Unisinos Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Unisinos Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Unisinos Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

São Leopoldo, Brazil 

Unisinos University Unisinos Business School

Organizational Structure

Currently, the staff is formed by 5 regular collaborators (1 assistant, 4 professors). This staff is responsible for the operations of the Center. Besides this team, a committee of 6 members constituted by representatives of the Business School and the Center of Assistance to Poverty at Unisinos, has the responsibility for building new connections, initiatives and funding of the Center. The Center has been funded by Porticus (a European Foundation which supports Sustainability Projects in Latin America and other continents) and by Unisinos University.

Mission

To develop at Unisinos University a center to integrate the initiatives for entrepreneurship, innovation and social management, focusing on:
  1. Training/qualifications for entrepreneurship, innovation and skills in social management
  2. Research and applied studies
  3. Assistance in managing support and solidarity economy enterprises

Main Activities 

1. Training/qualifications for entrepreneurship, innovation and skills in social management by:
Training of faculty, students, professionals in non-degree programs focused on development of capabilities to lead, manage and innovate in social projects and management.

2. Research
Connection to the Graduate Programs of Business Administration and Applied Social Sciences at Unisinos University by offering an applied context to enhance studies in Master and Doctor degree level, aligning with the themes of entrepreneurship, innovation and social management.

3. Consultancy
Consultancy to projects related to social entrepreneurship and innovation with a special focus on strategies to overcome poverty in South Brazil.

Contact

Yeda Swirski de Souza
Professor

yedasou@unisinos.br  

http://www.unisinos.br/escola-de-gestao-e-negocios/a-escola/empreendedorismo/neis