Center for Social Innovation
Michigan Technological University Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Phone: 906.487.3612
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu
     

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Motivation

CenSI is focused on the development of social innovation thinking and practice. Social innovations are novel solutions to social problems that are more effective, sustainable, or just than current solutions. They differ from typical market-based innovations in that the value created accrues primarily to society rather than private individuals.

CenSI serves as an interdisciplinary center to support research and action related to social innovations at Michigan Tech, complementing the large array of technical expertise on campus with a social innovation mindset.

   

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