Community Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With the community "Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship", Leuphana contributes to the development of social innovations for societal transformation processes. The aim is to generate, scale and diffuse social innovations in the Lüneburg region and the Hamburg metropolitan region by involving decision-makers and innovators in the community. The concept of social innovations captures innovations in products, processes or organizational forms that are developed in exchange with societal actors for the solution of societal grand challenges, such as climate change or new forms of mobility and work.

[Translate to Englisch:] Social Innovation ©Leuphana/Anastasia Adasheva
[Translate to Englisch:] Social Innovation ©Leuphana Universität/Jannis Muser
[Translate to Englisch:] Social Innovation ©Leuphana/Jannis Muser

For our research topic "Scaling Social Impact" there is currently a call for theses.
If you would like to write your thesis in this field, you can find more information on the topic here: Thesis topics

Cooperating Partners

Ubuntu – Social Impact Lab Gmbh (Utopia Lüneburg)
Yunus + You Foundation
mosaique – Haus der Kulturen e.V.
Impact Hub Hamburg
Social Impact Lab Hamburg


  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Wenzel
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen
  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Farny
  • Prof. Dr. Boukje Cnossen
  • Prof. Dr. Jacob Hörisch
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Weisenfeld

Staff Members at Leuphana

Community Manager

  • Annika Lübben

Social Innovations in the Social Impact Lab

  • Lillan Lommel

Scaling Social Innovation

  • Robert Finn Hoyer

Social Innovations Diffuse Globally, n.n.

The community Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is part of the project "TrICo - Transformation through Innovation and Cooperation in Communities". The project on which this report is based was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant number 03IHS284A. The author is responsible for the content of this publication.

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