Innovating human services together

Significant changes in society are critically challenging the future of human services: As the world is rapidly transforming, life courses diversifying and life expectancy increasing, current practices and models for the care, health and support of vulnerable individuals and groups will no longer be able to cope with growing and changing demand.

Faced with these challenges, social innovation offers prospects for development and, above all, leads to concrete solutions. The Innovation Booster "Co-Designing Human Services" of the Swiss Association for the Promotion of Social Innovation offers just such opportunities for reflection and design, bringing together people from research and practice around annual themes to launch social innovations in collaboration with human services users.

Thanks to its annual innovation cycle, the Innovation Booster offers to members and beneficiairies financial support, a network of specialists throughout Switzerland as well as assistance and methodological support for the development of innovative ideas. For the period 2022-2025, the Innovation Booster benefits from a generous grant from the Swiss Innovation Agency, Innosuisse.


Foundation laid for third cycle of innovation

On 2 May, around 50 people from all over Switzerland attended our forum in Olten, which marked the start of the third innovation cycle. They all took…

Paving the way for social innovation

For the Swiss Association for the Promotion of Social Innovation and the management team of the Innovation Booster “Co-Designing Human Services”, it…

Seven new innovation teams have started

In mid-May, the Innovation Booster panel gave seven new innovation teams the green light to start the second innovation cycle on the annual theme…

Second innovation cycle successfully launched

The second social innovation forum took place in Fribourg on 4 May 2023. It marked the start of the second cycle of the Innovation Booster…

First innovation cycle successfully completed

On 16 March 2023, the final meeting of the 2022/2023 cycle of the Innovation Booster "Co-Designing Human Services" took place in the House of…

The second innovation cycle is launched!

In 2023, the Innovation Booster will focus on “integrated services and benefits in social and health care”. We want to make a contribution to the…

Eight ideas move on to the testing phase

At the pitches organized by the IB Co-Designing Human Services 8 out of 16 teams successfully competed for the next phase in the innovation cycle.

Successful Social Innovation Forum

On 5 May, almost 100 people met in Olten with a common ambition to bring social innovation to the annual theme proposed by the NTN Innovation Booster…

Invitation au 1er Forum de l'innovation sociale

Dans une atmosphère inspirante, venez vous mettre en réseau avec d'autres spécialistes de la recherche et de la pratique ainsi qu'avec des usagères et…

Appel 2022

Formes flexibles d'habitat et de soutien pour les seniors. Le premier appel à idées de projet de l'Innovation Booster "Co-Designing Human Services"…

Objectives and mission

Frédérique Leresche, IB Management & Haute école de travail social Fribourg (HES-SO) - Best practices
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Stefan Panel, IB Management & Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit FHNW - Best practices
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Edo Carrasco, IB Management & Fondazione Gabbiano - Best practices
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Presentation of the Innovation Booster