Boosting Social and Community-driven ENtrepreneurship for the Transition to an Inclusive and Sustainable Society

Social and community-driven entrepreneurs (SCEs) identify neglected societal problems and provide innovative solutions. SCEs struggle with scaling their initiatives to achieve full potential. Multiple stakeholders add to complexity and dominant actors present barriers for scaling. This research project puts together a unique multidisciplinary consortium of academic researchers, SCEs and stakeholders. Our overall goal is to develop new knowledge that boosts scaling, based on collaborative learning processes and novel tools. We apply living-lab studies focusing on energy transition and local care. We translate our findings into viable, actionable strategies via scalable, bottom-up SCE initiatives and develop a learning track for professionals.

The SCENTISS collaboration consists of

  • Utrecht University (main applicant)
  • Erasmus University
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Hanzehogeschool Groningen
  • Hogeschool Windesheim Zwolle