Welcome to Social Innovation Academy

Social Innovation Academy brought together different organisations and social entrepreneurs. Building on our experience of co-creating 270+ free content learning pieces with 55+ experts from around the world, we also partnered with Udemy to create a premium online course for those who prefer to track their progress and earn a certificate. Choose your preferred way to learn:
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Learn the theory and practice of social innovation that will help you create social impact and systemic change. Develop your knowledge and skills and successfully pitch your social innovation initiative to investors, grant funders, and other decisions makers! 

We have been sharing and inspiring each other for the past four years. You can access our content for free. For those of you who prefer a premium online course that allows you to follow the lectures while tracking your progress and be recognised for your newly acquired competences, we are proud to present the Social Innovation Academy programme that you can enroll for anytime. Be one of the first people to earn a certificate from the Social Innovation Academy 🥳




Social innovation is clearly gaining momentum globally, which is reflected in booming (social) impact investing and increasingly impactful social innovation policies.

Knowledge and skills to not only develop, but also successfully pitch your social innovation to investors, grant funders, donors and other decision makers are becoming crucial in todays world, whether you are an aspiring social entrepreneur, an experienced corporate innovator, a local policymaker or a global non-profit leader.

This course will teach you how to create social impact and systemic change. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to learn the theory of social innovation, as well as how to:

✅ Identify and frame a social problem and transform it into an opportunity. 

✅ Define and build robust social innovation initiatives utilizing the principles of social innovation.  

✅ Co-create ideas and transform ideas into social innovation initiatives. 

✅ Measure, scale-up, and create initiatives that have a social impact. 

✅ Use the tools available for each of the social innovation processes. 

✅ Pitch your social innovation to investors, funders, and other decision-makers.

In each unit, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the social innovation processes that will enable you to develop the necessary skills to create innovative solutions to complex societal issues.



7 modules accessible anytime, anywhere.
2.5 hours on-demand videos. 20 lectures.


‘Social entrepreneurs could generate billions of added value per year – and help prepare our societal systems for the challenges of the 21st century’


‘A new era of social innovation’

President Barack Obama

‘The demand and potential for social innovation in China is growing at a rapid pace’


‘The future of innovation is social innovation’

Carlos Moedas

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

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