Innovation has been the word on everyone’s lips for some time now, in companies and communities, and in a variety of settings. But, when we talk about social innovation, what do we mean? What is social innovation and what is the purpose of the laboratory?
We are talking about "invisible" social innovation; using a new social model to respond to social needs. In this complex era of rapid and profound change in which we find ourselves, we need an alternative for society to meet the challenges of the future. We are talking about transformation, structures and blended solutions based on the well-being and cooperation of people. In the face of today's uncertainties and tomorrow's challenges, frameworks of experimentation are called for to connect the private-public-social sphere, bringing together the experience of the past and the promise of the future.
Arantzazulab is the Social Innovation Laboratory, a hub for citizens to achieve a fairer and more egalitarian society, which promotes research, experimentation and socialization geared towards social and competitive transformation.
The social innovation that we promote in Arantzazulab is grounded in two specific principles and values: community and collaborative governance.
This is our focus. This is what sets us apart. Our own model of social innovation that will transform our country and become a global benchmark.
The Laboratory is a transformative project exploring innovative solutions for the four major challenges of our society: coexistence, work, ecological transition and well-being.
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 3. Health and well-being
Ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being for all people of all ages.
SDG 4. Quality education
Ensuring inclusive and quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.
SDG 5. Gender equality
Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
SDG 8. Work and economic growth
Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
SDG 10. Reducing inequality
Reducing inequality within and between countries.
SDG 13. Climate action
Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its effects.
SDG 16. Peace, justice and solid institutions
Promoting equitable, peaceful and inclusive societies.
SDG 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.