digital social innovation

Across Europe there is a growing movement of people developing inspiring digital solutions to social challenges. We call this digital social innovation (DSI). These digital solutions have developed thanks to big advances in technology, such as the open source and open data movements, low-cost open hardware, crowdsourcing and Internet of Things (IoT). By empowering citizens and engaging them in civic action, they provide new ways of building social movements, delivering public services and creating social impact in fields as diverse as healthcare, education, democracy, environment, transport and housing.

 

Ben je bezig met duurzaamheid en nieuwsgierig hoe nieuwe, open technologieën daaraan kunnen bijdragen? Doe mee met de Social Tech Tour.

 

De eerste aflevering van de online cursus 'Digitalisering doet ertoe' gaat over Digitale Identiteit.

 

Hoe kunnen we het beste samenwerken aan oplossingen voor de grootstedelijke vraagstukken? Hoe creëer je een gezonde stad met gelukkige mensen? In de driedelige programmareeks Designing the city buigen het AMS Instituut en Waag zich over deze uitdagingen.

 

TNO heeft een nieuwe publicatie uitgebracht 'De Staat van Nederland Innovatieland 2018', met een bijdrage van Marleen Stikker.

 

Mooi portret van Eva Couwens en Bas van Abel van Fairphone in Trouw, getiteld 'Fairphone breidt uit - met alle ethische dilemma's van dien'.

 

Blockchain is vooral een technologische hype, schrijft Margo Potma, die de inzet ervan onderzocht in de cacaosector in Costa Rica.

 

Fairphone heeft via een crowdfundingactie 2,5 miljoen euro weten op te halen, bedoeld om de productie op te schalen en de impact te vergroten.

 

Een overzicht van de fragmenten gekozen door Marleen Stikker voor de derde aflevering van VPRO Zomergasten van 2018.

 

DSI talks is een serie avonden die onderzoekt welke technologieën nu echt potentie hebben in het oplossen van duurzaamheidsvraagstukken.

 

Wanneer kunnen we spreken van 'Digitale sociale innovatie' (DSI)? En wat valt buiten het bereik van DSI?

 

De Britse econoom Kate Raworth kwam naar de Waag om met Amsterdamse stadsmakers en wethouders de toepassing van de Donuteconomie te bespreken.

 

De deeleconomie heeft een enorme impact op onze steden. De vraag is: wie beheert de platforms? Opinieartikel door Marleen Stikker.

 

Whereas the DSI (digital social innovation) policy agenda was mainly focused on the level of the European Union, we see that cities are strongest in materializing the DSI idea. It’s likely that the biggest impact is reached when those levels are connected. A new idea that could contribute to this ambition is the ‘third space’. In third spaces, stakeholders from multiple levels come together at urban nodes to shape the future without being preoccupied by administrative boundaries.

 

Digital technologies and the internet are providing new opportunities to address social challenges. We call this phenomenon digital social innovation (DSI). To explore what DSI is, who is working on it, and how they can be supported, www.digitalsocial.eu was launched by Nesta in partnership with SUPSI, Waag, and with funding from the European Commission DG Connect.

 

Many people, including me, have high hopes for Digital Social Innovation. The traditional models of innovation, to be blunt, have failed us on many fronts. They prove, on the long run, to be disastrous for the planet, for economic equality, for social cohesion and for our sense of self and belonging, by focussing on the economic dimensions and the short run alone.

 

On Wednesday June 22nd, the first Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in Ukraine was organized by TechSoup Europe, Fundament and the Civil Network OPORA. Twenty speakers from various countries made their pleas, shared best practices and issued warnings about the role of technology in furthering democratic societies. On behalf of Clarity, Making Sense and Digital Social Innovation for Europe, I was invited to speak about recent developments in citizen empowerment, maker movements and the appropriation of technology for social good.

 

Tijdens de Open Innovation 2.0 Conference in Amsterdam (KIT - Tropeninstituut), heeft Marleen Stikker de Open Innovation Luminary award 2016 ontvangen.

 

By taking away initiative, enforcing top-down control, and focusing on maximizing efficiency instead of possibility, the smart city is a disaster waiting to happen. Our hope lies in its constituents: the citizens. Citizens can become smart, engaged, and illuminated through mastering the technologies that help them express themselves, connect to others, share their resources and thoughts, and that helps them to reflect so they can decide the best course of action. In short, the technologies that help them to solve their own problems in a better and more thorough way.

 

BrabantKennis is gestart met een blogreeks over ‘Slim Brabant’. Een aantal experts uit het veld voeden met deze reeks de discussie over de impact van digitale technologieën voor de Brabantse economie en samenleving. Mijn bijdrage is de eerste in de reeks, met een viertal adviezen.

 

Op dinsdag 17 februari 2015 werd in Brussel het rapport over Digitale Sociale Innovatie (DSI) gepresenteerd, waaraan de afgelopen maanden hard is gewerkt door onder meer Nesta, Waag en ESADE.

 

The final report on Digital Social Innovation, titled 'Growing a digital social innovation ecosystem for Europe' was published in February 2015. This report commissioned by the European Commission, DG CONNECT is the first systematic network analysis of the emerging digital social innovation (DSI) ecosystem in Europe.

 

An interview with Marleen Stikker, co-founder of Waag about her work, influences and social change.

 

In this blogpost, we introduce five examples of ‘glocal’ digital social innovators. These organisations are creating bridges between local issues and a global group of participants in innovative ways. Since 2013 we are involved in the Digital Social Innovation research project. The European Commission has funded the project to build a living map of organisations that use digital technologies for the social good. As part of the project, we want to explore the different organisations we came across during our research.

 

De projectpartners van het EU-project Digital Social Innovation hebben een interim rapport uitgebracht van 217 pagina's met betrekking tot de ontwikkelingen en de spelers op het gebied van sociale innovatie in Europa.

 

On 3 February 2014, at the European Commission in Brussels, a one-day policy workshop for Digital Social Innovation (DSI) was organised to share knowledge among policy makers, government agents, and DSI practitioners, and to jointly explore a range of tools that might encourage and accelerate digital social innovation.