In the context of growing dynamics of change, social innovations are becoming more important. They describe the creation, enforcement and spreading of new social practices – which can but do not have to – be linked to new technologies. They manifest themselves in different forms in our society and are – like technological innovations – important drivers of social change: they change the way in which we live together, work, consume, distribute wealth or deal with crises.
In recent years, social innovations have become more important in the research at Fraunhofer ISI. As new actors and organizations have increasingly influenced the landscape of innovation and this process goes together with new social practices. Scientists analyzed which new social practices come about and how they affect our society. How do they contribute to the change and reorientation of the added value?