NSI defines social innovation as follows:
Social innovations are
- new practices that lead to improved development and utilisation of people’s competences,
- organisational renewals,
resulting in increased performance.
NSI enables organisations to leverage knowledge about social innovation to improve their performance.
NSI performs high-quality scientific research on social innovation, together with other organisations and makes this research accessible and applicable.
NSI initiates, executes and facilitates high-quality scientific research on social innovation through:
- co-operating with other organisations;
- developing and stimulating contacts between organisations and researchers;
- contributing to the education on the subject of social innovation;
- co-creating policy regarding social innovation;
- working together with other knowledge centres in the field of social innovation;
- stimulating multidisciplinary collaboration.
NSI in a nutshell. Click here for the presentation.