Today and tomorrow FuSIon Fest - The Social Innovation Festival is taking place in Northern Ireland. Because innovation should be more than economic growth, Building Change Trust (BCT) have called for social innovation to be treated on a par with business Research & Development (R&D). As s result of that FuSIon Fest is being organised by Innovate-NI and hosted by CBT.
Guest Speakers at FuSIon Fest
The festival will take place in two days in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast. At the time this article is being written EBN and EU|BIC Business Development Friesland (BDF) are hosting a workshop on social innovation from an EU perspective. The session presents a new flagship programme funded by the European Commission, DG Grow, the Social Challenges Innovation Platform aiming at supporting social innovation players from different sectors, different thematic areas and different geographical contexts.
Social Innovation: an EU perspective
EBN partner of the project together with Meta Group and Impact Hub, shows hand in hand with BDF the social innovation challenges active in the platform, like the one presented by Spare Space.
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