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The Social Innovation Think Tank: Indigenous Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Indigenous Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Think Tank The Social Innovation Think Tank series explores the power of social innovation in the modern world; sharing its necessity and capacity to challenge the status quo. The monthly series is hosted by Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey, co-directors of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. They interview academics… Read more

The Hidden Cost of Using Amazon Mechanical Turk for Research: Not a Silver Bullet

The Hidden Cost of Using Amazon Mechanical Turk for Research: Not a Silver Bullet

Written by Antonios Saravanos, Clinical Associate Professor of Information Systems Management, School of Professional Studies, New York University. Antonios is also an Associate Research Fellow for the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and a graduate of the MSt in Social innovation. The online labour force: worth every penny? Online services to facilitate participant recruitment for… Read more

My Social Innovation Story: from fencing to social innovation

My Social Innovation Story: from fencing to social innovation

Written by Rania Rahardja, a student on our MSt in Social Innovation programme, who matriculated with Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Over the next two years, we’ll follow the journey of some of our Cohort Five students, who started the MSt in Social Innovation programme in September 2020. We’ll learn why they applied to… Read more

Student life in a time of chaos

Student life in a time of chaos

Pivoting lifestyles towards a positive mindset For the last three years I have been studying International Business; a subject which in passing may sound dense with its vague title, however, it holds extensive meaning within its context and our society. In September 2019, I chose to study abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to fully understand… Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast The Social Ideas Podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitable… Read more

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Social Extrapreneurship There is growing interest in expanding our understanding of social innovation, moving beyond social entrepreneurship to address societal challenges through different decision-making levels(1) and the collaboration of multiple actors. Social extrapreneurship(2) is a novel view of entrepreneurship: it can be defined as multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle social challenges through innovative solutions. However, as… Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

#PRIDE #LOVE February 2020 has been a blustery month in the UK, perfect for the rainbow flags which have danced with pride atop many buildings around the country. These many-coloured pennants are held high in the sky with pride, celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK; spreading the love and embracing diversity. LGBTQ+ History Month… Read more

Impact through Engagement

Impact through Engagement

The Impact through Engagement series[1] is a collection of films about the work of social science and economics researchers from the University of Cambridge. The films focus on how the researchers achieve impact through their engagement with non-academic partners. Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Fava, from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, discuss why… Read more