Digital Social Innovation Lab
The Collective Impact-Driven Incubator
Shaping digital business models for social purposes
– Exclusively for students of the University of Mannheim –
The Digital Social Innovation Lab (#DSILab) focuses on opportunities of digitization for the common good. The DSI Lab Incubator is a Program of the Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Mannheim and Social Entrepreneurship BW with the support of SAP. The program is the first project-oriented teaching format in the EU, which enables students to found their own social Start-Ups with a focus on digital innovation. Embedded in the academic curriculum of the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Mannheim, the program enables students to gain extensive knowledge in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship with the help of practitioners and experienced social entrepreneurs.
The incubator is designed to provide an inspiring environment empowering students to tap on digital technologies to shape projects that drive social impact while creating sustainable revenues. The lab is a hands-on and strongly practice-oriented course. With the input from industry experts and experienced practitioners, the students will get insights and valuable support along the development of their projects.
During the Digital Social Innovation Lab, students will learn how to create and scale a business models for digital social innovation.
Become a Digital-Change-Maker.
Chair of Responsibility
Social Entrepreneurship BW
Made possible by SAP SE
The first batch of students who went through the newly created Digital Social Innovation Lab Incubator in the Summer-Term 2019 devised inspiring digital projects within the realms of democratic discourse, sustainable food deliveries, local mobility solutions, effective CSR/ donation systems, services for disenfranchised individuals and people in mental distress. Please find more information about the projects below.
Develop your digital business. For a purpose-driven economy.
Focus topic of the DSI Lab this semester
1. Kick-Off: Ideation
2. Idea Reframing & Business Modeling
3. Impact Orientation & Impact Measurement
4. Storytelling & Pitch Training
5. Final Pitch Event
Drive Social Impact.
Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Social Business Developer
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