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  • Part of this is commissioning relevant research, documents and publications that can inform us, partners, future applicants and others working toward similar aimsWorking in partnershipDeveloping programmes of funding/investment
  • 165 funded partnersRiver and Sea Sense, N Wales + TechnoCamps
  • Realy understanding problem, how can digi tech help redesing how we approach them.
  • Properties of technology – ways in which they can be used...
  • Starting point for this is that there are already lots of examples of how digi tech have changed the way we communicate, buy and sell etcPotential of digi tech –if we were to design how you access information now, knowing how much comp power you have in your pocket; design learning interactions; ways of reducing social isolation etc etc, perhaps we would do it differently.Moore’s law – tech to get into space! – with this growth – how would wWhe begin to design what social care, education, addressing poverty, environmental action could look like in 5 years time? What sort of action would you like to see in 5 years time – let’s start testing and developing it now.We can expect Moore’s law to continue – so EXPLORE if you have a super computer in your pocket, sensor devices in your hand and environment how would you address social challenges? OR, another way of looking at this (William Gibson, future’s already here its just not evenly distributed) – if we imagine more people have current smartphones, internet access, tablets etc – how would we design approaches?£500 tablet will cost under £100 in 4 years
  • .. . But this isn’t easy.
  • 600 institutionsPeoria History Society (USA) read: "Peoria Hist Soc started from scratch w no images online. Now w historypin they got 1.4 mill hits to website, $14,000 image sales." This is specifically related to the tools developed as part of this project and illustrates an amazing potential impact on partners, their audiences and their sustainability. In 2013, we will examine this impact more thoroughly.
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    • 1. www.nominettrust.org.ukSupporting Social Innovation through Digital TechnologyNational Assembly for Wales, June 2013Dan Sutch dan.sutch@nominettrust.org.uk@dansutch @nominettrust
    • 2. To seek out, galvanise andsupport new, effective andwidely adopted solutions thattransform how we address bigsocial challenges through theuse of digital technology.• Social investments and grants of c£5m per year• Aim to demonstrate how digital technology can be used to redesign the way we addresspersistent social challenges•Aim to support (in addition to funding) scaling the social and economic impact•Direct relationship with Nominet’s public purpose & strength of their membershipOur mission
    • 3. Research and Insight
    • 4. Grant making and social investment
    • 5. The successful application of new ideas generated at theintersection of insight and invention, which leads to thecreation of social or economic valueInsight understanding the context, histories and work of othersInvention finding and developing the best ideasApplication putting ideas into practiceValue capturing outcomes, impact and learningSocial Innovation
    • 6. Redesigning our approach to social innovationAffordances ofdigital TechSocialEntrepreneurshipDesigning from‘first principles’Consider together, the:Affordances of digital technologyThe values & energy of socialentrepreneurship and social businessLook again at the challenges andredesign approaches
    • 7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2011.svgMany examples of significanttech-driven/tech-enabledchanges – where for social-tech?
    • 8. The use of digital technology provides remarkableopportunities to redesign how we address persistent socialchallengesThis requires:• Creativity and imagination for how else we might addressthese issues• Risk taking and testing of these new approaches• Entrepreneurship and willingness• Aspiration, persistence and tenacity• Openness, collaboration...• Advocates to help find social-tech entrepreneursIn addition to the technology
    • 9. What does social-tech innovation look like?
    • 10. Podnosh ‘Recording Real Lives’Capturing voices of disconnectedpeople for social policy makersFuturegov ‘Patchwork’Supporting and improvingcommunication between key localauthority workers around the familyUK Online Centres ‘Outreach programme’Helping people get online in environments wherethey’re already comfortable (localpub, laundrette, cafes, churches etc)‘Memory Box’Collecting digital memories forrecollection activities for peoplesuffering from dementia‘Discoverables’Helping young peoplediscover, develop and demonstrateskills for employabilityCarers UK ‘Jointly’Supporting time-poor carers tomanage caring responsibilities withbusy lives
    • 11. History Pin£209k investmentGlobal intergenerational site40,000 contributors, 600,000 app userseg Peoria Hist Soc 1.4m hits, $14,000sales
    • 12. Make Things Do Stuff
    • 13. Make Things Do Stuff:"Make Things Do Stuff, a collaborative effort led byNesta, Nominet Trust, and Mozilla, marks anotherimportant step in our ambition to become themost digitally capable nation in the world. Wewant to inspire young people to become creatorsand not just consumers of digital technologies“George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
    • 14. Trailed in 2003, the Technocamps project was set up in response to the continuingdecline in Computer Science Education.In September 2011 Technocamps secured £3.9 M ESF funding to deliver aprogramme led by Swansea University in partnership with Aberystwyth, Bangor andSouth Wales Universities for 11-19 year olds in Wales.To date over 4,500 young people have attended one or more day-long workshopintroducing them to CS principles from a catalogue of projects.Technocamps is also working with the LIFE programme in the City and County ofSwansea in conjunction with BOX UK, S4C and Tinopolis, running the weekly CSTalent Academy for disadvantaged young people in Swansea.Technocamps recently secured Digital Maker funding – 3000 Primary children will beundertaking CS driven digital making activities.Stuart Toomey, project manager
    • 15. Community ownership and management ofDigital Network AssetsExploring cooperative model for sharing internetaccess from Merthyr Valley homes to (in pilot)provide low cost access and support to tenants for100 homes in GellidegMerthyr Valleys Homes and Creative Co-ops(Gellideg Foundation; Welsh Government; MTCBC;Coed Y Dderwen School IT dept)Mike Owen, CEO, Merthyr Valley HomesGet IT Together in Rhondda Cynon TafSupporting 1200 older people to get online for thefirst timeSupporting 50 young people to developemployability skillsCitizens Online and BT WalesNominet Trust funding of £30,000 with £70,000investment from BT Wales and £20,000 fromRCT council
    • 16. Current opportunities for Welsh social-tech entrepreneurs
    • 17. How digital technology can be used to support people through transitionsacross the lifecourseTransitions
    • 18. To discover, to help demonstrate and test the potential of a new approachthat uses digital technology to address a persistent social challenge.Nominet Trust Open Innovation FundingDiscover by bfishadow ccFlickr
    • 19. Dan Sutch dan.sutch@nominettrust.org.uk
    • 20. Open Innovation descriptionhttp://www.nominettrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/areas-investment/open-innovationHow to applyhttp://www.nominettrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/areas-investment/open-innovationApplication deadlineshttp://www.nominettrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/application-deadlinesUseful linksMore descriptions of our Open Innovation programme, links to ‘how to apply’ and some further background info.