Social
Innovation

What is it?

Developing, collaborating, researching and prototyping in new ways and in new combinations to meet social needs.

Aims of Social Innovation:

  • Meeting social needs and solving pressing problems through new ideas, new partnerships and dynamic settings for experimental and collaborative practice.
  • Where enterprise activation, startups and acceleration have been explored in depth the value and potential of social innovation are still emerging, though Victoria and Melbourne already hold important expertise and comparative advantage.
  • Designing policy and workforce solutions in the social economy in various fields, including, health, housing, disability and justice in partnership with industry, civil society, government, users, and experts.

Social Innovation in MID

Melbourne Knowledge Week Stories

Melbourne Knowledge Week Stories

The City of Melbourne teamed up with RMIT’s School of Media and Communication and asked students to respond to the themes of Melbourne Knowledge Week...
Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is a new program to train a new generation of leaders committed to tackling social disadvantage in Australia, New...
Future Social Service Institute

Future Social Service Institute

In 2015, RMIT and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) launched a partnership to promote research into the causes and impacts of poverty and disadvantage in...
Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All

Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All

Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All is an action-research project focused on influencing and supporting the transformation of the housing policy and delivery environment in...
Melbourne Knowledge Week Stories

Melbourne Knowledge Week Stories

The City of Melbourne teamed up with RMIT’s School of Media and Communication and asked students to respond to the themes of Melbourne Knowledge Week...
Future Social Service Institute

Future Social Service Institute

In 2015, RMIT and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) launched a partnership to promote research into the causes and impacts of poverty and disadvantage in...
Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All

Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All

Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All is an action-research project focused on influencing and supporting the transformation of the housing policy and delivery environment in...
Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is a new program to train a new generation of leaders committed to tackling social disadvantage in Australia, New...

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