The 2014 Social Innovation Report

This report examines how social innovation can be harnessed to benefit the Northern Ireland economy as well as its expected goal of social impact.

It aims to provide a practical and theoretically grounded guide for the growing number of individuals and organizations in Northern Ireland who are trying to understand what social innovation is and its importance across all sectors of the economy; the private, social enterprise, non profit and informal sectors.

The report draws on a growing body of global research from respected academics, innovators, policy makers, funders, social innovation enablers and practitioners, and distils the key information into recommendations, actions and opportunities to be implemented over the short to long term which will have a positive effect on the economy and social impact in Northern Ireland.