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Social Innovation: a space for multidisciplinary research collaboration

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Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Venue: SPS137 Hawthorn Campus

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Social Innovation is not just for social scientists. Social innovation is a multidisciplinary activity, where technology meets its users in a complex socio-economic setting. In recent months, the Social Innovation Institute has been active in pulling together projects on (1) Using data analytics and ICT capabilities, along with social network analysis, to develop innovative ways to measure social value; (2) Robots providing health care, considering what characteristics of robots fit, how to get them into policy and practice, implications of robots on the team; (3) Using digital gaming to incentivise public participation in political decision-making and (4) Social Behaviour change Implications of applications of Internet for Things.

In this workshop tailored to Early Career Researchers, Professor Farmer will talk about the role of social innovation as a building block of Swinburne’s research strategy. Within this context, information will be provided detailing the structure and function of research institutes at Swinburne, the role and scope of the Institute of Social Innovation as one of the five research institutes, and finally the opportunities ISI provides for ECRs to conduct impactful multidisciplinary research, reaching across the Faculties. This workshop will be organised in an interactive manner, don’t expect presentations, but bring along your ideas and be prepared to think outside your academic disciplinary box.

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Contact Information: Charlotte Coles
Email: cacoles@swin.edu.au Tel: X8434