A Thai Express, a Roots and an Innovation Panel / Un Thai Express, un Roots et un panel sur l’innovation

By David Phipps,  RIR-York Imagine eating in a food court and listening to research that could have an impact on your life? Is this turning research into action? Maybe not but it would contribute to public awareness of the impact of research on society. Imaginez-vous, attablé dans une aire de restauration, écoutant des recherches qui […]

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Talking about Social Innovation / En parlant d’innovation sociale

by David Phipps, RIR (York) Knowledge mobilization is a process that enables social innovation (outcomes) but social innovation remains a persistent gap in Canada’s innovation agenda.  Recent conversations in Ottawa and Montreal suggest that there’s a new voice that is speaking to Canada’s innovation agenda. La mobilisation des connaissances est un processus qui rend possible […]

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Innovation for the 99% / Innovation pour les 99%

David Phipps, RIR-York The Government of Canada has reviewed business innovation and released a report containing recommendations for business innovation leading to wealth creation. David Phipps ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche re-imagines these recommendations for the 99%. Le Gouvernement du Canada a évalué l’innovation des entreprises et a publié un rapport contenant des recommandations portant sur la création de […]

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York Region’s Innovation Clubhouse / Le centre de l’innovation de la région de York

By David Phipps, RIR-York What do you do on a sunny Saturday? If you are an innovator or entrepreneur in York Region you would be playing in your innovation clubhouse, the Markham Convergence Centre. RIR-York was there. Que faites-vous par un samedi après-midi ensoleillé? Si vous étiez un innovateur ou un entrepreneur de la région […]

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RIR Connects You – Online and In Real Life / RIR vous met en connexion – en ligne et en personne

By David Phipps (ResearchImpact, York) A recent blog about community engagement for social innovation allows RIR-York to engage in some self reflection.  We’re doing okay but we have room to grow by better using our online spaces for KMb while reinforcing our commitment to collaboration in real life. Un récent billet portant sur l’engagement pour […]

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Stand Up for United Way / Prenez position pour Centraide

By David Phipps (ResearchImpact, York) An inspiring speech by United Way of York Region calls on all knowledge brokers and social innovators in York Region to stand up for change. Join York University and stand up for knowledge mobilization and social innovation at your university and local communities. Un discours inspirant du United Way (Centraide) […]

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Social Innovation: Or is it? / De l’innovation sociale : vraiment ?

By Dale Anderson (ResearchImpact, UVic) Dale Anderson, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at the University of Victoria, offers the some thoughts on social innovation. Dale Anderson, coordinatrice de la mobilisation des connaissances à l’Université de Victoria propose quelques réflexions sur l’innovation sociale. We hear a lot about social innovation these days. It’s talked about as the solution […]

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YorkU’s KMb Expo 2011- there’s still time to register!

Join us next week on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, when York University’s KMb Unit will host their annual KM Expo at the Markham Convergence Centre. The theme of the YorkU KMb Expo 2011 is “Putting the Social in Innovation for York Region”. The 4th annual York KMb Expo will explore the relationship between knowledge mobilization and […]

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Looking forward to Social Innovation / Dans l’attente de l’innovation sociale

By David Phipps (ResearchImpact York) What is social innovation? If knowledge mobilization (the process) results in social innovation (the outcome), knowledge brokers need to capture and evaluate social innovation outcomes that arise from knowledge mobilization. Qu’est-ce que l’innovation sociale? Si la mobilisation des connaissances (le processus) conduit à l’innovation sociale (le résultat), les courtiers de […]

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ResearchImpact puts the “social” in “innovation”

York KMb Unit recently presented at a national conference of university-industry knowledge brokers. Unique to the conference agenda York presented new thinking on gaps in Canada’s innovation agenda. Take home message: It’s time to put the social in innovation. But we’re not sure they will let David dance next year. Innovation in research lingo is […]

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