[hackerspaces] TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) Research Project

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 05:19:31 CEST 2014

Interesting. What do you hope that people on the hackerspaces mailing list
will do after reading this?

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Moritz <moritz at headstrong.de> wrote:

> TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) is an ambitious
> research project that will develop a theory of transformative social
> innovation which is about empowerment and change in society. It is
> co-funded by the European Commission and runs for four years, from
> January 2014 until December 2017. TRANSIT will utilize a research method
> which encourages feedback from social entrepreneurs and innovators,
> policy makers and academics to develop a theory with practical
> relevance. The theory will be based on insights from other theories e.g.
> transition theory, social movement theory and institutional theory. The
> research project studies how social innovation can bring about
> empowerment and societal transformation.
> Many social innovators of today work locally, but are connected with
> other innovators around the globe. TRANSIT explores these linkages by
> researching international networks of social innovation in Europe and
> Latin America as case studies both qualitatively and quantitatively.
> Examples of the type of networks that we aim to research are:
> - The Impact-Hub, Global network of social entrepreneurs
> - Ashoka, Network for financial support to social entrepreneurs
> - Time Banks, Network facilitating reciprocal ser vice exchange
> - Credit Unions, Different types of credit cooperatives
> - RIPESS, Network for the promotion of social solidarity economy
> - FABLABS, Digital fabrication workshops open to local communities
> - Hackerspace, User driven digital fabrication workshops
> - Living Knowledge Network, Network of science shops and community-based
> research entities
> - DESIS-network, Network for design for social innovation and
> sustainability
> - Global Ecovillage Network, Network of villages that promote
> ecologically friendly development
> - Transition Towns, Grassroots communities working on ‘local resilience’
> - INFORSE, International network of sustainable energy NGOs
> http://www.transitsocialinnovation.eu/about-transit
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