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25.06.2019
The increase of social needs requires to try out more effective, efficient and fair solutions to some of the critical problems that affect citizens’ life. At the same time, there are successful innovations from all around the world that could be adapted and adopted to respond to these pressing...
21.06.2019
During the past nine years, we have analysed and documented over 2,000 innovations from around the world in an attempt to explore their adaptation and adoption in other local and national contexts. This journey has forced us to build standards around five essential dimensions of social...
14.01.2019
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” So said the Great One, Wayne Gretzky in a quote I first heard spoken by another great Canadian, social entrepreneur Al Etmanski. The phrase largely speaks for itself but the implication is that you won’t achieve anything if you don’t try. I get it. But...
15.10.2018
On October 4th, our team welcomed a delegation from South Korea’s Ministry of Interior composed by Ha Inho, Lee Hyosun and Lee Seong-eun, members of the country’s first social innovation agency. The meeting was an opportunity to get to know each other’s work and exchange ideas about how to...
3.09.2018
UpSocial is one of the partners of the EuroPACE project, recipient of the EU Horizon 2020 grant, that is promoting a new financing mechaninsm to improve the access of general population to energy efficiency retrofits. The model: on-tax financing EuroPACE is the European adaptation of the American...
11.07.2018
We are celebrating our eighth anniversary and on each anniversary we try to share what we have learned by being constantly exposed to innovations from all over the world and in very diverse fields.  It is very stimulating to discover what works and what is generating a great impact, and also to...
19.03.2018
How can post-secondary institutions transform their internal practices and structures to more actively contribute to positive social change? With one of the most accessible post-secondary sectors in the world, it comes as no surprise that various Canadian institutions excel at addressing social...
16.10.2017
Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rotterdam and Stockholm join efforts to find innovative responses to common social challenges by promoting the scale of existing solutions. Through a worldwide research, the Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion project has short-listed 60 innovations from 250+...
1.06.2017
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is an innovative funding mechanism of far-reaching energy efficiency improvements in all different types of buildings. The long-term return on investment through charging property tax allows to overcome obstacles in its exponential implementation and on a large...
26.01.2017
One of DinàmiG’s, Agency of Innovation and Development of La Garrotxa, strategic lines aims to showcase the innovative experiences of the region that fall into the social sphere and then strengthen them in order to provide better solutions to the main challenges facing the region and its citizens....

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