Co-Design for Social Innovation: How to drive the best results
Co-Design is starting to become less of a fringe concept and more a standard mode of operating for organisations and businesses who are increasingly seeking out collaborations with other peers or partners who in turn provide a faster leaning curve and bring valuable know-how and resources to the table.
This was one of the main takeaway points during the recently held Co-Design session. Organised by the ENISIE Project at the Malta Innovation Hub within the Malta Life Sciences Park and led by Ms Tatiana Glad, founder and director of Impact Hub Amsterdam, the well-attended event formed part of the Malta Innovation Summit 2019 further contributing to the current wave of social innovation.
Other practical themes discussed during the session was how one can empower community members to grow and innovate, and how dialogue and open discussions can lead to the inception of great ideas. During the session a SWOT analysis of the Malta Innovation Hub was conducted, where participants, hailing from various industries, voiced their thoughts and suggestions.
Tapping in her international experience and knowledge of innovation tools, Ms Glad presented multiple exercises inviting the participants to engage and exchange their perspectives. The final part of the day-long event saw an in-depth group discussion on thematic areas such as e-health, food technology and sustainable tourism.
Ing. Joseph Sammut, Chairman of the Malta Life Sciences Park, remarked at the end of the session that such events serve as an incubator for innovation and thought-provoking discussions bringing the entrepreneurship aspect of an organisation closer to the community it operates in. He reiterated the importance of fostering a culture of collaboration and participation between businesses and communities aimed at achieving a successful positive social impact.
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