Research Programs: Special Projects

Research on the Revitalization Mechanism of Social Innovation (joint research with Kyoto University)

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

SABURI Masataka

SABURI Masataka (Consulting Fellow)

Leader

Overview

Social innovation or "creating an industry to solve social problems" is a significant political issue which enhances labor productivity and reduces government expenditure at the same time.

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." In this project, we will collect data on sample cases involving social innovation, and make political proposals on how a "small group of committed" can realize social innovation by using models and case studies. Moreover, we will also study how social innovation can be used to rebuild the disaster areas destroyed by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

April 2, 2012 - March 29, 2013