Bridging Frameworks for Social Impact

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This workshop aims to create a platform that supports the exchange and benchmarking of successful implementation and best practice regarding frameworks for design and measurement of social impact, aggregating this expertise from people and groups across the University.

It aims to bring together Strategic Theme and sub-theme leaders, as well as academics and researchers working on research projects with a social impact/socially progressive entrepreneurship and innovation component.

The event will feature three expert speakers, who will discuss this broader theme in relation to their work:

James Finnie, New Business Development - Interim Team Leader, CEIS
Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University
Emer McDougall, Head of TIC Zone Development, University of Strathclyde
The agenda for the afternoon is as follows:

3x20 minute presentations from our speakers, with 10 minutes of Q&A after each talk.
15 minutes of group discussions in Breakout Rooms
15 minutes roundtable discussion and wrap-up
The workshop also will aim to generate foresight as to the challenges that will shape the innovative, socially progressive enterprises of the future, particularly with relevance to Glasgow City Innovation District as well as the ecosystem around the forthcoming COP26. This can deepen our understanding of best practice in enterprise and innovation that generate wider social gain, with relevance to the wider Strathclyde ecosystem.

This workshop is organised by the Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship subtheme at the University of Strathclyde. Following the workshop, a funding application will be made to the IAA Cross-Disciplinary Fund to support a small scale research project focused on creating a Strathclyde toolkit of Socially Progressive Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Period15 Apr 2021
Event typeWorkshop