Digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens. Over the last 18 months the European Commission has funded Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade Business School and the Institute for Research and Innovation to study this new phenomenon, which we call Digital Social Innovation (DSI).
The study explores how emerging digital technologies, and the digital economy can transform society by mobilisation of collective action and enable a more collaborative economy, new ways of making, citizen participation, sustainability and social innovation.
On www.digitalsocial.eu you can read more about the research and explore the network of DSI organisations that has been developed as part of the research.
The draft agenda looks as follows:
08:30 Welcome of participants
09:00-09:30 Opening session: What have we learned about digital social innovation, what does the future look like?
09:30-09:50 Presentation of the DSI study final results - Francesca Bria, Nesta
09:50-11.00 The digital social innovators perspective
Chair: Robert Madelin, Director General of European Commission's DG Connect
11:30-12:30 The policy perspective - Digital & Social for the future of Europe
Chair: Jesus Villasante, Head of Unit, European Commission's DG Connect
12:30-13:30 What kind of institutional change is needed for Europe?
Chair: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta
13:30 Closing address: Mario Campolargo, European Commission's DG Connect
Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shaping-the-future-of-digital-social-innovation-in-europe-registration-14720795295 .