The “Collaboratory on Social Innovation” is an informal initiative launched by the Government of Canada, ICC, the Red Cross, and betterplace.org .
At the Milestone event the Collaboratory met again and shared thoughts with ICC cities. On that occasion, ten ICC members agreed to act as pilot cities to test the “user-centred design” methodology to create a "Research and Development (R&D)" process that will help downstream innovation for inclusion at the level of cities. As a follow up, a working meeting of the Collaboratory will take place in Brussels on 14-15 March to design a working stream that will strengthen the group’s collective capacity to cooperate and sustain a highly functioning local network. Besides, a roundtable open to the public will take place on the 16th and engage these cities in a discussion on the need for more multi-level governance of integration, as well as on how to create and animate new narratives.