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Social Innovation Foresight

Social Innovation Foresight is the Forum for Social Innovation Sweden’s new concept that combines live events with a series of videos.

Each Foresight will bring the future to you by thought leaders, big thinkers, and pioneers from around the world. With Foresight, we will give you an opportunity to listen to and watch innovative and creative keynotes and talks that stimulate new ideas and develop knowledge. Together we can make society equitable and regenerative through collective intelligence, transformation, and social innovation.

Next Social Innovation Foresight #4 on Reimagining Democracy is 1 September , 15:00-16:00 PM (CET).  More information on the topic, keynote and other guests will come. But please save the date!
Social Innovation Foresight #4 on reimagining democracy
Social innovation foresight #3 on Impact investing
What different forms of impact investing are there? What does the ecosystem look like? How do we measure and achieve impact? What are the main obstacles or key factors to succeed? What possibilities have we not yet harnessed? And what trends do we see around the corner? 

In Social Innovation Foresight #3 on Impact investing, Michele Giddens, Partner and Co-CEO at Bridges Fund Management Ltd. starts with a keynote followed by a reflection by Vikram Gandhi, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, ending with a panel discussion with Jenny Carenco, CEO, Founding Partner and Impact Manager at Prosper and Secretary of the Board of The Swedish National Advisory Board for Impact Investing, Fredrik Persson, CEO at AB SLL Internfinans as well as Michele Giddens.

Banner för Social Innovation Foresight #2 on Redefining peripheries
What happens if we refer to the countryside as center and redefine peripheries? What do we need to do to make radical imagination of future living in the countryside and in cities become reality?

In Social Innovation Foresight#2 on Redefining peripheries Yotam Ben-Hur, architect, designer, and researcher, now working at Harvard University School of Design and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) will start with a keynote, followed by a talk with Jan Åman, Curator and consultant now working with Duved Framtid in Jämtland, in the middle of Sweden, and Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson, Professor in Urban studies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Malmö University.


In society and as individuals we have lost our imaginative skills. We no longer imagine a utopian society, only dystopic social futures. Is there an imagination crisis? If so, why? And how can we overcome it and find new paths to social imagination? 

Sir Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL), starts with a keynote followed by a talk with Cassie Robinson, Strategic Designer now working with Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Roope Mokka, Co-founder of Demos Helsinki, a futurist and urbanist with focus on social transformations.