The SILICE project will develop an open-source platform that promotes social innovation ideas and international cooperation at regional level between the EU, Israel, and India. It also seeks to tackle cross-cutting issues like gender-balance and equal opportunities for women. This project will develop a creative and supportive environment in partner HEIs through the establishment of SinnoLABs (Social Innovation Labs) which will contribute to the development of social economy enterprises in their diverse forms (including social enterprises) which play an important role in increasing the competitiveness and efficiency of the Israeli and Indian economy in many different ways.
Project Duration: October 2016 – October 2019
- To produce better social entrepreneurship skills through a renovated teaching method
- To increase the quality of education and HEIs providing more prepare graduates to enter the labour and social market.
- To train citizens from public-private sector interested in social innovation as well as providing services for other organizations.
- To increase the number of SM SI&Es and creating a path towards sustainable economic growth.
MAIN OUTPUTS AND OUTCOMES
- Setting up, equipping and linking creative centers (SinnoLABs) in each third country HEI to support students and researchers ideas that can potentially end up in the market as socially beneficiary products through social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
- Improving the skills and competencies of staff working at SinnoLABs to support social entrepreneurship and bring closer social enterprises and HEIs.
- Designing an intensive training program on teaching social entrepreneurship seeking to integrate effective and new methods of teaching social entrepreneurship in the respective courses through case-studies and problem-solving methods.
- Implementing pilot activities organized by the SinnoLABs
- Creating a network of professors and practitioners to encourage social entrepreneurship and cooperation enterprise-HEI in beneficiary countries.
The project is designed in a way that that dissemination of the project’s results will continue upon the completion of its formal activities because the impact of the proposed activities and solutions is of great significance for the improvement of HEIs, and further beyond the entire HEI system through more (social) entrepreneurial universities, both in training activities as part of curricula and permanent structures (SinnoLABs ) that favour social entrepreneurship and foster cooperation between universities and social enterprises.