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How to get the most out of this course

This course will explore the global and local environmental challenges that human society faces today and introduce you to the concept of upcycling as well as how to start up …

Farewell Article

We invite your feedback and reflections on the Social Innovation course. Thank you very much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to be with you, on your journey …

Meet the team

This step introduces you to the team who will be guiding you through this course. You can use the links to access their profiles, and from the profile pages you …

Contributors to the Course

This step provides more information about the organisations that support this course, as well as example social enterprises. Created by: Dr Sara Calvo and Dr Andrés Morales Minca Ventures Ltd …

Social Innovation Competition

Optional Competition This optional competition is being run by Minca Ventures Ltd and is not affiliated with FutureLearn in any way. Please be aware that any personal data you upload …

Marketing and Technological Tools for Social Innovators

Unlike traditional marketing for profit-driven companies, marketing for impact-driven, social projects requires an emotional value design with a different thinking approach coupled with different metrics compared to that of traditional …

Financing Models for Social Innovation

For a traditional business, when it finds a way to create value for their customers, they’ve found their source of revenue. Having said that, similar to a non-profit organisation, when …

Agile Organisations: Scrum and Kanban

What is an agile organisation? A company that has fast responses to changes in the marketplace and workplace trends is called an agile organisation. These companies are already aware that …

Do you need a mentor or coach?

A mentor is someone who help you to pursuit your career with experience in the field that you are interested in. Coaching is a discipline that helps people produce extraordinary …

Personal SWOT Analysis

A SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity and threat) analysis is a common tool in the professional world to evaluate the past, present and future position of a company. It provides organizational …

Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation

No, it’s not a spelling mistake, this report isn’t meant to tell you about being a social entrepreneur, but a social intrapreneur instead. Now you might not be familiar with …

The Social Innovation Lean Canvas

Your business model is an integrated view of your entire organisation, bringing together your social model, strategy and operational plans. These components form the ‘engine’ of your organisation, with your …