Social Innovation is innovation with impact, whether it’s creating a new framework, logistic or organization, to solve a social or environmental issue. A strategic collaboration between businesses and end-users, or local health practitioners, is an example of social innovation.
Tech Social Impact uses technology as a way to maximise social impact of an existing program or initiative. Using robots to produce more vaccines and distribute them to at-risk groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of a Tech Social Impact.
Digital Social Innovation is different in its approach: the objective is to use technologies throughout the innovation process; from ideation to conceptualizing and rollout of new solutions. Digital social innovation technologies and methods are by definition, you guessed it, social. Therefore, they need to consult local communities and various health stakeholders throughout the decision process, to ensure the solution takes its starting point in the problem.