Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts), and Olivier Rouland, the European Commission’s DG Employment and Social Affairs, were among high profile speakers involved in Glasgow Caledonian University’s Social Innovation: New Pathways and Alternative Solutions conference. GCU is a leading light in working with Social Enterprises and the Third [...]
GCU has received a valuable addition to its archives, with the donation of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) by John Pearce, one of the UK’s founding figures in social enterprise, following his retirement. The papers and documents on Community Development, Community Enterprise, Social Enterprise and Social Accounting and Audit were accumulated over the course of [...]
Increasingly the European Commission is focusing its resources on exploring new avenues through which research and knowledge transfer can respond directly to the needs of society. The term that it has coined for this new conceptual framework is SOCIAL INNOVATION. GCU’s head of European Programmes, Mark Anderson, brought together colleagues in an open forum session [...]
“With a vast number of social enterprise support offerings, as well as local social enterprise networks and coalitions, and support from universities, local councils and more, there is no need for any social entrepreneur to go it alone these days.” Interesting article on The Guardian’s Social Enterprise Network website.
Kenny MacAskill, Justice Secretary and SNP parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh Eastern, pledged his support for social enterprises in Scotland at the opening of the annual Social Enterprise Fair, S2S. The SNP candidate signed up to the new Social Enterprise Charter, showing his support for the continued growth of this vibrant sector in Scottish society. Glasgow [...]
£10 million additional funding is being given to the Social Enterprise Investment Fund in order to allow social enterprises to provide health services. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley at this year’s Social Enterprise Coalition conference Voice 11. Lansley said social enterprises deliver a ‘can do’ attitude, which would be a welcome [...]
The Government is supporting Street League as part of its plans to help build a stronger culture of giving time and money to support charities and voluntary organisations. Staff within the Prime Minister’s Office voted for the charities and social enterprises they would like to support in 2011. They selected Street League, an organisation that [...]
Hamish Dingwall, Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Glasgow Caledonian University, features in this week’s Business 7 magazine. His views on the value of Social Enterprises to the business sector are examined in the article. Find out more information about the Applied Knowledge Exchange works with Social Enterprises.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s Applied Knowledge Exchange was at the S2S Social Enterprise Fair this week. We enjoyed chatting with Social Enterprises, other universities and inviduals about the growing social enterprise sector. Our PgC Social Enterprise course was a hot topic of the day! Find out more from wwww.gcu.ac.uk/business or give us a ring on 0141 [...]
The Applied Knowledge Exchange sponsored a successful Social Enterprise colloquium here at GCU this week. We joined special guest speakers Karen Gilligan from Kibble, Tony Traynor from the Royal Bank of Scotland, Roana Dickson from GCU’s School of Health and Heather Sim from Space Unlimited. Our speakers talked with our MBA and fourth year students [...]