Growth in European digital social innovation

The findings have been published from an 18 month research project into ‘Digital Social Innovation’, funded by the European Commission. Led by Nesta, it studied the growing movement across Europe of tech entrepreneurs and innovators in civil society who are developing inspiring digital solutions to social challenges.

The project seeks to define and understand the potential of DSI, to map the digital social innovators, their projects and networks, and to develop recommendations
for how policymakers, from the EU to city level, can make the most of DSI.

Many innovations can be understood as manifestations of four main technological trends: Open Hardware, Open Networks, Open Data and Open Knowledge.

Euclid Network shares some key findings, or read ‘Growing a Digital Social Innovation Ecosystem for Europe’ in online Issuu format via http://content.digitalsocial.eu/resource-category/research/ (labelled as Final Study report), or download the 9MB pdf direct. Or explore the map and more at http://digitalsocial.eu/ – this may be the best option for accessibility.

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