This briefing paper looks at the ways in which the education and research missions of the University of Exeter can help social innovation to flourish in Cornwall. It does so in the context of a new Government, with new priorities, and against the background of continuing economic, social, and environmental challenges for the Duchy.
“Social innovations are innovations that are social in both their ends and their means. They are innovations that are not only good for society but also enhance individuals’ capacity to act”
(EU Commission, Guide to Social Innovation, 2013)