SOCIALinNOVA-HUB ERA Chair
Building a knowledge-driven European Hub in Social Innovation Research
ERA Chairs are part of a set of measures by the EU that tackle internal disparities in terms of research and innovation performance. These consist of positions established at universities or other eligible research institutions with proven potential and concrete plans to develop research excellence. The ERA Chairs are available for outstanding researchers and research managers, allowing the development, in a particular field, of the level of excellence required to compete internationally and effectively widen participation successfully. Thus, these actions allow universities and institutions to attract outstanding academics with proven research excellence and management skills while implementing structural changes necessary to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.
With the ERA Chair, Nova SBE aims to address the complexity of today's societal grand challenges and the transformative power of innovative ideas, prompting Social Innovation as an urgent call on a global level, from both practice and research.
We expect this project to impact the Social Innovation Ecosystem and be a valuable contribution to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. A new research area on Social Innovation at Nova SBE will be established, including defining research priorities, securing research funds, and establishing international collaborations and networks while introducing the school's necessary sustainable structural changes.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 951735.