Sinnergiak Social Innovation is taking part in the European project that is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, with the kick-off meeting being held from the 27th to the 29th of January in Gelsenkirchen (Germany).
The aim of the project is to «Boost the impact of Social Innovation through economic underpinnings» and it consists of nine work packages, of which Sinnergiak Social Innovation UPV/EHU will participate in 4:
– the strengthening of the concepts of Social Innovation (WP4)
– the economic measurement of Social Innovation (WP5)
– strategic communication and dissemination (WP8)
– project management
The Simpact European project will last for an estimated 36 months and has a total of 11 partners, bringing together the Dortmund University of Technology – Social Research Centre, Sinnergiak Social Innovation, the Innovation Research Centre of the Faculty of Economics and Management of Prague, the Netherlands Centre for Applied Scientific Research, the Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology of Maastricht University, the School of Industrial Design, the Arts, Communication and Fashion from Milan Polytechnic, the Reims Business School, the University of Bath, the Centre for European Policy Studies and the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development.