Research that impacts the real world

The ERA Chair in Social Innovation at Nova School of Business and Economics is a research center funded by the European Research Agency.

Our three pillars are:

  • Research – producing high level academic knowledge and applied knowledge;
  • Education – through formal and informal teaching;
  • Community Engagement – with the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab.


Be a part of our community!

  • Designing the Community Garden at Nova SBE

    Join us for an engaging and collaborative workshop that aims to shape the NovaSBE Community Garden in alignment with the aspirations and insights collected from the NovaSBE community and the […]

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    AN IMMERSIVE VISIT TO TALUDE NEIGHBORHOOD In this guided tour we invite participants to be immersed in the life and culture of Talude neighbourhood. Talude is a self-built neighbourhood a […]

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  • Roundtable: WAYS OF (IM)PERMANENCE

    In this roundtable we will discuss about the trajectories of immigration and gentrification in the city of Lisbon, and its implications on the life, economy, identity, opportunities and creativity of […]

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During the year we work on a diversity of projects. Explore some of them.


We have our own podcast ‘The Design Thinking Roundtable’.


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