This book captures relevant social innovation initiatives done by the staff and students of the faculty which involved various parties across the university, industries and communities. The featured social innovation projects in this book have the following criteria:
a) bridging and sharing of knowledge between the university, community and industry
b) encourage improvement to the quality of life in terms of newly applied skills or knowledge acquired through the projects
c) sustainable that the projects could be replicated by others including the industries and communities involved
The book was launched by the Vice Chancellor on the 13th of December, 2018 during the Innovation Month Celebration held at Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor, UiTM.
Under the SEASIN Project, TCU SISU is conducting social innovation activities for rural women who have no regular income. On 9.12.2018, TCU SISU launched a training on tailor-made design and sewing to thirty women from the villages near the university. The training will be ended on 27.1.2019. The purpose of the training is to ensure the rural women’s regular income by creating their own business on sewing in their home. Also, the SISU opens the sewing-machine room for those women to practice to increase their capability. In addition, occasionally TCU SISU invites popular designers from Yangon to TCU SISU to share their success stories and experience to the rural women.
It was an honor to have H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron coming to our NUM Social Innovation Lab on Thursday 13th, December. We are delighted to give VR (Virtual Reality) experience on Van Gogh Painting.
SIX is co-curating a unique one day conference with Make a Difference Institute in Hong Kong on 13 January. With speakers from across the globe, we will explore the potential of social innovation labs that take us away from our desks, to co-create innovative solutions with and in the community.
The social challenges we are facing nowadays are complex. They can no longer be solved by traditional planning methods and technocratic approaches. Collaborative and bottom-up approaches are being experimented in global cities around the world.
There is a global movement of these social innovation labs emerging. The labs take very different forms in different contexts.. Launched in 2016, The Jockey Club Make a Difference Social Lab is one of the pioneering lab initiatives in Asia. It is Hong Kong’s first community-initiated public services innovation lab. From libraries and parks, to streets and markets, Social Labs provide opportunities for citizens and government officials to conduct collaborative experiments on addressing community needs.
During the Symposium, we will learn more about the Social Lab model, and explore what it means to change the system, from both inside and out in the Asian context. We will also hear from leading international examples of lab practices including the Public Policy Lab in New York City; 27th Region from Paris, and TACSI from Australia, amongst others.
Join us to be part of the rise of these social innovation labs movement in Asia!
Register now to reserve your space: https://juven.co/sociallabsymposium/
Read this 3 part blog series on the why, how and who of social innovation and academia from the Social Innovation Community in Europe!