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Considers universities as a solution center for the solution of social issues and adopts the principle of working in close cooperation with both students and all related centers and units within the university.
Builds bridges between different actors by creating environments of interaction that make it possible to go beyond the boundaries between disciplines and sectors. Creates space for production of transformative ideas.
Carries on a social incubation program for the social benefit-oriented actors who aim to produce sustainable solutions to the social problems with the products, services or models they’ve created.
2019 was a year for new research, partnerships, support/grant programs in Turkey. The purpose of this article is to compile the works of ecosystem intermediaries in 2019 and to contribute to the awareness of the importance of intermediaries that play different roles in supporting social enterprises and social innovation.
The report provides an insight on social enterprises’ current scale, scope and future potential. The report was published within the scope of British Council’s global Social Enterprise Programme. The research that led by British Council and IstasyonTEDU was carried out by a consortium of TED University, Ashoka Turkey, İstanbul Bilgi University, Koç University Social Impact Forum, Mikado and Middle East Technical University since October 2018. The report of the research was published.
Ecosystem approach grounds on the interaction between system, mechanisms, organizations and individuals. It makes it easier to realize; accumulations, inadequacies, comprehending the whole, values desired to be strengthened and social formations desired to be converted.Interaction and collaboration networks within the ecosystem need to be strengthened in order for the value generated by an ecosystem actor to go beyond its orbit and become a transformative force at the systems level.