First Day (28.10.2019)

Time Topic Responsible Partner /
9.00 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00 – 12.30 Opening Session
Future of Innovation Policy in Times of Socio-Digital Transformation
Antonius Schröder (ESSI)
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome
Antonius Schröder, Managing Director of ESSI
Louise Pulford, Director of SIX
10.10 – 10.30 Key Address
Peter Dröll, European Commission, Director Industrial Technologies DG Research & Innovation (tbc)
10.30 – 12.00 Keynotes
Geoff Mulgan (NESTA)
New Pathways to the Future of Social Innovation Policy
Elisabeth Shove (Lancaster University)
The Dynamics of Social Practice
Jürgen Howaldt (TU Dortmund University)
The Role of Social Innovation in Societal Transformation
12.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion with the Key Speakers
Moderator Antonius Schröder (ESSI)
Antonius Schröder (ESSI)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.30 Parallel Sessions  
The role of Technologies in Social Innovation Processes Matthias Weber (AIT) /
Antonius Schröder (TUDO)
Diffusion and Societal Transition Anna Butzin (IAT) /
Julia Wittmayer (DRIFT)
Socio-digital Transformation of Work: Beyond the Future of Work
Interested partner: DEUSTO
Steven Dhondt (TNO) / Beyond 4.0 Consortium
Digital Social Innovation and Inclusion Christoph Kaletka (TUDO) /
Bastian Pelka (TUDO)
The Role of Social Innovation for Sustainable Development Jeremy Millard (DTI) /
Doris Schartinger (AIT)
Measurement of Social Innovation Judith Terstriep (IAT) /
Simone Strambach (Philipps-Universität Marburg) /
Georg Mildenberger (CSI)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.30 Future Challenges for Social Innovation Research and Policy in Times of Digitalization
  • Peter Dröll (European Commission, Director Industrial Technologies, DG Research & Innovation) (tbc),
  • Judith Terstriep (IAT)
  • Jeremy Millard (DTI)
  • Steven Dhondt (TNO)
  • Nora Milotay (European Parliamentary Research Service) (tbc)
  • Gianluca Misuraca (EU Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technology Studies, Digital Economy Unit)
Moderator: Klaus Schuch (ZSI)
17.30 Welcome Addresses and Introduction to the Exhibition

  • Thomas Westphal, (Head of Economic Development Agency City of Dortmund)
  • Gregor Isenbort, (Head of DASA Working World Exhibition)


  • Working Life (DASA Exhibition)
  • Dortmund – Social Innovation City (Poster Exhibition)
19.30 Dinner

Second Day (29.10.2019)

Time Topic Responsible Partner /
09.00 – 10.30 Plenary Session
“Social Innovation and Societal Transformation”
Jürgen Howaldt (TUDO)
Johan Schot (Utrecht University)
Transformative Innovation Policy
Flor Avelino (DRIFT Erasmus University Rotterdam) / René Kemp (Maastricht University)
The Origins and Politics of Transformative Social Innovation & Alternative Economies
Lars Hulgard (Roskilde University)
The Role of Social Innovation  in Processes of Societal Transformation”
Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Parallel Sessions
Co-Creation and Social Design Christoph Kaletka (TUDO) /
Francesca Rizzo (POLIMI)
Ecosystems of Social Innovation Toni Caro (DEUSTO) /
Artur Serra (UPC Barcelona)
Social Innovation as a Challenge for Higher Education Institutions Mark Anderson (Caledonian University) /
Dmitri Domanski (TUDO)
The Role of SSH in Processes of Societal Transformation Klaus Schuch (ZSI)
Labs and Spaces for Social Innovation Jürgen Schultze (TUDO) / N.N.
Year One of the Lisbon Declaration: Achievements and Future Perspectives Sophie Reynolds (NESTA) / Louise Pulford (SIX)
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.00 Closing Plenary Session Jürgen Howaldt (TUDO)
Benoit Godin (INRS – Montreal)
Innovation – Past and future of a contested concept
14.15 – 16.00 Parallel Session / Special Events
Brokerage Event (tbc) Net4Society
Networks and Capacity Building SIX
European School of Social Innovation (ESSI) Antonius Schröder (ESSI)