SILICE Project – co funded by the Erasmus + initiative of the European Commission
The SILICE project is an international capacity building project. It is composed of 14 universities and institutions from 6 different countries that will span for minimum 3 years.The aim of the programme is to develop Social Innovation in Israeli and Indian Local Communities and in Entrepreneurship Student.
It started in March 2017, where every project coordinators from every institution and university came together in Israel at the IDC, Interdisciplinary Centre, in Herzliya, Israel. The host and leader of the project, Dr Eric Zimmerman along with his assistant Mrs Ariella Azoulay welcomed all team members for a three intense day of preliminary work.
In May 2017, the first SILICE Indian meeting of SILICE took place at SP Pune University, a partner of the programme. During this meeting, the Indian Universities with the help of Dr Eric Zimmerman, Mrs Ariella Azoulay and the Edulab Team organised the work for the Indian side of the project.
The first meeting happened in March of 2017 in Israel and it was followed by one in Pune in May to organise the work of each institute. Around ten teachers from India will receive twelve days of training in Europe on Social Innovation, they will integrate their learning into the curriculum to impact their students.
The project will also fund the creation of Social Innovation Lab that will help social ventures all over India.