ESSI Conference 2019


5thGlobal Research Conference

Social Innovation and Socio-Digital Transformation

Towards a Comprehensive Innovation Policy

28/29th of October 2019

DASA: Working World Exhibition
Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund


“Social Innovation and Digital/Societal Transformation”, a key event on social innovation in the year 2019, is planned and designed by the “European School of Social Innovation” (ESSI) in cooperation with TU Dortmund University (Social Research Centre sfs) and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Representatives of scientific concepts, policy approaches and outstanding initiatives of social innovation will join. The conference will bring together the leading experts in social innovation research. Questions to be discussed include:

  • the role of social innovation in societal and digital transformation,
  • the relationship between social innovation and technological innovation,
  • the state-of-the-art of conceptualisingand doing social innovation on a global scale,
  • an international comparison of social innovation practices, policies and research.

Supported by:

  • IAT, Institute for Work and Technology
  • NCP, German National Contact Point Society
  • Net4Society, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Societal Challenge 6 (SC6) in Horizon 2020
  • SIX, Social Innovation Exchange
  • ZSI, Centre for Social Innovation