Enabling a shift to the Impact Economy

As a society we find ourselves at a unique juncture of change, challenge and opportunity. Climate change, technology, the future of work, inequality, environmental strain, social unrest. It’s clear that new, holistic solutions, and progressive change are needed.

This is why The Yunus Centre exists. To equip you with the knowhow to navigate change and create positive societal impact.

We are interested in how innovation and entrepreneurship can build inclusive and sustainable economies, and creative and cohesive communities. Are you in?

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Programs and activities

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Join us at this outstanding Series each month and hear from leading academics and industry experts, as they cover a wide range of business topics relevant for 'start up' businesses and small to medium enterprises. Attendees also have the opportunity for networking with like-minded professionals following the presentations.

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Courses

We’re developing a new generation of leaders and professionals in a diverse range of industries and environments. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, community education, online learning, work-integrated learning, and executive education.

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Fellowship Program

Our Fellowship Program attracts and hosts outstanding talent in the field of impact innovation and social enterprise to facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise. Students will have access to incredible projects and networks through their connection with these Fellows.

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GLO@Logan High School Challenge

This three-day experiential challenge provides students with the ability to generate creative and innovative concepts and solutions. Challenges are held in May and late November annually and are focused on either STEAM or HEALTH issues, as well as developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Students learned about human-centred design and prototype using 3D printers, robotics, virtual reality and coding technologies.

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Social Entrepreneurship Starter-kit

Social Entrepreneurship Starter-kit is an online-based learning program designed to support students undertaking a Griffith University course relating to social enterprise, community impact, sustainable business, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Advancing Regional Innovation Program

Griffith University, along with Logan City Council and Redland City Council, are the lead partners in the Queensland State Government's Advancing Regional Innovation Program which aims to turn our regions into hubs for innovation and enterprise.

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About the Yunus Centre

Alex Hannant, Co-Director of The Yunus Centre Griffith University, discusses what the centre does, what it takes to be a changemaker and our Fellowship program.

SOCIAL STUDY PODS

These beautiful pods are a small demonstration of the far reaching benefits of social procurement, and how the social economy should intersect with the circular economy.

We asked ADRA Logan to create interesting office furniture from salvaged waste, while offering opportunities to local people traditionally on the outer of the labour market.

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LOGAN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TOUR

Social Enterprises are one way of using business for the purpose of creating positive societal impact. At The Yunus Centre we’re passionate about supporting local ecosystems and networks that strengthen all types of impact enterprises.

In November 2019 we partnered with Social Enterprise Network Logan and Impact Boom to deliver a bus tour of Logan social enterprises, offering people the opportunity to get up close an personal with a variety of social businesses.

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WORLD FORUM

The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future.

The event attracts social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders  and more from all across the globe.

Co-Director, Alex Hannant, will be representing Griffith and presenting work underway at the Centre.

I am proposing to create a new kind of business. Business based on the selflessness that is in all of us. I am calling this, social business.

Professor Muhummed Yunus

Social enterprise map

Social Enterprise is growing across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

GRIFFITH INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Griffith has an exciting ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, supported by remarkable teaching, research, enterprise and our industry partners.

We are creating opportunities, disrupting existing ways of thinking and doing, and creating solutions with impact for local and global problems. We are providing support for a new wave of thinkers, and we want you to be part of it.

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