The aim of this discussion is to try and understand relations between social innovation and technological innovation. Declared as opposed by many authors, these two concepts have been seen as counterpart one of the other. More specifically, social innovation is pointed as a compensation of the ecological and social issues created by the technological innovation. But, as points out Benoît Godin, social innovation is a term that was first written during the nineteenth century, almost hundred years before technological innovation concept developed.
Based on many examples from Brazil, Colombia and Germany, we want share examples of public, social innovation processes.