What is Social Innovation?

so·cial in·no·va·tion, n.

Social innovation is the pursuit of innovative, transformative, and sustainable solutions to social problems.

The problems facing today's world - global poverty, disease, climate change - are more complex than ever before, and solutions require interdisciplinary thinking and cross-sector collaboration. 

Innovative solutions approach problems in an unconventional way, whether through the development of a new solution (called entrepreneurship) or a new approach within an existing organization (called intrapreneurship).

Read definitions of social innovation from the Brown community.