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SOCIAL INNOVATION:

CHANGING YOUR
THE ROAD AHEAD
•
•
•
•
•

Check-In
What is innovation?
Characteristics of an innovator
Where to look for innovation?
Shift...
WHAT IS
INNOVATION EQUATION

Innovation = Creativity X Execution
Innovation means a new way
of doing something. It may refer
to incremental, radical, and
revolutionary changes in
thinking...
• Many ideas (many bad)

A Blog is born…
• Willing to take risks
Able to see things through
• Collaborator
Able to build/expand on
what is available
WHERE TO LOOK
FOR INNOVATION?
CHANGING YOUR
Global
Poverty
Health
Education
Finance
Infrastructure
As
Innovators
we need a
shift of
focus…
…from the world
of innovation…
… to innovation for
the world…
Measure your impact
What do you have in your hand?
Don’t be afraid to stand out
Grassroots Innovation
What resources will
you need?
Try a different environment
Sustainability
Where
do I
begin?
Give yourself
permission to
think up many
ideas
Keep chewing on the problem
Build on ideas that came before
@rlabs
info@rlabs.org
www.rlabs.org
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
Social Innovation - Changing your Lense
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  • Have participants write on post-it notes what they think innovation is
  • 3D construction challenge
  • Can either collaborate or work alone on construction
  • Participants write on post-it notes the characteristics of an innovator
  • Give participants a foam or paper cup with hole in bottom. They have write as many problems they see in the community. They look into the cup through the hole and say what they can see.
  • Give each group a flipchart sheet and they have to write the 3 most common problems everyone in the group wrote on the foam or paper cup.
  • Participants turn their cups around and look through it again
  • Now the students look at the problem and say how much of the word they can see
  • If the participants were super heroes. How would they look at the problems and come up with solutions
  • How many of their problems they wrote down within their groups were actually global problems
  • How many participants actually mentioned poverty?
  • How many participants actually mentioned health?
  • How many participants actually mentioned education?
  • How many participants actually mentioned finance?
  • How many participants actually mentioned infrastructure?
  • What do you need to bear in mind when innovating for the world?
  • Groups present back their solutions
  • Help participants to think of global solutions
  • Give participants chewing gum to help them chew on their problems
  • Participants come up with solutions the groups problems and it has to be global solutions
  • Groups give feedback to the larger group
  • Transcript of "Social Innovation - Changing your Lense"

    1. 1. SOCIAL INNOVATION: CHANGING YOUR
    2. 2. THE ROAD AHEAD • • • • • Check-In What is innovation? Characteristics of an innovator Where to look for innovation? Shifting our focus from the world of innovation to innovation for the world
    3. 3. WHAT IS
    4. 4. INNOVATION EQUATION Innovation = Creativity X Execution
    5. 5. Innovation means a new way of doing something. It may refer to incremental, radical, and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations
    6. 6. • Many ideas (many bad) A Blog is born…
    7. 7. • Willing to take risks
    8. 8. Able to see things through
    9. 9. • Collaborator
    10. 10. Able to build/expand on what is available
    11. 11. WHERE TO LOOK FOR INNOVATION?
    12. 12. CHANGING YOUR
    13. 13. Global
    14. 14. Poverty
    15. 15. Health
    16. 16. Education
    17. 17. Finance
    18. 18. Infrastructure
    19. 19. As Innovators we need a shift of focus…
    20. 20. …from the world of innovation…
    21. 21. … to innovation for the world…
    22. 22. Measure your impact
    23. 23. What do you have in your hand?
    24. 24. Don’t be afraid to stand out
    25. 25. Grassroots Innovation
    26. 26. What resources will you need?
    27. 27. Try a different environment
    28. 28. Sustainability
    29. 29. Where do I begin?
    30. 30. Give yourself permission to think up many ideas
    31. 31. Keep chewing on the problem
    32. 32. Build on ideas that came before
    33. 33. @rlabs info@rlabs.org www.rlabs.org
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