Call for tenders for a study on social innovation in the Digital Agenda
The European Commission has published a call for a study on social innovation in the Digital Agenda.
The work will focus on the innovation enabled by future internet. Of particular interest is social innovation enabled by the 'network effect' of the internet, new models for co-production and sharing of content, and open development of apps. The study will include an analysis of how the open innovation ecosystems can be more fluid for new entrepreneurship and enterprise creation based on societal innovation. The study will cover a wide range of stakeholders, involving entrepreneurs, academics, students, 'geeks', non-governmental organisations, volunteers and average users. The objectives of the study include:
- identifying the actors in the different regions of Europe and worldwide;
- analysing and comparing their approaches, especially in relation to the objectives of the European Digital Agenda;
- identifying and comparing the most effective strategies for maximising innovation in European research programmes;
- mobilising the new actors and the general public in view of future research actions and social innovation activities;
- exploring new types of entrepreneurship and business models enabled by simultaneous societal innovation and user-centricity in service creation, using open innovation ecosystems.
To see the official call announcement, please consult:
OJ No S 125 of 3 July 2012
Remarks: Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text.
Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the European Union
Document Reference: OJ No S 125 of 3 July 2012
Subject Index: Information and communication technology applications ; Information, Media; Business aspects; Social Aspects; Innovation, Technology Transfer; Coordination, Cooperation; Policies