In the face of complex social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century it is imperative that we innovate. Social innovation labs aim to do just that by bringing together civil society, private sector, government, and beneficiaries to take a systems view, co-create solutions, and learn by doing. Please visit our Innovation Lab Insight Center for our complete set of articles by thought leaders in the space.
This document addresses key questions to understand when and how to work with social innovation labs. It also includes several case studies and examples.
View a recording of our November 10, 2014, webinar intended to build an understanding of what social innovation labs are and how they can be used to address complex social and environmental problems. We share research, expert insights, and perspectives on how these labs have helped funders and nonprofit organizations create environments conducive to innovation and experimentation.
This document summarizes the results of a survey of 75 innovation labs. It includes an overview of the landscape of innovation labs, lab practices and results, and perspectives on what is needed to advance the field.
This document includes insights from a survey of 23 funders to understand their perspectives on and experience with social innovation labs.
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