What is Symbiotic Innovation?
Traditional approaches place the welfare agency at the centre of social solutions and fail to address the underlying environmental causes of disadvantage. Community Four’s Symbiotic Innovation is an ecosystem approach which separates systemic social challenges from the individual and focusses on building community solutions to address the root causes of disadvantage. The SI solution is to encourage value exchange between diverse communities, linking them through mutual benefit and, most importantly, a shared purpose. Unlike any other community development model, SI was created locally, alongside the emerging community members it is designed to assist.