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For our class research assignment Part 1, I analyzed and synthesized ideas on social innovation and social entrepreneurship. What I came out with is …

For our class research assignment Part 1, I analyzed and synthesized ideas on social innovation and social entrepreneurship. What I came out with is
1) How does innovation links in with design thinking
2) The importance of social innovators
3) Distinctions in the “types” of, social innovators, for profit, non-profit, and hybrid, and their level of operation, community, regional, national.
Moreover the 2 case studies I found was Project Masiluleke: Texting and Testing to Fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Genovasi, Malaysia where they are cultivating a culture of innovators.
For part 2, the societal challenge in Savannah that I picked was to tackle the drab, gloomy and general unsafe feeling a person gets when walking along some dodgy streets. The real world organization that was tackling this problem is the red-swing project. They:” Anonymously hang red swings in public places inspiring playfulness around the world.”

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  • 1. Research Assignment: Exploring social Innovation & societal challenges Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 2. Part A: Exploring Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 3. Research options online journals SIRR Book Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 4. synthesizing ideas Reading off SSIR’s Winter and Spring 2013 journals, Conceptualizing the International For-Profit Social Entrepreneur by R.Scott Marshall, and the origins of Social Entrepreneurship: Compassion and the Role of Embedded Agency. Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 5. Leading thought players includes: Stanford, Harvard, SAID business school of UK, Yunus Social Business, and others.
  • 6. Definations of social innovation and social entrepreneurs Social Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship: Social innovation refers to new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet social needs of all kinds - from working conditions and education to community development and health - and that extend and strengthen civil society. Social entrepreneurship is the work of a social entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change (a social venture) -wiki - wiki
  • 7. The way I see it is: + Innovators Innovator’s business profit mindset Design thinking = Feasible, viable, desirable solution Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 8. According to Social Innovation Research Review on their winter journal 2013 Social Entrepreneurs are important because they innovate, experiement and they are persistent in their efforts. “social entrepreneurs expand the portfolio of options available for dealing with current and future social and environmental issues.” - J. Gregoy Dees, Duke University Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 9. If you’ll like to further your research, social Entrepreneurship could their form: not for profit for profit hybrid or cross sector their scope: national regional community R.Scott Marshall, from the Journal of Business Ethics (2011) DOI 10.007
  • 10. case studies: Project M: Texting and testing to fight HIV A plan to boost a nations GPA and combat “brain drain” Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 11. Part B: Create a list of the societal challenges that exsist in Savannah Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 12. A list of the societal challenges that exist in Savannah which interests me. Crime under-utilized urban spaces Drab boring social spaces Homelessness General lighting, feeling of safety Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 13. I pick drab and gloomy places How could you spruce up drab and gloomy places to be more festive, cheerful, and make people just feel better? vs vs
  • 14. Inspiration: We anonymously hang red swings in public places inspiring playfulness around the world
  • 15. Possible scope or framework to innovate would be: Identify at least 5 places to encourage playfulness Create a budget for sturdy ropes, and wood Pair up with people who are committed to the idea. Get your needed on ground info. http://www.redswingproject.org/assets/RSP_knotmanual.pdfpacket at Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 16. Constraints Law, the legal side of projects Safety for families and kids Cost to be thoroughly researched Possible to tap into SCAD’s In- defined by how much dustrial Design knowledge swings are to be Law enforcers, police, property pool produced rules and regulations Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1
  • 17. Member’s focal jobs, key needs, and other related jobs Law enforcers Focal job: keep the community safe Key needs regarding this project: Knowing it is approved by the City Council Young Urban Professionals Focal job: Support their company or organizations profit goals Key needs regarding this project: Needing a place to relax , take a break or unwind Families with young kids Focal job: Doing a good job for their family’s livelihood, nurturing their young children. Key needs regarding this project: safety features built into the swings, safe locations for their kids to play in. or any passerby Wei Si, Low | SERV 311 | Research Assignment 1