Tatjana Brkic

Social Innovation in Business


How can small and medium sized businesses address social challenges? Can it be done while earning a healthy, sustainable profit stream? More than 500 RRC business students have been working to answer this question since 2013. Tatjana presents their findings and some of the most socially innovative business ideas from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and right here in Winnipeg.


Tatjana Brkic teaches at Red River College, where she also leads applied business research initiatives and social innovation projects. Her passion is finding ways to profitably implement social innovation in business. Tatjana’s experience includes developing an Internet based entrepreneurship toolkit for the UNEP UNDP & IUCN SEED initiative, creating a global knowledge network about sustainability in business at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and industrial engineering and ergonomics work at Volkswagen.

She has received numerous awards including the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Fellowship, Douglas Campbell Mackay Portfolio Management Award, and 2013 College Research Excellence Award.