Basque Social Innovation Lab

From a cultural perspective

towards a Sustainable Human Development


Research to Innovate

ALCK’s research has been focused on better understanding the Basque experience of socio-economic transformation under extreme difficulties from a complex system perspective. The result of this work indicates that the key to understanding the Basque experience lies in the cultural aspects underlying the strategic decisions that made it possible (K factor).


Act to Transform

ALCK contributes to designing, implementing and evaluating Social Innovation Platforms. These interventions put the lessons learned from the Basque experience into practice.


Spread to Share

We disseminate and share this knowledge locally and globally both from a community and academic perspective.


Thematic Platforms in Laos, Maldives, Bangladesh and Thailand — UNDP and ALC

Practice Lab UNDP and ALCK are working collaboratively toward the implementation of 4 Thematic Platforms in the following countries: Laos (Vientiane), Maldives, Bangladesh (Dhaka district) […]

Gipuzkoa Deep Demonstration Plataform — Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, EIT Climate-KIC, OECD and ALC

Practice Lab Over the past few months, an Open Innovation Platform has been launched in Gipuzkoa (Basque Country). While the region has successfully evolved and […]

Redesign of the soup kitchen “Apostólicas Etxea” in Bilbao — EDE Foundation, Imago and ALC

Practice Lab EDE Foundation is a group of social organizations from the Basque Country working in the generation of inclusive and sustainable changes through knowledge […]

Social Innovation Platform for the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) — Last Tour and ALC

Practice Lab An extreme situation, such as the one we are experiencing due to Covid-19, has reminded us once again how relevant the Cultural and […]