17.00Brokerage workshop – Partners have the opportunity to formulate and discuss ideas for future initiatives

Four categories (1 per group): Problem – Solution – Technique – Animal

17.00-19.30Wrap-up – Reception and networking with canapes
Friday, 7th September
9.00-9.15Coffee/Registration
9.15-9.30Introduction to the day and brief summary of first day – Mark Majewsky Anderson, GCU
9.30-10.30The perspective from non HEI partners: How would they envisage a future relationship with Universities.

Challenges Worldwide (UK)

Mission & Co (Malaysia)

Business Innovation Brokers (Spain)

Ashoka (Thailand)

All Digital (Belgium)

10.30‑11.00Coffee
11.00-13.00Workshop: Reimagining and aligning for the future – An interactive session exploring the future role of universities in social innovation. Julie Munk, Social Innovation Exchange:
13.00-14.00Wrap-up and lunch
14.00-17.00An open forum where delegates can follow up on conversations and ideas they began during the event.

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