Innovations are crucial to the development of any sector right now as the market is evolving by the seconds and there are always new innovations and solutions just around the corner. With social innovations the innovations have been energized and have been reaching the end-user by just a click or touch.
The social innovative approach can help transform the landscape of society and aid the issues of society by manifold. Discovering Hands, a social enterprise in Germany has found that specially trained, blind women are able to discover tiny tumors in breast tissue using only the touch of their hands. This allows for earlier detection of breast cancer, thereby increasing the chances of survival for patients and reducing the cost of treatment. More than 20 health insurance companies in Germany already cover this screening service. Thus, the social enterprise does not only add value through a new health service but has also created a new, meaningful occupation for blind women. The faster societies adopt such innovations and make prevention the focus of their health care systems, the better they will be able to address the needs of an aging population without uncontrollable cost increases.
This principle applies to other fields too like the faster we manage to transition to a circular economy, the better we will be able to handle climate change. And the faster we create an education system that enables young people to become active shapers of society, the better we will be able to respond to digitization.
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