Nesta is leading pioneering research on Digital Social Innovation (DSI), funded by the European Commission, to build a living map of organisations that use digital technologies for social good.

There are many cases of Digital Social Innovation (DSI) being spread throughout society that are transforming governments, businesses and society. 

At the heart of the DSI research is, a dynamic and crowdsourced map of organisations that work on digital social innovation. Together with Variable and Interago, we have redesigned the crowdmapping website and increased the DSI network. In the DSI Open Data-Set, there are a total of 575 organisations with 629 projects as of August 2014.

Most, if not all, of the case studies mapped on take place via the Internet or are highly enabled by new technology trends such as open networks, open hardware, open knowledge and open data infrastructures. 

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