Explore the community of organizations and initiatives involved in Social Innovation.
The following initiatives are funded by the EC under FP7 objective 5.5 of Work Programme 2013 and divided into three categories as presented below. These projects are developing solutions related to social issues through the use of ICT tools. The vision behind this initiative is that individuals can collectively make things better in the society if they are given the opportunity to act socially.
These initiatives are called CAPS (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation) and according to EC are ICT systems leveraging the emerging "network effect" by combining open online social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments ("Internet of Things") in order to create awareness of problems and possible solutions requesting collective efforts, enabling new forms of social innovation
Visit their websites and learn more about what they do!
View the “Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation: An Introduction” book and find more about CAPS.