Social Innovation

Social Innovation

Social innovation is a collective term for contemporary initiatives by people and organizations aimed at achieving innovative solutions to problems in society.


It starts with people and organizations who identify a social problem and who come up with a plan to do something about it. This can develop into a broader initiative involving various different players, including citizens, entrepreneurs and academics. Examples include local and regional activities or complex collaborative alliances at national or international level.
Tilburg University places great emphasis on social innovation as the logical conclusion of existing projects, initiatives and plans developed by its schools, institutes or departments.

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  • Industrial Doctorate funding awarded to Jorgo Goossens for pension research 19 Jul 2018News Industrial Doctorate funding awarded to Jorgo Goossens for pension research
    NWO funds sixteen PhD students through the Industrial Doctorates programme. Jorgo Goossens is one of them, a PhD student at the department of Econometrics & OR at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), supervised by prof. Bas Werker.

  • Save the Date: Digital Society Conference VSNU 27 Nov 2018Event Save the Date: Digital Society Conference VSNU
    The Dutch universities are organizing the Digital Society Conference on Tuesday 27 November to build closer ties with knowledge organizations, the corporate sector and government, and invest in innovative research for a better digital society.

  • EYES project started: Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills 02 Jul 2018News EYES project started: Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills
    Thanks to its Impact Program, Tilburg University has become a partner in a new European project to develop coaching for young people who do not have a job and are not in any form of education or training. The project is called EYES: Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills. The City of Tilburg is participating as well.

  • Expo Experience Robot Love 15 Sep 2018Event Expo Experience Robot Love
    Tilburg University organizes a series of events at this Expo Experience about love between robots and humans. How do we make sure that everyone is happy in a society that is more and more dominated by data technology and artificial intelligence?

  • Impression Impact Conference 2018: Creating impact means working together 28 Jun 2018Direct link Impression Impact Conference 2018: Creating impact means working together
    Scientific research and cooperation with impact. How does that work? And why is it so important? Seven visitors to the Impact Conference hosted by Tilburg University on June 14, 2018 explain what impact means to them and how impact helps make a difference.

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