Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Faculdade de Economia e Gestão (UCP), Portugal

UCP LogoThe Faculty of Economics and Management UCP is one of the units of UCP in Porto. Social innovation is present in the teaching, research and outreach activities of this Faculty, as well as in other units of UCP in Porto.

Examples of ongoing projects in this area are the following:

  • an undergraduate course in Social Economics,
  • a MSc programme in Social Economics and the Yunus Chair in Social Business endorsed by Muhammad Yunus;
  • Project SocialSpin to promote social entrepreneurship among students and alumni which includes a contest for distinguishing the best social business ideas, a workshop for training possible future social entrepreneurs (SocialSpin Camp) and an incubator for start-up social enterprises;
  • a platform of the organizations supporting the homeless people in the Porto Metropolitan Area making use of new information technologies and new modes of collective governance to promote cooperation and coordination in their activities which have been very fragmented so far.

More information: http://www.feg.porto.ucp.pt/en/home