Social Entrepreneurship: Inclusion and Innovation in Society
Mar
16
Mar 17

Social Entrepreneurship: Inclusion and Innovation in Society

  • BNP Paribas Fortis Grand Auditorium Marais

The SEFORÏS project draws to a close with the final conference focusing on key SEFORÏS research executed by various European, Chinese and Russian research teams and social entrepreneurs support organisations. Additionally the conference will also focus on key policy recommendations drawn for years of research on the workings and dynamics of social enterprises in Europe and beyond.
The target audience of the conference are academics, policy makers from various European Commission DGs and the European Parliament, EU, national and regional networks related to social entrepreneurship and social innovation, government administrations, social impact investors and social entrepreneurs.

Programme

Thursday 16 March

9.00-9.15: Registration, coffee & pastry

9.15-9.30: Welcome by Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden & Oksigen Lab, Belgium.

9.30-10.00: Introduction to SEFORÏS by Dr. Tomislav Rimac, LUISS, Italy.

10.00-11.00: Focus on CONTEXT: 'How Social Entrepreneurship can and cannot shape inclusive societies' by Prof. Ute Stephan, Aston Business School, UK.

  • Testimonial by Ms. Antonella Noya, OECD, France. (TBC)

11.00-11.20: Coffee break

11.20-12.20: Focus on FINANCE: 'Tell me how you are financed, I will tell you which social entrepreneur you are' by Assoc Prof. Chloé Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics (SITE), Sweden.

12.20-13.15: Lunch

13.15-14.00: Poster session

14.00-15.00: Focus on INNOVATION: 'Social innovation in for profit and not-for-profit organisations: Insights from the CIS 2015' by Prof. Petra Andries, UGent, KU Leuven Belgium.

15.00-15.20: Coffee break

15.20-16.20: Focus on IMPACT: 'Improving the real difference that social enterprises make: When seemingly minor changes can have a surprisingly big effect' by Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France, Stockholm, School of Economics, Sweden & Oksigen Lab, Belgium.

16.20-16.40: Wrapping up by Assoc. Prof. Chloé Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics (SITE), Sweden.

17.00-18.30: Drink & networking at ViaVia Café: Quai aux 74 Briques (Metro Sainte-Cathérine, 1000 Brussels


Friday 17 March (Morning)

9.00-9.15: Welcome coffee & pastry

9.15-10.15: Focus on GOVERNANCE: 'Governance and Organizing of Social Enterprises' by Prof. Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance, Germany & Stanford University, USA.

  • Testimonial by Ms. Rose Volz-Schmidt, Wellcome gGmbH, Ashoka Fellowship, Germany. 

10.15-10.45: Wrapping up SEFORÏS key research findings by Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France, Stockholm, School of Economics, Sweden & Oksigen Lab, Belgium.

10.45-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-11.45: Keynote about SOCIAL INNOVATION by Dr. Filipe Santos, INSEAD, France & Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal.

11.45-12.30: Panel discussion: 'Future policy making and research in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation'.
Moderator:

Panelists:

12.30-12.50: Closing speech by Prof. Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance, Germany & Stanford University, USA.

12.50: Lunch

Meet the speakers...

Location

 

The conference will take place at the BNP Paribas Fortis Grand Auditorium Marais, Rue des Boiteux 10, Brussels, Belgium.

The venue is easily accessible from:

  • Brussels Airport (train station at -1-level: take the train to Brussels Central Train Station and walk)
  • Brussels Central Train Station (only a 8 minutes walk: see Map)
  • Brussels South/Midi Train Station (arrival from Eurostar, Thalys: take the train to Brussels Central Train Station and walk)
  • All major highways

Acommodation

The following hotels in the neighbourhood of the conference venue are recommended:

Registration

The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory

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Insights from & for social entrepreneurs: global patterns, local realities
Dec
9
9:00 am09:00

Insights from & for social entrepreneurs: global patterns, local realities

  • Aston University

Aston University welcomes you to the International SEFORIS Conference in the heart of Birmingham, December 9th, 2016.

A conversation with social entrepreneurs and international academics conducting the worldwide largest panel study of social enterprises. 

The aim of this conference is to identify and share best practices of how social enterprises can address challenges of governance, financing, innovation and scaling - as identified by both social entrepreneurs and our rigorous international and large-scale research on social enterprises across 10 countries. The conference is set up around input for and from social entrepreneurs. It offers insights how social entrepreneurs working in different contexts have dealt with challenges of governing, financing, innovating and delivering impact; whilst stimulating peer-learning and discussions among social entrepreneurs. The conference is the first to share insights from the world’s largest panel study of social ventures across 8 European countries including the UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Belgium as well as Russia and China. We will also share insights from our unique in-depth case research conducted over the past 3 years in these countries. The conference is the first organised by the SEFORÏS consortium.


Who should attend?

  • Social entrepreneurs and social enterprise support organisations.

We want to initiate a conversation between social entrepreneurs, support organizations and academics. Thus the conference includes both brief academic inputs and insights from social entrepreneurs. It will provide a platform for plenary and round-table discussions and networking.

  • Policy makers, local government representatives and academics.


Conference programme

Morning Programme

8:45-12:00

Prof. Johanna Mair

Prof. Johanna Mair

 

 

8:45-9:15 Registration, Coffee & Pastry

9:15-9:40 Welcome - Introduction to SEFORÏS
Prof. Ute Stephan, Aston University, UK

9:40-10:40 Keynote by Professor Johanna Mair
Hertie School of Governance, Germany & Stanford University, USA
"Innovation and Scaling - How effective Social Entrepreneurs create Impact"

Drawing on a decade of research we transcend widely held misconceptions, getting to the core of what a sound impact strategy entails in the social sector. We reveal an overlooked nexus between investments that might not pan out (innovation) and expansion based on existing strengths (scaling). In the process, it becomes clear that managing this tension is a difficult balancing act that fundamentally defines an organization and its impact. We examine innovation pathologies that can derail organizations by thwarting their efforts to juggle these imperatives.

10:40-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-12:00 International social entrepreneur panel:
"Key Challenges for Social Enterprises"

  1. Mr Robin Lu, First Respond 第一反应® (China) 
  2. Mr Miguel Neiva, ColorADD (Portugal) 
  3. Ms Natassia Fry, Kompis Sverige (Sweden) 
  4. Mr Ramazan Salman, Ethno-Medical Centre (Germany)
  5. Ms Noémi Ambrus Kiry, Blue Bird Foundation (Hungary)
  6. Ms. Céline Gagnon, The Funding Network (UK)

Moderator: Dr. Tomislav Rimac, LUISS, Italy


12:00-13:00

Lunch


Afternoon programme

13:00-17:30

13:00-14:30 Challenges Part 1: Governance and Finance

13:00-13:15 Governance in Social Enterprises. Insights from SEFORÏS
Dr. Miriam Wolf, Hertie School of Governance, Germany

Social Entrepreneur Reflection
Dr. Simon Slater, Sustainability West Midlands, UK

13:25-13:40 Financing Social Enterprises. Insights from SEFORÏS
Assoc. Prof. Chloé Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics (SITE), Sweden

Social Entrepreneur Reflection
Ms. Hannah Stranger-Jones, UnLtd, UK

13:50-14:30 Moderated roundtables Sharing Best Practices on Governance and Finance


Coffee break


14:45-16:15 Challenges Part 2: Innovating and Scaling Impact 

14:45-15:00 Innovation in Social Enterprises and Social Innovation. Insights from SEFORЇS
Dr. Alain Daou, KU Leuven, Belgium

Social Entrepreneur Reflection
Mr. Indi Deol, Aidem Digital, UK

15:10-15:25 Scaling Impact in Social Enterprises. Insights from SEFORЇS
Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France & Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Social Entrepreneur Reflection
Mr. Charles Rapson, School for Social Entrepreneurs Midlands, UK

15:35-16:15 Moderated roundtables Sharing Best Practices on Innovation and Scaling 


Coffee break


16:30-17:30 Cross-country Reflections

16:30-16:45 Social Enterprises across Countries: More Similar than Different? Insights from SEFORЇS  
Dr. Emma Folmer, Aston University, UK 

16:45-16:55 Policy Maker Reflection “The Importance of Social Enterprises for Europe” 
Ms. Ann Branch, European Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

17:00-17:30 Closing Panel “Insight and Learnings Across Countries” 
Moderator Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France & Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Panelists:


17:30-18:15

Drinks & networking


Practical details

LocationAston University, Aston Business SchoolConference Aston, Birmingham, B4 7ET

How to find us. Please pay special attention to the walking route to the university campus from the Birmingham New Street station when traveling by train. The business school is located in front of the multistory main building of the university and next to the library. In case you are travelling by car, we recommend parking at the Millennium Point Car Park near the campus.

Accommodation: a number of rooms for overnight accommodation have been reserved at Conference Aston until 29-10-2016. Please see the booking instructions and quote the code SEFORIS16 in the online system. The rooms are distributed on a first come, first served basis. 

We have allocated sufficient number of spacious rooms for the off-campus lodging in the Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snow Hill hotel. Please book until 07-11-2016 to ensure the best rate (GBP 83) and availability by contacting the reservations agent Katie Mansell via email reservations@hiebirmingham.com or phone +44(0)121 647 3999. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the conference venue.

Please note: The conference is funded by the European Commission and free of charge to participants. We have only limited spaces available and ask that you let us know if you can no longer attend so that we can offer your place to another participant. We understand that life can thwart the participation at an interesting conference! Thank you very much.

Any questions? Contact us at seforis2016@aston.ac.uk

Sep
5
Sep 7

SEFORÏS at the 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) in Glasgow

Between September 5th and 7th 2016, Prof. Ute Stephan from Aston University (UK), Dr. Miriam Wolf and Alexandra Ioan from the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) attended the 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference in Glasgow and presented some first insights generated through the SEFORÏS project.

Prof. Ute Stephan gave a keynote speech (download here) on the role of social entrepreneurship in achieving social change. Going beyond discussing the internal challenges that social enterprises face, the talk focused more on the way in which these organizations have societal impact through their wide range of activities. Drawing on the existing knowledge from several research disciplines, Prof. Stephan focused on a framework for change that can be useful both for practitioners and researchers when discussing social impact.

SEFORÏS was represented also by Dr. Miriam Wolf and Alexandra Ioan who presented first research insights in the “Governance and stakeholders” conference stream. Dr. Wolf’s presentation concentrated around the topic of governance and the key role it plays for social enterprises both internally and externally, as they adapt to different contexts. Ms. Ioan’s presentation revolved around particular cases of social enterprises in Germany and the particularities of their development in this specific welfare system.

The ISIRC 2016 conference was a great occasion to open up some of the current debates around social innovation, social enterprises and their role in society. Some of these topics and many more will also be discussed at the SEFORÏS conference on December 9th, 2016 at Aston University, in Birmingham, UK. 

SEFORÏS research at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Anaheim (California, USA)
Aug
5
Aug 9

SEFORÏS research at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Anaheim (California, USA)

Dr. Emma Folmer and Professor Ute Stephan, both from Aston University, presented latest SEFORÏS research at the largest gathering of management scholars worldwide. In their paper they explore how social enterprises navigate relationships with local government to garner legitimacy, access markets and resources. Their work is titled ‘Bringing the State back in: How hybrid organisations navigate plurality in institutional environments’.

Get in touch with the authors to learn more: e.folmer@aston.ac.uk or u.stephan@aston.ac.uk.

Professor Stephan also presented research on how social enterprises faired in the recession – as part of a workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship in Adverse Conditions’ that she co-organised together with Amanda Bullough from the University of Delaware and Maija Renko, University of Illinois (Chicago).  

Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Anaheim
Presentation of joint SEFORÏS research findings at ICP 2016, Yokohama
Jul
24
Jul 29

Presentation of joint SEFORÏS research findings at ICP 2016, Yokohama

Professor Ute Stephan presented joint SEFORÏS research with Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris and Stockholm School of Economics and Professor Bart van Looy, KU Leuven at the International Congress of Psychology in Yokohoma, Japan. In their paper they explore the basis of social innovation and opportunity recognition from a values perspective. Their paper is titled “Social Entrepreneurs’ Value Profiles, Creativity and Social Business Innovation”.

ICP 2016, Yokohama
Discussion on social entrepreneurship – ChaykhanaLab Strategic Partners Meeting
Jul
13
11:00 am11:00

Discussion on social entrepreneurship – ChaykhanaLab Strategic Partners Meeting

Alexandra Ioan, Hertie School of Governance discussed the particularities and role of social entrepreneurship in Germany with representatives of organisations from Germany and Central Asia: MitOst e.V. (Germany), Eurasia Foundation in Central Asia (Kazakhstan), Institute for Youth Development (Kyrgyzstan), ChaykhanaLab (Germany). The Strategic Partners Meeting was a first step in a program aimed to encourage and support social entrepreneurship in Central Asia.

Organiser: MitOst e.V. and ChaykhanaLab

Venue:  Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (Germany)

Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum hosted by the Hertie School of Governance
Jun
15
Jun 18

Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum hosted by the Hertie School of Governance

  • Hertie School of Governance

Prof. Johanna Mair, Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance and member of the SEFORÏS academic board was the convener of the Forum together with Walter W. Powell, Rob Reich and Paul Brest.  Alexandra Ioan presented her research on interactions between German social enterprises and their resource providers. Miriam Wolf acted as a discussant for a paper on transparency in philanthropic organizations. The Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum provided an extraordinary setting for disseminating and further refining research conducted in SEFORÏS. 

Participants: Prof. Johanna Mair, Alexandra Ioan, Miriam Wolf

International Symposium On Social Entrepreneurship (ISSE)
Apr
28
10:30 am10:30

International Symposium On Social Entrepreneurship (ISSE)

  • Singapore

Prof Ute Stephan, Aston University, gave a keynote on "Successful Social Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Social Change" at the International Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship (ISSE) in Singapore on April 22nd 2016. ISSE was attended by over 250 entrepreneurs and academics from around the world.

What: Keynote: Successful Social Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Social Change

Who: Professor Ute Stephan

Where: Singapore (SG)

Workshop On Emerging Trends In Social Innovation
Apr
28
10:30 am10:30

Workshop On Emerging Trends In Social Innovation

  • Hertie School of Governance

The workshop was designed to bring together alumni of the Hertie School of Governance, researchers and practitioners, all working on the topics of social innovation and social entrepreneurship throughout the world. The SEFORIS team presented some first insights into the data collected as part of the research project. The lively discussion provided valuable feedback and suggestions for future research on social entrepreneurship and it also triggered debates related to the development of these fields of activity.

What: SEFORÏS Session: Social entrepreneurship – trends and patterns in the EU and beyond

Who: Miriam Wolf and Alexandra Ioan

Where: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany (DE)

Female Entrepreneurship In Japan
Feb
28
10:30 am10:30

Female Entrepreneurship In Japan

  • Mabledon Place London, WC1H 9AZ United Kingdom

In collaboration with Kobe University, is delighted to present this special seminar exploring the rise of female entrepreneurship in Japan.

As part of recent economic revitalisation measures, the Japanese government has hoped to encourage business and career aspirations of women through a series of policies including promoting leadership roles for women in traditional business models, and also offering funding and support to nurture young female entrepreneurs.

Despite this, some reports indicate that the number of female entrepreneurs in Japan is still less than half that of men, and the 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index, which assesses favourable conditions for women entrepreneurs, ranks Japan in forty-fourth place, substantially lower than other comparable economies. Why so low?

To explore the challenges facing emerging female entrepreneurs in Japan the seminar will feature a diverse panel including Professor Kazufumi Yugami (Kobe University) a specialist in labour economics who will explore contemporary employment and management practices and policies to explain why growing numbers of women may be more attracted to advancing their careers outwith the typical corporate environment; sociologist Professor Itsuko Kamoto (Kyoto Women's University) who will explore the impact of changing family structure in Japan on the social advancement of women; and Mr Tatsuya Imoto, a representative of Ladies' Entrepreneur Discussions (LED) Kansai, a new government led network which supports and promotes emerging female entrepreneurs.

Drawing from their extensive range of expertise the panel will explore how Japanese culture, society, and economy has encouraged - or discouraged - the growth of female entrepreneurship, and consider how best emerging female entrepreneurs can be supported in future to maximise their potential.

Joining the discussion will be Professor Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School who will offer some comparative comments from a UK/European perspective; and chairing the seminar will be sociologist Professor Kiyomitsu Yui, Executive Director of the Centre for EU Studies at Kobe University.

What: Conference

Who: Professor Ute Stephan

Where: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD, London, United Kingdom (UK)

Inside Aston
Feb
26
10:30 am10:30

Inside Aston

This session explores how companies can innovate around important societal trends (such as aging, social exclusion, greening, the sharing economy) in ways that link positive social impact with benefits to their bottom line. The session is inspired by emerging management concepts such as 'shared value' (Porter) and inclusive growth as well as the latest research on innovative social enterprises around the world. Using examples from a range of industries, participants will hear about innovation opportunities that key societal trends may hold for their business and explore social business models that may fit their organization.

What: Presentation: "Social Business Innovation to access untapped growth markets"

Who: Professor Ute Stephan

Where: Aston Business School, B4 7ET Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK)

Academy Of Management Annual Meeting
Sep
10
11:30 am11:30

Academy Of Management Annual Meeting

  • Vancouver Canada

Ute Stephan presented joint SEFORIS work at the Academy of Management Conference in Vancouver, Canada – the largest gathering of management scholars worldwide. One contribution explored how organizations such as social enterprises can stimulate societal change Organizations Driving Positive Social Change: A Review of Mechanisms and an Integrative Framework (joint with Ciara Kelly, University of Sheffield, Malcolm Patterson, University of Sheffield and Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance). The other paper investigates across 47 countries who becomes a social entrepreneur and shows that while there continues to be a gender gap in social entrepreneurship, this is closed for highly educated women Human Capital, Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship: The Role of Gender and Institutions (joint work with Saul Estrin, London School of Economics and Tomasz Mickiewicz, Aston Business School). Please email Ute if you'd like to learn more about this research U.Stephan@aston.ac.uk.

What: Discussion of two papers

Who: Ute Stephan

Where: Vancouver, Canada (CA)

Academy Of Management Annual Meeting
Sep
4
11:30 am11:30

Academy Of Management Annual Meeting

  • Vancouver Canada

Johanna Mair, Christian Seelos and Miriam Wolf made the presentation Scaffolding: a process of transforming patterns of inequality in rural communities at the Academy of Management meeting on the 11th of August in Vancouver, as part of the Symposium on Interactions as micro dynamics of institutional processes, exploring interactions as a mechanism which contributes to our understanding of the process of institutionalization and institutional change.

What: Presentation: "Scaffolding: a process of transforming patterns of inequality in rural communities"

Who: Johanna Mair, Christian Seelos, Miriam Wolf

Where: Vancouver, Canada (CA)

Sustainable Innovation And Entrepreneurship Academy
Sep
3
10:30 am10:30

Sustainable Innovation And Entrepreneurship Academy

  • Milan Italy

Professor Johanna Mair gave the presentation Organizational and institutional innovation on and around societal challenges at the Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy in Milano on the 3rd of September 2015. The Sustainable Innovation Academy is a three days gathering that addresses PhDs and young scholars interested in Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach in order to create a multidisciplinary community of experienced and young scholars for exchanging ideas and building research collaborations. The experts invited as speakers and other senior researchers support the PhD students and the young scholars in developing their research. They will assist in defining relevant research topics and explain the complex and relevant links with other research streams close to their research topics. The Academy is organized by EU-InnovatE, a EU-funded interdisciplinary research project which addresses the obstacles and prospects for sustainable lifestyles and green economy in Europe.

View the presentation here (pdf).

LSE Panel Discussion ‘Do Women Entrepreneurs Undervalue Themselves?’
Aug
27
11:30 am11:30

LSE Panel Discussion ‘Do Women Entrepreneurs Undervalue Themselves?’

  • London School of Economics

Prof Ute Stephan spoke at a panel discussion triggered by her paper on the gender pay gap among UK social entrepreneurs (joint with Saul Estrin, LSE and Suncica Vuijc, University of Antwerp). The paper can be found here http://ftp.iza.org/dp8650.pdf. The discussion was led by Kerry Healey, President of Babson College and leading expert on entrepreneurship. Panellists were Ute Stephan, co-author of the paper that inspired the panel, Susan Liautaud, inspiring advocate of ethics in business and organisations, and Dentaa Amoateng, journalist, and award- winning entrepreneur.

A recording of the panel discussion and background information about the panel member is available here. Here is a direct link to the video of this event.

What: Panel Discussion

Who: Prof Ute Stephan

Where: London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom (UK)

Discussion With Kim Meredith, Executive Director Of The Stanford Center For Philanthropy And Civil Society
Jun
15
12:00 pm12:00

Discussion With Kim Meredith, Executive Director Of The Stanford Center For Philanthropy And Civil Society

  • Hertie Foundation

Representatives of civil society organizations, researchers and public officials attended an informal Dinner with Kim Meredith, the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society and discussed developments characterizing the US philanthropic sector and their effects on foundations. Practices in the US were compared with the experience in Germany and mutual learning points were developed.

What: Discussion

Who: Prof. Johanna Mair, Dr. Miriam Wolf, Alexandra Ioan

Where: Hertie Foundation, Berlin, Germany (DE)

9th Social Economy Congress
Jun
15
12:00 pm12:00

9th Social Economy Congress

  • Magdeburg Germany

The topic of the conference was "Tradition and Innovation. Strategies for the future of social economy". Practitioners, policy-makers and academics discussed a variety of issues related to social entrepreneurship and social innovation both on national and European level.

What: Talk: "Social innovations – ideology or process?"

Who: Prof. Johanna Mair

Where: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG (BFS), Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V. (BAGFW), Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG., Akademie der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege, Deutschen Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge e.V. 
Magdeburg
Germany (DE)

Berkeley-Paris Organizational Economics Workshop
Jun
10
12:30 pm12:30

Berkeley-Paris Organizational Economics Workshop

  • Berkeley, California United States

Marieke Huysentruyt presented at Berkeley-Paris Organizational Economics Workshop (Haas School of Business - U. of California-Berkeley) - April 10-11. Title of the paper: CEO's Values, Management Style and Firm Performance: Evidence from Social Enterprise in Europe (PDF)

What: Lecture: "CEO’s Values, Management Style and Firm Performance: Evidence from Social Enterprise in Europe"

Who: Marieke Huysentruyt

Where: Haas School of Business - U. of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, United States (US)

Lecture By Professor ​Marieke Huysentruyt (Stockholm School Of Economics)
Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

Lecture By Professor ​Marieke Huysentruyt (Stockholm School Of Economics)

  • Moscow Russia

Professor Marieke Huysentruyt (Stockholm School of Economics) gave a lecture at the Moscow School of Civic Education on social enterprise to 40+ participants, all from Russia, different walks of life, with a social drive.

What: Lecture

Who: Marieke Huysentruyt

Where: Moscow School of Civic Education, Moscow, Russian Federation (RU)

Workshop: "The Role Of Innovations In Enhancing NGO's Sustainability"
Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

Workshop: "The Role Of Innovations In Enhancing NGO's Sustainability"

  • Moscow Russia

Between May 23rd and 25th, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow together with the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, organized a workshop on "The Role of innovations in enhancing NGOs Sustainability". The workshop was designed to bring together 30 scholars and students from both schools in order to exchange experiences and insights on the topic of innovation and its role in civil society in both countries and beyond. Alexandra Ioan (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin) attended the workshop and presented first insights from the in-depth case studies conducted as part of the SEFORÏS project in Germany. The other participants were very interested in the research approach adopted by SEFORÏS and in the contribution it can make to raise awareness on social entrepreneurship as a phenomenon in various countries and contexts.

What: First findings from SEFORÏS presented at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Who: Alexandra Ioan (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)

Where: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation (RU)

UnLtd See Change Scale & Growth Conference
May
12
12:00 pm12:00

UnLtd See Change Scale & Growth Conference

  • Nottingham Conference Centre

The conference was attended by over 90 delegates including social enterprises and social enterprises support organizations including university business support offices. Ute shared latest insights about social innovation based on SELUSI/SEFORIS research, and outlined how higher education institutions can support social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

What: Presentation on “Social innovation” – Key drivers and how to make social innovations stick to deliver social impact

Who: Ute Stephan (Aston Business School)

Where: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, NG1 4BU Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK)

EFESEIIS Project Meeting And Stakeholder Workshop
Apr
14
2:30 pm14:30

EFESEIIS Project Meeting And Stakeholder Workshop

  • Warsaw Poland

EFESEIIS is SEFORIS' sister project. Ute Stephan presented the SEFORIS project and inputted into workshops and discussion of how to create an enabling eco-system for Social Entrepreneurship and the role of policy.

For more information see: 
http://www.fp7-efeseiis.eu/efeseiis-project-first-stakeholders-workshop/

What: SEFORÏS Presentation,: Input on how to create enabling eco-systems for Social entrepreneurship

Who: Ute Stephan (Aston Business School)

Where: University of Warsaw, KrakowskiePrzedmieście 26/28, Warsaw, Poland (PL)

Social Entrepreneurship Research Day
Apr
14
12:30 pm12:30

Social Entrepreneurship Research Day

  • Bermingham United Kingdom

Presentations of recent SEFORÏS research work on social entrepreneurship and context and social entrepreneur strategies to navigate and change their context.

What: Presentations and paper development workshop lead by Aston SEFORÏS

Who: Ute Stephan, Emma Folmer, Andreana Drencheva, Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston Business School) as well as other researchers from Aston Business School and the University of Sheffield

Where: Aston University, Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom (UK)

Social Entrepreneurship Exchange Network
Apr
14
12:30 pm12:30

Social Entrepreneurship Exchange Network

  • Millenium Point

Workshop and exchange of best practice around how to foster social entrepreneurship in universities, Unltd's SEE change programme and the value of international, national and local networks

What: Workshop and panel discussant ‘Value of Networks’ for Social Entrepreneurship

Who: Ute Stephan (Aston Business School)

Where: Millennium Point , B4 7XG Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK)

2nd International German Forum
Jan
27
2:30 pm14:30

2nd International German Forum

  • Berlin Germany

Prof. Johanna Mair from the Hertie School of Governance in Germany was invited to the Chancellery of the Federal republic of Germany together with a number of other high-level international experts in order to discuss social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Germany.

What: Conference and Discussion about "What matters to people – innovation and society”

Who: Johanna Mair (Hertie School of Governance)

Where: Chancellery of the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin, Germany (DE)

SER Work Conference Social Enterprises
Jan
19
2:30 pm14:30

SER Work Conference Social Enterprises

  • Den Haag

The SER commission is preparing to advice the minister and government on social entrepreneurship and social enterprises. With these interactive working conference they plan to gain input and knowledge. More information can be found here.

What: Active panel discussions and table discussions organised by SER

Who: Marieke Huysentruyt (Oksigen Lab)

Where: SER venue, Den Haag, Netherlands (NL)

Policy Event 'Reflections On The Banking Crisis' Of Industry And Parliamentary Trust (IPT)
Jan
14
3:00 pm15:00

Policy Event 'Reflections On The Banking Crisis' Of Industry And Parliamentary Trust (IPT)

  • House of Commons

Ute Stephan (Aston Business School) presented research insights of SELUSI and SEFORÏS on the conference of "Learning from positive outliers: Four Business Practices for resilient banking". Read more on this blog.

What: Learning from positive outliers: Four Business Practices for resilient banking

Who: Ute Stephan (Aston Business School)

Where: House of Commons, London, United Kingdom (UK)

Workshop: Scaling Up Social Innovation
Jan
14
2:30 pm14:30

Workshop: Scaling Up Social Innovation

  • Brussels Belgium
Workshop Scaling up social innovation: first experiences and policy inputs from the pilot action 'Networks of incubators of social innovation'.
What: Workshop 'Impact at Scale'
Who: Marieke Huysentruyt (Oksigen Lab)
Where: Brussels, Belgium (BE)