Social Innovations In The Swiss Mountain Region

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Swiss mountain regions are under pressure: Economic growth is increasingly being questioned in the face of a wide range of challenges. This research project analyzes the role of social innovation in connection with growth issues in the Bernese Oberland. Social innovations are new approaches to solving social and economic challenges that involve new forms of cooperation (e.g. employee sharing in tourism, new forms of basic services, public-private cooperation in the renovation of second homes). We focus on tourism, the construction industry and the health care sector.

The project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (contribution number 179112). It has a duration of four years (Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2022).