A14904 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Scuola di Economia e Management
Academic Year 2019/20 Second Semester

Docente TitolareMario Alberto Varon Garrido
OfficeBuilding M11 wing 1, Second floor

Learning Objectives

This course will expose students to the field of social entrepreneurshhip and innovations by learning from the experience of social entrepreneurs around the world who are developing innovative solutions to address social problems. Students will also understand the world's most pressing problems, identify hidden opportunitties for innovation and design creative solutions that can improve the state of the world.

Learning targets

Course Content

  • Introduction to social entrepreneurship and innovation
  • The state of the world, understanding social problems
  • Social Index Progress and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Profiles of social entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Innovation for social change
  • Business models for social impact and triple bottom line
  • Funding and investing in social enterprises
  • Social Innovation sustainability, scalability and impact measurement
  • Social entrepreneurship and innovation design
  • Design Thinking for social innovation
  • Creating shared value
  • Circular and sharing economy
  • Social enterprise case studies.

Course Delivery

During this course students will attend lectures, analyze social entrepreneurship case studies and develop a group project.

Course Evaluation

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