IDENTIFYING AND TRANSFERRING
THE BEST SOCIAL INNOVATIONS
MIQUEL DE PALADELLA
Birmingham, July 10th, 2013
2
THE NEED
3
“Nearly every problem has been solved
by someone, somewhere. The challenge
of the 21st Century is to find out what
works...
Investigate the best proven innovations globally, and facilitate
their implantation locally to resolve critical social pro...
5
EVIDENCE SCALE
PROVEN INNOVATIONS
6
ENGAGEALL
EXISTINGACTORS
MEASURE
SUCCESSBASED
ONIMPLEMENTA-
TION& IMPACT
RESPOND TO
DEMAND
7
SEARCHING SOCIAL INNOVATIONS
 Ashoka
 Avina
 B-Corp Community
 CityMart.com
 Fast Company
 GTNE
 Next Billion
 S...
8
DEFINITION OF THE
CHALLENGE
RESEARCH SELECTION
THE PROCESS
9
AGENDA OF
MEETINGS
PUBLIC EVENT IMPLEMENTATION
10
Increase the
employability
of people with
disabilities
Reduce youth
unemployment
Improve
opportunities
for single-
pare...
11
Employability of
people with
disabilities
Youth
unemployment
Opportunities for
single parented
families
Improving the
i...
12
388
identified
16
selected
8
Implemented
+4
OUTCOMES
6 MONTHS 3 MONTHS
13
DESCRIPTION:
 Employs high-functioning autistic
adults and uses their special skills to
out-perform the market.
 Spec...
14
DESCRIPTION:
 Takes advantage of special tactile
abilities of blind people in the health
sector.
 Blind women are tra...
15
DESCRIPTION:
 Huge multi-business social
enterprise employing over 2,300
people with mental disabilities.
 They place...
16
DESCRIPTION:
 The best programme to make all
teachers extraordinary Maths
instructors.
 All children end up excelling...
17
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
Students Achieving Minimum Standard at End of Year-6
1 Year
JUMP Usage
60% 62%
28%
12%
S...
18
-12%
-10%
-8%
-6%
-4%
-2%
0%
2%
19 9 8 19 9 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 2...
19
DESCRIPTION:
 Radical approach to learning by
doing: vocational training
programme that allow students to
combine less...
20
DESCRIPTION:
 Two single moms raising children
together can achieve more than
one struggling alone.
 “Mom-matching” s...
THANKS
Miquel de Paladella
mdepaladella@upsocial.org
www.upsocial.org | www.si-c.org
@mdepaladella | @UpSopcialBCN
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SIC Presentation in Birmingham, Eurocities on Social Inclusion, Summit, 10 July 2013

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Miquel de Paladella's presentation on social innovation for Communities (SIC) in Birmingham in the context of the Eurocities for Active Inclusion initiative. 10 July 2013

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SIC Presentation in Birmingham, Eurocities on Social Inclusion, Summit, 10 July 2013

  1. 1. IDENTIFYING AND TRANSFERRING THE BEST SOCIAL INNOVATIONS MIQUEL DE PALADELLA Birmingham, July 10th, 2013
  2. 2. 2 THE NEED
  3. 3. 3 “Nearly every problem has been solved by someone, somewhere. The challenge of the 21st Century is to find out what works and scale it up.”
  4. 4. Investigate the best proven innovations globally, and facilitate their implantation locally to resolve critical social problems. THE IDEA 4
  5. 5. 5 EVIDENCE SCALE PROVEN INNOVATIONS
  6. 6. 6 ENGAGEALL EXISTINGACTORS MEASURE SUCCESSBASED ONIMPLEMENTA- TION& IMPACT RESPOND TO DEMAND
  7. 7. 7 SEARCHING SOCIAL INNOVATIONS  Ashoka  Avina  B-Corp Community  CityMart.com  Fast Company  GTNE  Next Billion  Schwab Foundation  Skoll Foundation  Standford Social Innovation Review  Unreasonable Institute  Young Foundation
  8. 8. 8 DEFINITION OF THE CHALLENGE RESEARCH SELECTION THE PROCESS
  9. 9. 9 AGENDA OF MEETINGS PUBLIC EVENT IMPLEMENTATION
  10. 10. 10 Increase the employability of people with disabilities Reduce youth unemployment Improve opportunities for single- parented families in risk of social exclusion Improve the environmental impact of mass tourism in Barcelona FIRST 4 CHALLENGES
  11. 11. 11 Employability of people with disabilities Youth unemployment Opportunities for single parented families Improving the impact of tourism 112 23 5 97 28 4 93 18 4 86 26 3 OUTPUTS
  12. 12. 12 388 identified 16 selected 8 Implemented +4 OUTCOMES 6 MONTHS 3 MONTHS
  13. 13. 13 DESCRIPTION:  Employs high-functioning autistic adults and uses their special skills to out-perform the market.  Specialisterne offers software testing services, data entry, and quality control. IMPLEMENTATION:  Investor and entrepreneur found;  Initial contacts with flagship clients;  Joins social entrepreneurship programme at ESADE + financial support from BBVA.  Started operating on July 4, 2013. SPECIALISTERNE
  14. 14. 14 DESCRIPTION:  Takes advantage of special tactile abilities of blind people in the health sector.  Blind women are trained as medical tactile examiners and employed by gynaecologists for early detection of breast cancer. IMPLEMENTATION:  First training of Spanish tactile examiners organised in Germany in October 2013;  Training centre committed for future;  4 gynaecologists interested in providing the first employment contracts from 2014. DISCOVERING HANDS
  15. 15. 15 DESCRIPTION:  Huge multi-business social enterprise employing over 2,300 people with mental disabilities.  They place 23% of their people in the ordinary marketplace every year. IMPLEMENTATION:  18 social enterprises in Barcelona are trying to implement a similar management model. SHEKULO TOV
  16. 16. 16 DESCRIPTION:  The best programme to make all teachers extraordinary Maths instructors.  All children end up excelling in Maths with extraordinary results.  Excelling in Maths take children to improving overall performance in school and avoiding failure… and competences in STEM. IMPLEMENTATION:  10 public schools will implement JUMP in 2013-2014 as a pilot, and 50 in 2014-2015.  A full randomised-controlled study and a standardised national test will be implemented at end of academic year 2015. JUMP MATH
  17. 17. 17 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Students Achieving Minimum Standard at End of Year-6 1 Year JUMP Usage 60% 62% 28% 12% Start of Year-5 (Pre-JUMP) End of Year-6 Start of Year-6 (Pre-JUMP) End of Year-6 2 Years JUMP Usage Case: Lambeth School – Borough of Lambeth, UK
  18. 18. 18 -12% -10% -8% -6% -4% -2% 0% 2% 19 9 8 19 9 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 9 2 0 10 1998 2007 2010 -9% -6% +2%Launch of National Numeracy Strategy Introduction of JUMP Math +3% +8% Pass Rates on National Math Exams for Lambeth vs. National Average 3 Years 9 Years
  19. 19. 19 DESCRIPTION:  Radical approach to learning by doing: vocational training programme that allow students to combine lessons with operating the school business units.  Adapted to Spain for NEETS. IMPLEMENTATION:  Two private vocational training centres preparing a pilot for 2014.  A new vocational training centre being created to adopt the entire methodology in 2015. FUNDACIÓN PARAGUAYA
  20. 20. 20 DESCRIPTION:  Two single moms raising children together can achieve more than one struggling alone.  “Mom-matching” site to connect single moms interested in sharing a home by pooling their resources.  Coordinating single-mothers social networks. IMPLEMENTATION:  US website operating since 1992.Global web site to be launched in July.  Spanish version will be ready in October 2013. CO-ABODE
  21. 21. THANKS Miquel de Paladella mdepaladella@upsocial.org www.upsocial.org | www.si-c.org @mdepaladella | @UpSopcialBCN

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