Proyecto fin de máster: IRIS planet online: Conceptualizing & Prototyping an online platform for collaboration in social innovation
Social innovation. The world is facing unprecedented challenges both social and environmental and it has become obvious that the traditional ways in which the market, the public and the civil sector have provided answers to social demands are no longer sufficient. At the same time, the current crisis has exacerbated social demands and solutions need to be found in a time of major budgetary constraints, to deliver better services, and through making more effective use of available resources. In this context, social innovation represents an important option to be enhanced at different levels and sector, as its purpose is to innovate in a different way (through the engagement of society itself and to generate social value). Social innovation also mobilises each citizen to become an active part of the innovation process (BEPA European Commission, 2011).