Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  About the Track

Social Innovation Systems

This track covers the concept of social innovation system as an inter-connection of things in developing, diffusing, and utilising innovation targeting social issues or needs. The track aims to tackle societal challenges by fostering society’s inclusiveness and innovativeness. Innovation is essential and crucial in resolving today’s social issues – cohesion, equality and poverty. Crucial to addressing these challenges is the utilisation of social innovation. Both take the perspective of exploring, innovations for society or society for innovation summing up as social innovation.

This track is for anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you are already familiar with the field of social innovation or social entrepreneurship, working for an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or just starting out, this track will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions. We will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin acting as a social innovator. The track will present numerous examples of social innovations happening all over the world. In this track, you will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the diverse spaces around you.