SILICE project has developed an open-source platform that promotes social innovation ideas and international cooperation at regional level between the EU, Israel, and India.
During the project, we have managed to tackle cross-cutting issues like gender-balance and equal opportunities for women.
This project also developed a creative and supportive environment for partner HEIs through the establishment of 9 SinnoLABs (Social Innovation Labs). The Sinnolabs are contributing to continuing development of social enterprises in their diverse forms, which play an important role in increasing the competitiveness and efficiency of the Israeli and Indian economy in many different ways.
A description of our project, where applicable, is available online at the following address: Project Card
Project Duration: October 2016 – October 2019
- To produce better social entrepreneurship skills through renovated teaching methods
- To increase quality of education in HEIs regarding the preparation of more graduates to the labor and social market.
- To train citizens from the public and private sector interested in social innovation as well as providing services for other organizations.
- To increase the number of social innovative entrepreneurships in Israel and India and by that creating a path towards a sustainable economic growth.
Main Outputs and Outcomes
- Setup, equipping and linking nine creative centers (SinnoLABs) in each of the partner HEI that support students and researchers ideas that can potentially end up in the market as socially beneficiary products through social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
- Continues improvement of the skills and competencies of staff working at SinnoLABs to support social entrepreneurship and bring closer social enterprises and HEIs. 102 staff members that took part in SILICE trainings are employed in the hubs.
- Designing an intensive training program on teaching social entrepreneurship seeking to integrate effective and new methods of teaching social entrepreneurship in the respective courses through case-studies and problem-solving methods. Syllabi and lessons plans for the training can be found in the Digital Library and are open to the use of all stakeholders.
- Special training for SINNOLAB managers and teachers that created a close knitted group of staff that work together
- Implementing innovation activities organized by the SinnoLABs such as hackathons, competitions and an international training camp for outstanding students. 2040 students took part in SILICE educational activities, 1243 males and 797 females.
- Creating a network of professors and practitioners to encourage social entrepreneurship and cooperation enterprise-HEI in beneficiary countries. Contact with these specialists can be made through the Mentors List in the Digital Library.
The project was designed in a such a way that promises that the dissemination of the project’s results will continue after the completion of its formal activities. The impact of the proposed activities and solutions that are available on this site is of great significance for the improvement of HEIs, and the nations and localities around the HEI. The site is functioning as a Digital Platform that promotes social entrepreneurship and offers ways for new cooperation between the partner HIEs and various other universities, NGOs, business stakeholders and social enterprises.
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