Social innovations – now more than ever!

Teilnehmer des vierten ENGAGE-Partner:innentreffens

The ENGAGE project is researching the potential of social innovations for the successful and inclusive implementation of the energy transition. The foundation for the activities for the remaining months of the project was laid at last week’s partner meeting. The energy transition in Germany can only succeed if we work together – as demonstrated by […]

Successful meeting of ENGAGE and SINA project partners

Projekttreffen ENGAGE SINA

Both projects ENGAGE and SINA deal with the potential of social innovations for sustainable transformations. Now, members of both teams met to discuss social innovations in the energy transition. In more general terms, Social Innovations describe ideas which address social needs by improved means. In order to attain an inclusive and just energy transition, we […]

ENGAGE partners announce Social Innovation Challenge winners

RevoluSun – Preisträger des Social Innovation Challenge des ENGAGE Projektes

On 8 October, ENGAGE partners announced the winners of the Social Innovation Challenge. The competition called for creative proposals to encourage active participation in the energy transition.  Andrea Raquel Ruiz Lopez and Marina Braun won first prize after impressing the jury with their project, ‘RevoluSUN’. The project aims to empower people to accelerate the energy […]

Social innovation – now!

Teilnehmer des ENGAGE Projekttreffens vor dem IKEM-Gebäude

The ENGAGE project explores the potential for social innovations to accelerate a successful and inclusive energy transition. At a meeting on 27 September, partners laid the foundations for the next stages of the project. The energy transition in Germany is a collaborative project. Public participation is crucial to the success of the transformation. But it’s […]

‘What makes IKEM really strong is our emphasis on social empowerment’

In the 12 years since its founding, IKEM has evolved from a start-up aimed at filling a gap in legal research to an international and interdisciplinary research institute – and UN-recognised NGO – that drives climate change mitigation and the energy transition in a variety of ways.  Despite all the changes, in certain respects the […]

ENGAGE kick-off: social innovation – now!

The evidence is in: a clear majority of Germans support renewable energy expansion (82%) and view the energy transition as a collaborative effort that requires everyone to do their share (83%). At the same time, many perceive the actual implementation process as chaotic and unfair and criticise the lack of opportunities for civil society to […]