The Social Innovation Unit was born as an important action of the Integral Plan for Social Economy 2017-2020 of the Government of Navarra, prepared by the General Directorate of Economic and Business and Labor Policy with the collaboration of CEPES Navarra. The Social Economy is a very suitable platform to launch the Social Innovation Unit. The European Committee of Regions itself states that “social innovation can be successfully promoted through the social economy, social economy initiatives contribute to increase social, economic and territorial cohesion.
Later, in June 2020, it was set up as a public-private association made up of 18 founders (ADITECH, Public University of Navarre, University of Navarre, ASPACE, ADACEN, TASUBINSA, Gure Sustraiak, Tudela Comparte, HydroRubber, CO2 Revolution, ARPA, Lacturale, Tesicnor, Josenea. Das Nano, UCAN and ANEL and the Government of Navarre) and its main work areas were determined as people (#UiS_SALUD), the planet (#UiS_EARTH) and prosperity (#UiS_AMETS).