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The Process of Social Innovation

Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization | Spring 2006

Geoff Mulgan

Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization

This article provides a summary of Mulgan's findings about the processes of social innovation and it outlines the frameworks we have developed for understanding how to accelerate social innovation and how to improve the chances of new ideas succeeding.

The combination of our institutional heritage and current activities prompted Mulgan to seek a better understanding of social innovation—and particularly innovations that take the form of replicable programs or organizations. He is particularly interested in fields where there is the greatest gap between needs and current provision, which can often be gauged by how angry or dissatisfied people are.

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