Study results: social innovation in Germany

Monday, 05. December 2022

Status quo and current trends of social innovation. Results of the Ecosystem Mapping Study of the TU Dortmund University (SFS).

Over the past months, the team of the TU Dortmund University in a joint effort with the KoSI project partners has collected a total of 95 cases of framework conditions and best practices of social innovation.

The goal of this mapping study was to gain insight into the German social innovation ecosystem and thus understand the context of success and failure of new initiatives, identify gaps and reflect on current developments, and capture trends. The report of this study was published (in English) by the TU Dortmund University (Social Research Unit) on November 30, 2022. A German-language variant of the publication is in progress.

Ecosystem Report

The authors are Katrin Bauer, Christoph Kaletka, Daniel Krüger and Karina Maldonado-Mariscal.

The publisher is the TU Dortmund University.


The European Social Innovation Alliance is a joint project of Centre for Social Investment, Danish Design Centre, Danish Social Innovation Academy, Diakonie Schleswig-Holstein, FASE GmbH, Foundation for Civil Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Work and Technology, Phineo gAG, Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e.V., Shipyard Foundation, Social Enterprise Estonia, Social Innovation Exchange, Tallinn University, Technical University Dortmund, Võru County Development Agency with the lead partner Social Impact gGmbH and is funded by the European Commission via the European Social Fund and the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation.