Doing Social is helping to create the conditions for inclusive innovation in Britain, so that communities can access better opportunities to create and co-create innovations which can improve their lives.
WHAT WE DO
Doing Social designs courses, experiences, strategies and resources that support the development of inclusive innovation, so that people in communities, particularly from less-privileged backgrounds, can access opportunities to co-create innovation or progress their own ideas for social change.
In short, we want to help to level the playing field for innovation, so that communities, grassroots-based innovators and beneficiaries of social innovation (innovation for social good), can participate more meaningfully in shaping, delivering and leading the solutions to the problems they face.
We believe that meaningful inclusion, co-creation, and responsible innovation which focuses on impact and based on social justice principles, are key to achieving sustainable social change in communities and improving life chances, hence they are central to our thinking and to the opportunities we develop.
Most people and organisations we speak to, agree that social innovation is not inclusive. People from marginalised and less-privileged groups need better access to opportunities to design and participate meaningfully within social innovation processes.
Inclusive innovation can improve well-being, skills and capabilities to contribute to the economy. Meaningful inclusion can also improve the effectiveness and sustainability of innovations. There are significant social and economic advantages to inclusive innovation.
Doing Social promotes and develops good practice, strategies and tools for inclusive innovation. We work with innovators, organisations and place-based partnerships to stimulate and support inclusive innovation to improve outcomes and the impact of inclusive processes. If you are interested in any of our services, please get in touch.
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In September 2019, Leeds Beckett University and Doing Social will launch an innovative new bachelor’s degree in social change.
In 2016/17, we partnered with the RSA Citizens’ Economic Council.
In 2016/17, we worked in partnership with the Tavistock Institute (TIHR) to pilot a new online game for social entrepreneurship.
Doing Social is collaborating with the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University to create a new undergraduate degree.
Why we think Britain should pursue an inclusive innovation agenda.
On 20 July 2016, we launched our ideas for inclusive and frugal innovation at our inaugural conference at the University of Cambridge.