In the European Union and in the UK itself, despite austerity measures abounding, governments are providing serious money for ‘social innovation’. In Australia the concept is a catch all term used for change makers, social entrepreneurs, social enterprise and ‘doing good’.
It is the buzz-word (still) and looks like it will be for some time. However a number of us engaged in the Masters program in social innovation in Austria came to the realisation that there are literally more than fifty different definitions of social innovation in use by academics, policy makers, politicians, and practitioners. Read more