What is social innovation?

A recently published French report asked the question: What is social innovation?

“During a study tour organized by the 27th Region, we went to explore British social innovation, meeting most design firms and major actors involved in redefining the role of users in public services. How is innovation is it practical in people’s lives? Can be done without technology innovation? Innovation is it to enter politics?”

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This report highlights The Lift Conference: an International conference on innovation, creativity, technology and society, happening in Marseille on the 18-20 June 2009. It also includes work from Engine, Livework, Particple, Charles Leadbeater and others.

(via Dominic and Nick)