Social innovation plays an increasingly important role in tackling issues that have emerged as a result of rapid socio-economic changes, contributing in a manner that values community engagement, collaboration and consensus building. This session explores the regional landscape of social innovation practice and research. Combining their expertise in social innovation efforts in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong respectively, Dr. Zhou Runan, Mr. Rao JinXing and Dr. Norah Wang will be presenting the findings in their joint comparative study of the social innovation landscape in the above cities, including incubator programs, funding opportunities, and challenges. Dr. Yanto Chandra will also present social innovation research from a global perspective.