Identifying the needs, measuring value creation

In 2019, the Social Good Accelerator and its network decided to start analysing the needs for cooperation between social and technological innovators.

A second part will come afterwards, focusing on the replicability and the transferability of collaborative economy models from the social economy to other sectors.

Part 1 – The cooperation between Social utility and Tech organisations in the European Union (2019-2020)

Shortly after it was created, the Social Good Accelerator had the ambition to provide an overview of the different forms of cooperation between the social economy and the Tech sectors.

An analysis of the expectations and obstacles of social utility actors was made in the 2018-2019 period, for a publication in early 2020. This study had several objectives in mind.

Better understand which social good and Tech stakeholders work together

Identify social economy and Tech stakeholders who are opened to an intersectorial partnership

Understanding the mutual interests and the solutions used across different fields related to these partnerships

Measure how partnerships are facilitated by the maturity of national social and Tech ecosystems

Produce key learnings and clear guidelines on how to support and strengthen these collaborations

Part 2 – The value creation of social and collaborative economy ecosystems (2023)

In 2019, €184 billion of value was created in Europe thanks to the open-data. Generative ecosystems which are based on open data are becoming increasingly important.

Through qualitative interviews in four European countries (France, Germany, Portugal, Estonia), the aim will be to carry out a comparative macroeconomic analysis. The study will focus on the replicability and the transferability of collaborative economy models from the social economy to other sectors.

The launch of this research chapter is planned soon.

Promote the forms of development of these contributory models and their virtuous dynamics (contribution/exploitation of data)

Advocate to European and national institutions on supporting and promoting these models

Understand what are the gains (social, economic) of these contributory models for the companies and the entrepreneurs around the EU

Better frame the uses and the obstacles encountered when companies, institutions and entrepreneurs use contributory models