The second cohort of Project SIED started in January 2022. On April 6, the group will have their training in TRIER. In the project 'Social Innovation Education' the partners develop, test and implement a training programme for managers in the field of social welfare. The further education programme strengthens competences in the methodical promotion of social innovations which contribute to the further development of social services in Europe. Through the close cooperation with our partners in Bilbao, Brussels, Trier and Oslo we link different regional actors within Europe and thus create synergy effects. The importance of the different welfare systems for the solution of societal challenges also becomes visible.The teaching program combines different approaches such as classical seminar setting, getting to know innovations in practice, development of own solution approaches and a business plan for implementation in a lab phase and questions of dissemination and sustainability of social innovations. Different approaches are developed, tested, implemented and evaluated at the respective locations in order to gain a tailor-made, effective and sustainable teaching programme for the promotion of social innovations. For more information visit: www.socialinnovationedu.eu.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schröer, Moritz Lackas and Tim Zebahl from the Department of Organizational Education have contributed to the establishment of nine regional Social Innovation Labs in the field of home care by setting up a transnational structure (transnational lab). The transnational lab developed a methodological framework and provided expertise on the business model development of the labs. In the nine new founded labs, 275 participating social innovators are currently working on a total of 63 innovative solutions in the field of home care in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Germany and Austria. Please go here for the Information on Interreg "D-Care Labs".
If I want to start a business, how can I develop that idea to found my company? Participants of the first SPIRIT Summer School in September 2021 took a full week to learn and create and exchange with other people and mentors. (Source: SPIRIT Homepage)
Tamara Freis and Friederike Schütz offered two sessions on "Ideation & Problem Solution" and on "Value Proposition and Client Segments". The participants were introduced to tools and techniques for creative development of business ideas. They applied especially the methods Design Thinking and Business Model Generation to their own project ideas in order to generate the optimal fit between problem and solution.
For more information please visit: https://spirit.uni-trier.de/veranstaltungen/summer-school. A detailed review of the first SPIRIT Summer School 2021 can be found here.
Our interdisciplinary Projekt SPIRIT for developing entrepreneurial competence in the Human and Social Sciences at Trier University won funding in the amount of 2 million Euros by EXIST-Funds of BMWI (state ministry of economy and energy).
Final presentation at the end of first workshop series of the innovation lab UnTIL in July 2019 by the group members: they vividly demonstrated their business models.
Solutions to Societal Problems can be illustrated with playmobil people: Alumni of the Non-Profit-Project Seminar enthusiastically promoted their service idea for refugees to their customer, Ehrenamtsagentur Trier.