Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Social Innovation for a civic mission: Societal and learner gains through collaboration

conference contribution
posted on 2021-05-18, 17:14 authored by John BarkerJohn Barker, Lesley Cottrell
Over the course of the last 12 months Simply Do Ideas and Coleg y Cymoedd have been exploring how the conjoined worlds of institutional civic mission and social innovation connect with the priorities of local businesses in the South Wales Valleys region. The Valley’s Innovation Project (VIP) combined the entrepreneurial skills of young learners with the economic and social need for businesses to innovate, using the digital innovation platform Simply Do Ideas to enable the collaboration.