Unlocking New Horizons in Social Innovation: A Conversation with Carina Dantas on ECHAlliance Podcast
In a recent ECHAlliance podcast episode, Carina Dantas, CEO of SHINE2Europe and coordinator of the SIRENE project, engages in a captivating dialogue with Federica Porcu, Innovation Manager at ECHAlliance. This illuminating conversation explores the collaborative efforts of SIRENE and the INTEGER project in bridging innovation gaps across European regions. Together, they authored a compelling publication, “Towards the Social Innovation Lighthouse: European Ecosystems Addressing the Innovation Divide,” which delves into the strategies and initiatives for fostering social innovation. Discover the insights shared in this podcast by visiting the link to the full episode.
The SIRENE and INTEGER projects are driving social change and promoting inclusive growth in Europe. Their joint publication, ‘Towards the social innovation lighthouse,’ highlights their mission to overcome the innovation divide and accelerate progress.
SIRENE empowers social and private entrepreneurs for well-being and housing improvements, while INTEGER focuses on sustainable ecosystems for healthy living. Together, they develop frameworks and tools to foster social innovation.
Through co-creation networks, stakeholders collaborate, exchange knowledge, and shape the future of innovation. SIRENE and INTEGER embrace the triple transition of social, green, and digital advancements.
Join the movement towards a brighter, innovative Europe. Stay tuned for updates from the SIRENE and INTEGER projects as they shape the European innovation landscape.
European Commission Launches New Innovation Initiatives, Advancing the New European Innovation Agenda
One year after the adoption of the New European Innovation Agenda, the European Commission is making significant progress in positioning Europe as a leader in deep tech innovation and start-ups. At a conference on deep tech entrepreneurship in Stockholm, Sweden, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager highlighted the achievements and future plans outlined in the Agenda. The delivery of 25 actions is well underway, with nine already implemented and 16 ongoing, including initiatives such as the Regional Innovation Valleys and the EIC Scale Up 100 program. The collective effort of Member States and countries associated with Horizon Europe is driving this innovation agenda, with a strong focus on funding for deep tech scale-ups and talent development.
Discover the exciting collaboration between the SIRENE project and NET4Age-Friendly in advancing Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE). During the recent Management Committee Meeting in The Hague, SIRENE Coordinator Carina Dantas and Willeke van Staalduinen from AFEdemy presented the project’s social innovation framework and its potential synergies with the SHAFE concept. With a focus on inclusive and responsive environments, SIRENE aims to create sustainable and age-friendly digital solutions. The meeting facilitated knowledge exchange and fostered connections within an interdisciplinary network of researchers working towards a healthier and more inclusive future. Explore the fruitful outcomes of this collaboration and the significant steps taken towards promoting well-being and societal advancement.
Register for the 1st SIRENE Science Café, an online event aimed at increasing awareness of social innovation for eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from renowned speaker Blanca Herrero de Egaña Muñoz-Cobo, Spain’s leading Social Innovation expert, and participate in an engaging discussion on “What is Social Innovation.” Register now!