Preliminary Conference Programme
10th International Social Innovation Research Conference

Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
September 3-5, 2018

Social innovation has clearly gained momentum over the past decade, spurred notably by the growing interest in theory, practice and policy. Manifested in new ways of doing things, distinct social relations, changes in perceptions or novel solutions, social innovations are often presented as an alternative to business (profit-oriented) innovation to cope with societal challenges at hand. While major progress has been made in understanding social innovation trajectories, drivers and barriers, business models and institutions, significant work is still required to position the distinct (disciplinary) analytical, conceptual and theoretical contributions in the ‘classical’ innovation research. On the other hand, social innovation has largely been overlooked by the majority of innovation literature, with the mainstream of research traditionally focusing on technological innovation, or more generally, business innovation.

The tenth annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2018) strives to bridge the as yet largely unrelated research fields of social and business innovation and invites theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions drawing on different disciplines.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Time Description Person/Topic
    Guided Tour through the Old Town of Heidelberg
10.00-12.30 Registration Registration, Welcome coffee & early lunch
12.30-13.00 Welcome Opening Welcome to ISIRC 2018
Greetings
13.00-13.45 Plenary Keynote 1. Keynote
13.45-14.15   Coffee and Tee Break
14.15-15.45   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
15.45-16.15   Afternoon break
16.15-17.45   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
17.45   Close

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Time Description Person/Topic
9.00-9.15   Arrival
9.15-10.00 Pleanry Keynote 2. Keynote
10.00-10.15   Coffee and Tea Break
10.15-11.45   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
11.45-12.00   Coffee and Tea Break
12.00-12.45 Plenary Keynote 3. Keynote
12.45-14.15   Lunch Break
14.15-15.45   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
15.45-16.15   Coffee and Tea Break
16.15-17.45   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
17.45   Close
19.00 Dinner Dinner Reception at Dezernat 16, Emil-Maier-Str. 16, 69115 Heidelberg-Bergheim

Best Paper in each track and overall ISIRC Best Paper Award

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time Description Person/Topic
9.00-9.15   Arrival
9.15-10.00 Plenary Keynote 4. Keynote
10.00-10.15   Coffee and Tea Break
10.15-11.45   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
11.45-12.00   Coffee and Tea Break
12.00-12.45 Plenary Keynote 5. Keynote
12.45-14.00   Lunch Break
14.00-15.30   Parallel Sessions in 6 Streams
15.30-16.30 Wrap up Summary of ISIRC 2018 and Outlook to ISIRC 2019