Social Innovation Hub

The Social Innovation Hub is a site for supporting social innovation research and practice. It is the community interface for the new postgraduate suite of social innovation programmes which will begin in 2018.

The Social Innovation Hub website is coming soon.

Social innovation has been described as ‘new ideas that work in meeting social goals’ and ‘products, processes, and policies that are transformative in their outcome with respect to building greater social resilience’.

Colab is launching a Social Innovation Hub for social innovation research and practice. The hub will surround and support the new postgraduate suite of social innovation programmes which will begin delivery from July 2017.


Social Innovation Call for Content

To celebrate our new hub we are inviting submissions to be published on either the Social Innovation Hub website or The Journal of Creative Technologies on the topic of social innovation. Submissions can be in the format of a blog post, video or journal article. Topics may include:

  • Stories of practice / case studies
  • Research projects
  • Literature / contextual review
  • Musings / opinions / explorations

View the Social Innovation Call page or email socialinnovation@aut.ac.nz for more information.

Final exhibition of Stacey Brett, Master of Creative Technology

Final exhibition of Stacey Brett, Master of Creative Technologies

Interested in studying Social Innovation?

Master of Social Innovation (MSI)

Social Innovation is a dynamic, interdisciplinary area of study and practice that has gained traction nationally and internationally. As a student you will be identifying, co-designing, implementing and critiquing innovative responses to complex societal issues. With a design and creative technologies focus, this degree is practically focussed and flexibly delivered at AUT’s South Campus.

Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas

Colab’s Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma’s in Social Innovation are designed as flexible, shorter alternatives to the full Masters of Social programme. The two programmes will suit students who wish to gain a recognised qualification and upskill in this area but cannot commit to the larger programme for time or financial reasons. For those new to postgraduate study, the Certificate may also act as a confidence building stepping stone (subject to approval) into the Masters Programme if grades are at a sufficient level.