Increasingly the European Commission is focusing its resources on exploring new avenues through which research and knowledge transfer can respond directly to the needs of society. The term that it has coined for this new conceptual framework is SOCIAL INNOVATION.
GCU’s head of European Programmes, Mark Anderson, brought together colleagues in an open forum session to discuss Social Innovation. “Social Innovation is becoming a watchword for the European Commission,” says Anderson.
GCU already has many strengths in Social Innovation, including innovative research in Social Business and Health from the Yunus Centre, research in agriculture, socio-economic development and vulneral populations. GCU is also running Scotland’s only MSc programme in Social Enterprise.
Find out more about our work in Social Innovation.