The IES-SBS Knowledge area aims to expand the frontier of knowledge in the field of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. Being the basis of all the training programmes and supporting the development of the remaining IES-SBS services, this area structures its activity through 3 points of action:
Elaboration of a Research Agenda, inspiring and sensitising action on emerging issues in the areas of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.
/ Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
Consolidation of the main concepts in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, through the aggregation, analysis and adaptation to the lusophone context of mature concepts and definition of new concepts whenever necessary. Its accomplishment is realised through the publication of articles and elaboration of new tools and / or models.
/ Provision of Services
The services provided by Knowledge are developed according to the needs of the different stakeholders of the ecosystem of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation - Investors, Regulators, Entrepreneurs, among others - through the production of manuals, product and process coding, preparation of studies, thematic reports or tools.