Digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens. Over the last 18 months, the European Commission has funded Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade Business School and the Institute for Research and Innovation to study this new phenomenon, which we call Digital Social Innovation (DSI).

The study explores how emerging technologies in the digital economy can transform society by the mobilisation of collective action, enable a more collaborative economy, new ways of making, citizen participation, sustainability and social innovation.

On 17 February, we gathered leading European practitioners, funders, academics and policy makers from EU, national, regional and local governments working on Digital Social Innovation to discuss lessons from the research and the future of DSI in Europe.

You can read more about the research and explore the network of DSI organisations that has been developed as part of the research.