Genio’s expertise is in scaling social innovations to solve complex problems. We do this by helping to bring stakeholders together to navigate the pathway through the challenges of system reform; and to help implement and scale more personalised, community-based and cost-effective social services. We work with government, philanthropy, service providers and service users where there are significant gaps between government policy and practices on the ground. Our experience tells us that the main obstacle to systems-level reform is not usually a lack of innovation, but a lack of engagement with the real and complex challenges of bringing about systems change.

Drawing on international best practice, Genio has developed a method which combines:

Ireland and Europe

In Ireland, Genio is currently working in the areas of disability, mental health, homelessness and addiction. We work closely with our programme partners to reform services (e.g. the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive and Local Authorities), in many cases underpinning national reform programmes. 

In 2020 we launched the European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF), an initiative designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges. The ESCF was established and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Genio (Ireland), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) and the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium). 

Complex Systems Change

19-21 Westland Square
Pearse St., Dublin 2, D02 YH27, Ireland
Phone +353 1 707 1700
Email [email protected]