Intermediaries

Mediator/facilitator of the learning process that works with different target groups or facilitates the cross-sector and/or cross-thematic groups with a goal to raise their capacity in the area of social innovation and leaves them with tools to continue implementing the process of social innovation on their own.

Public/Private sectors

Public government agencies, local, regional and national governments, public institutions and private sector actors with a commitment to supporting social change like non-profit organisations, charities, co-operatives and social enterprises. They will most likely need a facilitator/intermediary to support the process.

Innovators

this could be an individual, a team, a local community (represented by an individual and/or a team) that would like to embark on this process on its own or use a facilitator. They are likely to select the tools that best suit their context.

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

MODULES

Preparing the eventExecuting the event

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

Identifying stakeholdersDetecting internal capacities and teambuilding

In the Ideation phase, innovators will frame the social problem and define their customer/user/beneficiary. It is an exciting phase, in which discovery research meets the first moment of convergence, transforming into ideas.

In ideation, innovators will learn how to use tools that help frame the problem at hand by looking deep into the many underlying factors. Once the problem has been explored and fine-tuned into a precise challenge, innovators can advance into the idea generation module, in which, innovators will learn brainstorming techniques and how to come up with ideas to solve the problem through the aid of specific tools. Once a healthy amount of tangible ideas has been produced, specific tools will be offered to help select the most viable ones to be promoted to the development phase.

What you’ll walk away with after taking the modules:

01 A clearly defined challenge to a specific and honed social problem to benefit a precise target(s)
02 A vast array of possible ideas to tackle the problem
03 A small selection of viable ideas to prototype

MODULES

Problem FramingIdea generationIdea Screening

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

Concept DesignSolution Development

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

PrototypingPrototype evaluation

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

Impact measurement

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

IdentificationInvestor pitchingInvestor negotiating

The focus of the Recruiting social innovators module is to provide Innovation centres with the right tools to identify and attract a large number of social innovators and potential innovators who already have some innovative ideas or have already started developing initiatives, projects and/or products. In this open and targeted way, the Innovation centre can reach out to unusual suspects, rather than a group of organisations and/or social innovators who already understand and are developing their social innovations.
The modules are structured in a logical and systematic way with concrete and practical tools that will help in both preparing and executing the event (Social Innovation competition). This event will also help participants (social innovators and potential social innovators) to refine their idea so that the best ones could enter the full training cycle and receive additional assistance and mentorship support from the Innovation centre. Tools will help in designing the challenge, a call for ideas-entry form, social media campaign as well as defining the selection and voting criteria thus focusing on transparency and inspiration for innovators.

What you will walk away with after taking the modules:

01 Better internal organization and adequate capacity allocation for preparing and executing the Social Innovation competition event
02 Understanding and practicing the use of concrete tools for these modules
03 Team work and organizational skills
04 Understanding and launching a social media campaign and organizing the events

Brand development and strategyBrand visual expressionMarketing communicationPublic and community relations