The Role of Academic Science in Social Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship

The Role of Academic Science in Social Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship

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The Intellectual Workshop “The Role of Academic Science in Social Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship” supported by the Swedish Institute will be held at Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University on January 26-27, 2016.

University lecturers, young researches, students, NGO representatives, practitioners in the fields of sustainable development, social innovations, and social entrepreneurship are invited to participate in the event.

The main goal of the workshop is to exchange ideas, achievements in the investigation and implementation of sustainable development concepts, social innovations, and to establish new contacts among the participants.

The language of the workshop is English.

Workshop Organizers

Political Economy Department, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University

Nongovernmental organization Poruch

Educational trends website

Organizing Committee

Arsen KELICHAVYI, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor of the Political Economy Department, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University

Volodymyr SATSYK, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor of the Political Economy Department, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Founder of Educational trends website

Mariia TYSHCHENKO, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor of the Political Economy Department, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Chief Executive Officer of Nongovernmental organization Poruch

Intellectual workshop topics

January 26: Seminar 1 – Innovations, Sustainability, and Regulations

Arguably, “sustainability” is today one of the most important concepts in international politics. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are supposed to guide national as well as international policy for the coming years are just one example of this. The challenges – social as well as environmental – are enormous. At the same time, “innovation” has evolved as an important strategy to create a more sustainable world. The topic of today’s seminar is how regulations and institutions can enable and facilitate innovations processes that increase sustainability.

January 27: Semanar 2 – The Role of Academic Science in Social Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship

During the last 15 years, the interest in social entrepreneurship and social innovation as strategies to meet challenges in society has grown continuously all over the world. The drivers of this process has largely been social entrepreneurs themselves, but Universities were quick to pick up on this. Today, there is an abundance of research and development projects, courses and programs on different levels as well as different institutional arrangements, such as incubators and knowledge centers. It can be argued that this can be seen as an example of Universities pushing beyond traditional roles of teaching and research towards taking a more active role in society, especially building on cross-sector collaborations.

Key speakers

Fredrik Björk

Lecturer in Social Innovation and Environmental Science at the Department for Urban Studies, Malmö University, Sweden. Locally, he is also engaged as a board member of Yalla Trappan, a social enterprise, and the Center for Public Entrepreneurship, a third sector initiative to support civic entrepreneurial initiatives in the region on Skåne.

In 2014 Björk was part of the team that developed an Agenda for an ecosystem for social innovation in Sweden, an initiative financed by VINNOVA, the Swedish government’s innovation agency. Right now the team is working on different routes to translate the agenda into action.

Tom Nilsson

Ph.d. in Political Science, Malmö University, Sweden.

Research Interests: policy studies, democratic theory, public administration, international relations, local politics, political participation.

 

 

PROGRAM (Preliminary)

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Participation in the workshop is FREE.

Every registered participant will receive Certificate of Participance.

If you intend to participate in the event, please, send a short message to vsatsik@gmail.com

We will be happy to treat you to coffee and tasty cookies!

More detailed information will be posted later on this page.

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