Milano Social Innovation Week . TRANSITION appointments

Next week TRANSITION partners will be in Milano (Italy) for 2 important appointments.


On Monday 6th partners will meet for the 1st TRANSITION Learning workshop. In this occasion the six Scaling Centres will exchange about the first year of incubation activities carried out in their catchment area. Partners will discuss how they applied the common framework methodology in their specific context, and will present a brief overview of the 1st cohort of social innovations they supported (i.e. maturity stage, needs, skills, area of interest, etc).  One day of open discussion to debate strenghts and weaknesses of the developed methodology, the corrective actions we will implement in the coming months and the impact the Scoail Innovation Journey is having in the six regions. Results will be presented in Lisbon during the SI-Live event.


On Tuesday 7th October, TRANSITION together with BENISI will be at Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale for the international workshop: “Incubating Social Innovation in Europe and Italy”

Organized by POLIMI DESIS Lab, this workshop will focus on the two European leading projects on Social Innovation Incubation: TRANSITION e BENISI. The event will provide participants with an overview on the state of the art of SI in Europe and how it is evolving; an introduction to TRANSITION and BENISI incubation programmes; and a debate about the future of Social Innovation incubation in Italy and Europe.

Here is the programme:

Introduction and moderation

  • Anna Meroni (POLIMI DESIS Lab)
  • Matteo Bartolomeo (Make a Cube)

Social innovation around Europe: how it is changing, impacting and scaling.

  • Madeleine Gabriel (NESTA)
  • Kine Nordstokka (SIX)

Open debate

The European project BENISI – Scaling Social Innovation (

Project methodology and approach, cases and reflections so far.

  • Alberto Masetti-Zannini  (Impact Hub)
  • Gianluca Pastorelli (DIESIS European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy)
  • Fondazione Cariplo

Open debate

The European project TRANSITION – Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation (

Project methodology and approach, cases and reflections so far.

  • Chiara Davalli  (EBN – Innovation Network)
  • Stuart Thomason (The Young Foundation)
  • Javier Riano  (DENOKINN)
  • Marta Corubolo (POLIMI DESIS Lab)
  • Matteo Boccia (Make a Cube)

Open debate

We look forward to meeting you there!