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.

 

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  • João Brites: Energy of Will – Generating the Energy Field to Keep Going

    Join us for an inspirational talk and activation workshop with João Brites, the Spring 2024 Social Innovator-in-Residence invited by the ERA Chair in Social Innovation and the DESIS Lab at […]

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  • SPRING’24 PROTOTYPING FUND SHOWCASE

    Join us for the end of our 2nd Prototyping Fund cycle with the showcase of 13 incredible projects. The Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the DESIS Lab […]

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  • João Brites: Ecology Workshop – Transforming a Dull Lawn into a Tiny Little Forest

    Join us for a hands-on planting activity of a tiny forest at the Community Garden at Nova SBE with João Brites, the Spring 2024 Social Innovator-in-Residence invited by the ERA […]

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Projects

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


Podcast

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


Stories

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