Social innovation

Good Ideas Glasgow was helping to realise the city’s vision of becoming Scotland’s social enterprise capital.

The social-innovation scheme was established on our campus in partnership with Edinburgh social incubator The Melting Pot as part of the Erasmus-funded, three-year Social Innovation Knowledge Exchange (SIKE). Led by GCU, the scheme has partners in Germany, Croatia, Spain and Portugal.

Mark Anderson, Director of the University’s Research and Innovation Office and a board member at The Melting Pot, said: "Universities are beginning to take on an active role in driving social change, recognising that social innovation must be at the heart of their knowledge exchange strategy.

"At GCU, we are already home to UHatch, which assists entrepreneurial students, graduates and staff members. Providing a base for Good Ideas Glasgow is a natural fit to support our drive to promote social innovation across the institution and the city."