On 27th of June, 2014, the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) participated in a kick off meeting by a group of advocates for “Social Innovation Accelerators in Cities” in Berlin. The ISR at the Austrian Academy of Sciences is official member of the SEiSMiC Network in Austria and contributes knowledge and experiences in the implementation of urban living labs, as well as in identifying social innovation in onoing community-centred research. The group working on “Social Innovation Acceleratorsin Cities” includes entrepreneurs, private and public institutions from Hungary, Germany, Italy, Austria and The Netherlands. The idea is to implement “Social Innovation Factories” to empower social innovation from citizens for citizens.
If you want to find out more, please see the report on the SIAC meeting in Berlin.