Social innovation is seen as one of the most effective approaches to create change and societal transformation for sustainability. The theory and practice of social innovation in relation to design is just emerging but already has become one of the main research streams in the design field. In the past months, Product Design led an application process to become a member of the international Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Network and establish a DESIS Lab here at AUT School of Art and Design. The application process involved identifying, collecting and formatting social innovation related projects within the School of Art and Design and submitting them in a pack to the International Committee of DESIS. We’re very happy to announce that our application has been successful and now our school is a member of this influential international network. As Product Design we’re proud to have led this initiative. Have a look at the DESIS website to get inspired for using design for social change.