Author Archives: AHEH

Ankara Social Innovation Ecosystem

Ecosystem approach grounds on the interaction between system, mechanisms, organizations and individuals. It makes it easier to realize; accumulations, inadequacies, comprehending the whole, values desired to be strengthened and social formations desired to be converted.Interaction and collaboration networks within the ecosystem need to be strengthened in order for the value generated by an ecosystem actor […]

The State of Social Enterprise in Turkey

This research was commissioned by the British Council and conducted by a consortium led by TED University and İstasyonTEDU. The research is part of a global series of research exercises conducted under the British Council’s Global Social Enterprise Programme. It maps the size, scale and scope of social enterprise in Turkey, and its future potential. […]

IstasyonTEDU, a heterogeneous community

We, at IstasyonTEDU Center for Social Innovation, have a heterogeneous community: Different types of Actors All types of actors can join IstasyonTEDU community including students, academics, practitioners, researchers, representatives/employees or volunteers from public sector, municipalities, private sector, and civil society. Different Entities    Trading arms of civil society organisations, cooperatives, companies and initiatives without any legal […]

“#Yoxti, Leo”: encouraging reading and online bibliotherapy during COVID-19 crisis

Yoxti, Leo project

The University of Alcalá has created the Instagram channel “Yoxti, Leo“, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, hoping to send a message of encouragement using books and book readings. It is an initiative devised by Verónica Sierra Blas, coordinator together with Antonio Castillo Gómez of the research group “Reading, Writing and Literacy”, LEA-SIECE at […]

UPTEC startup creates a collection of bags with sustainable and recyclable materials

UPTEC startup creates a collection of bags with sustainable and recyclable materials

Maria Maleta, a Portuguese brand of luggage and accessory design launched a new line dedicated to sustainability. This collection is made with four vegan products and with biodegradable and recyclable textiles. Incubated at UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, Maria Maleta presents the No Season collection with 7 models created […]

Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland – 6

Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland - 2

Our Thriving Tribe ‘Zoom Room Sessions’, the curators of Our Thriving Tribe in conversation with arts professionals in Ireland. This session’s invited guest is Bernadette Kiely. Bernadette is a visual artist based in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. She graduated from the College of Art and Design, Waterford I.T. with first class honours in Graphic Design […]

Meet The Professionals | Andrea Vincenti – Co-founder of Wazo

My name is Andrea Vincenti and I am the co-founder of Wazo (www.wazo.es), spanish non-profit cooperative that generates positive impact in rural areas. We empower people from rural areas to promote positive impact in local communities. Wazo cooperates and develops projects for social transformation of rural areas and promotes participatory leadership by means of innovation […]

A Training Program by IDF to generate creative solutions to the problems

A Training Program by IDF to generate creative solutions to the problems

Izmir Design Factory (IDF) developed a training program which is accreditated by Yasar University. The program started in this semester and is still continuing online. It is a course under Art Faculty but is open to students from different disciplines. In this Training Program, while students generate creative solutions to the problems that they identified, […]

Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland – 5

Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland - 2

Our Thriving Tribe ‘Zoom Room Sessions’, the curators of Our Thriving Tribe in conversation with arts professionals in Ireland. This session’s invited guest is Harry Walsh Foreman. Harry Walsh Foreman was born in Dublin where for the most part he has been based since either making art, teaching art or sometimes both. Having recently graduated […]