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Social Entrepreneurship CenterRSS

Social Entrepreneurship describes innovative entrepreneurial action which aims at solving social challenges.

These actions could be initiated in the form of a new business (start-up) or in the context of existing organisations (social intrapreneurship). The legal structure can vary: some social enterprises are established as an association, others as a company with limited liability. This decision process is guided by potential societal benefits of either legal structure.

[Translate to English:] Social Innovation Tournament 2022

29 September 2022: Attend the Social Innovation Tournament 2022 and vote for your favorite social innovation!

On 29 September, the grand finale of the Social Innovation Tournament 2022 will be taking place in Vienna. The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social…

[Translate to English:] Michael Meyer bei Studienpräsentation

BUSINESSART reports on ASEM

In August, BUSINESSART published an article on our study on social businesses in Austria, the "Austrian Social Entrepreneurship Monitor" (ASEM). In that article, the key findings are brought together…

[Translate to English:] Martin Mehrwald at ISTR Conference 2022 in Montreal

Martin Mehrwald presents paper on innovations in social service organizations at the 15th ISTR Conference

Taking place in Montréal from July 12-15, the 15th international society for third-sector research (ISTR) conference ran under the topic of "Navigating In Turbulent Times: Perspectives and…

[Translate to English:] ASEM 2021/22

Austrian Social Enterprise Monitor 2021/2022 is now published!

Austria's social enterprises pursue social and environmental goals through entrepreneurship and develop new solutions in the areas of health, poverty among the elderly, labour market integration,…

[Translate to English:] NGO Academy Keynote on Doughnut Economics

The NGO Academy invites you to an online keynote on Doughnut Economics!

Kate Raworth and Leonora Grcheva talk about the shape of progress, how the Doughnut Economy works and how it can be implemented in cities and communities.