Social Enterprise Action Research Exchange (SEARX)
SEARX is a technology platform linking university-based researchers with social entrepreneurs around the world. SEARX invites social entrepreneurs to present their practical, action-oriented research needs through the platform, akin to an online want ad, and faculty researchers can review these and select projects of interest to them or their students. Conversely, university-based researchers can upload a profile of their research capacity, so that our social enterprise partners might identify and request this expertise.
The Center will host the SEARX launch party on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in the Benson Center, with about 25 researchers from the GSBI Network and other Jesuit universities from around the world. If you want to join the launch party, contact Keith Warner OFM (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SEARX has three essential components:
The SEARX platform matches researchers with social enterprise needs. During its pilot year, SEARX will link our GSBI social enterprise partners with SCU and GSBI Network researchers. In the future, we anticipate expanding this service to any qualified researcher and entrepreneur.
SEARX will provide practical research support for social enterprises such as: