Social innovation
A civil society priority for
LEPs, growth and EU funds
What is social innovation?
Social innovation must…
5
Be innovative
Better use of
assets/resources
6
Generate social outcomes
Be social in nature
Social innovation may…
Be brand new to the world
Private
Enterprise
Social
Sector
State
Informal
(inc citizens and
social
movements)
Be in any sector
Be a technological innovation
Generate financial value
Social innovations that promote
jobs and growth
Finding solutions to social care crisis
Teaching kids skills of the future
Helping people find jobs
16
www.jobsinnovators.org
How can we surface great civil
society led social innovations
through LEPs and EU funds?
Through open calls
19
Through incubation
“A mission to help 1,000
entrepreneurs and impact
businesses & changemakers
to start, grow and scale...
Case study: Bethnal Green Ventures
And incubators
Through challenge prizes
Design tools
22
Through local impact funds
Design tools
23
Through backing what works
Centre for Social Action
Innovation Fund
Vicki Sellick
Director, The Lab
vicki.sellick@nesta.org.uk
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The presentation was a workshop at NCVO's European Funding Network's event LEPs, Growth and EU funds on Wednesday 25 September 2013.

The presentation was by Vicki Sellick from NESTA and looks at what social innovation really is.

Find out more about the event 'LEPs, Growth and EU funds': http://europeanfundingnetwork.eu/events/engaging-with-your-leps

Find out more about NCVO's European Funding network: http://europeanfundingnetwork.eu/A

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  • be innovative – new/disruptive/better use of (hidden)assets or resources
  • seek to generate positive social outcomes for the good of society
  • be social in nature – open/collaborative/networks/co-produced/peer-to-peer
  • It might,but does not necessarily, …
  • be a technological innovation (eg Apps for Good)
  • be in private/public/social/informal sector inc social movements
  • be a technological innovation (eg Apps for Good)
  • Generate financial value
  • Origins of concept in early 19th century – socialists, reformers, utopiansFollowing examples in different policy areas…
  • Care4Care – people helping peopleTyze – using social networks
  • Care4Care – people helping peopleTyze – using social networks
  • Freeformers is a social business that helps organisations to develop high-impact tech skills and connects them with young talent to make ideas happen faster.Trading Times is an online service that matches the skills and availability of local people with the ad hoc resource needs of local businesses.Transition Force, a package of opportunities and a talent platform that will support ex-service men and women with their transition into civilian life.
  • 12,000 sqft state of the art work space: Meeting rooms, 40 person cafe lounge, lecture theatre, workshop space, collaboration booths£3m social investment fund.Simple pay by time membership model: tariffs ranging from £20 to £350 per month for unlimited use of the space.Hub Westminster is the latest & largest accelerator in the Hub network with 28 Hubs around the world
  • Using formal pilots and even randomised control trials to test whether an idea works or not. Nesta’s Creative Credits is a key example – it is using a randomised control trial to test whether simple vouchers for business to business knowledge transfer generate business innovation.
  • Using formal pilots and even randomised control trials to test whether an idea works or not. Nesta’s Creative Credits is a key example – it is using a randomised control trial to test whether simple vouchers for business to business knowledge transfer generate business innovation.
  • Social innovation

    1. 1. Social innovation A civil society priority for LEPs, growth and EU funds
    2. 2. What is social innovation?
    3. 3. Social innovation must…
    4. 4. 5 Be innovative Better use of assets/resources
    5. 5. 6 Generate social outcomes
    6. 6. Be social in nature
    7. 7. Social innovation may…
    8. 8. Be brand new to the world
    9. 9. Private Enterprise Social Sector State Informal (inc citizens and social movements) Be in any sector
    10. 10. Be a technological innovation
    11. 11. Generate financial value
    12. 12. Social innovations that promote jobs and growth
    13. 13. Finding solutions to social care crisis
    14. 14. Teaching kids skills of the future
    15. 15. Helping people find jobs 16 www.jobsinnovators.org
    16. 16. How can we surface great civil society led social innovations through LEPs and EU funds?
    17. 17. Through open calls
    18. 18. 19 Through incubation “A mission to help 1,000 entrepreneurs and impact businesses & changemakers to start, grow and scale.”
    19. 19. Case study: Bethnal Green Ventures And incubators
    20. 20. Through challenge prizes
    21. 21. Design tools 22 Through local impact funds
    22. 22. Design tools 23 Through backing what works Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund
    23. 23. Vicki Sellick Director, The Lab vicki.sellick@nesta.org.uk
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