GCU is currently leading a European initiative, Social Innovation through Knowledge Exchange (SIKE – https://sike-eu.org).
The project is developing novel tools for knowledge exchange practice that embrace social innovation, encourage social entrepreneurship and offer more effective support to local communities. The Partners – leading socially innovative universities and experienced social innovation drivers – will work together to create an ecosystem that nurtures and supports sustainable, resilient and responsible innovation.
As part of the project GCU have forged alliances between stakeholders and established specialised ‘SIKE’ Units that will specifically develop and adapt knowledge exchange tools and processes to the needs of social innovators.
The University is working with a number of best practice models as part of the SIKE project including Wee Seeds, Emotion Works, Remade in Edinburgh, Fearless Femme and COOL Music (Community Orientated and Opportunity Learning Music Project).
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