Social Innovation trends in 2016

In 2014, Kongossa Technology and their partners bring together social entrepreneurs from Quebec, Ontario and the USA to discuss about the positive impact of technology (watch the video below). Two years later, we still face a lot of challenges and there are several social issues that need to be fixed....

Jerome Normand on the Best ways to use Technologies

This article exists in english only Jérôme Normand, Directeur Général d’Environnement Jeunesse « A Environnement Jeunesse, on utilise la plupart des moyens technologiques récents pour rejoindre les jeunes et les impliquer » S. Keita  Quelles sont les missions de votre organisme qui est fondamentalement dans le changement social? Environnement Jeunesse est un organisme qui existe...

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This content exists in French only « L’innovation sociale peut faire émerger de nouveaux modèles de pensée et de collaboration » L’Institut du nouveau monde se fixe pour mission de changer les gens pour en faire de très bons citoyens qui participent pleinement à la vie démocratique… Ce n’est pas tant du...

Mpowerd Luci: Solar energy as an alternative

I stumbled upon the Luci Mpowered project. This is actually a lamp equipped with a rechargeable battery which allows people to conserve light during crisis situations or just every day. You may not know this but many countries or regions of the world still lack electricity. It is very common,...

How social entreprises use technology

Bonin Bough said in one of his conferences, that technology really mushroomed when manufacturers designed simple products that are relatable to users. Everyone can understand this statement, including me who’s a little bit of a geek. In fact everyone has seen the videos about babies who can’t even say a...

8 reasons for you to also change the world

8 reasons for you to also change the world This week, I have had meetings and very fruitful exchanges with actors of social innovation in Quebec. Although my personal journey on the distinction between innovation and creativity is still in progress, I must clarify that I have well advanced on...

Challenges that require Social Innovation in Quebec

But where the danger is, also grows the saving power. - Friedrich Hölderlin Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein Historically, companies have developed new tools and methods to meet the challenges of their environment. If innovation is most often seen as...

Social Innovation : Is it a fad?

It all started with a questioning that we had last January about the social economy. Stopped by a newspaper article from LE DEVOIR, about social economies companies, it was asked if the social economy as a whole was a new kind of Economy or a simple alternative to traditional Economy. In...

What Montréal could learn from Le comptoir de l’innovation

Nicolas HAZARD Chairman, Le Comptoir de l’Innovation & Vice-Chairman, GROUPE SOS will share thoughts on social innovation next october at USINE C Nicolas Hazard is a serial French entrepreneur in the field of social business. He is now Chairman of Le Comptoir de l’Innovation (CDI), which supports social enterprises throughout the...