Great diversity of global activity flourishing fast
Where do we go from here?
Discussion of SIX’s future
The SIX Community
•Over 400+ organisations and 600+ members from every
continent the world, from various fields and sectors
Chair – Diogo Vasconcelos, Portugal – Former Government
Minister, now with Cisco
Members - The Young Foundation, UK; School for Social
Entrepreneurs, UK; Australian Social Innovation Exchange,
Australia and New Zealand; Business Innovation Brokers,
Spain; MIK Co-op., Spain; Lien Foundation, Singapore;
Sitawi, Brazil; Phillips Design, Holland; DESIS (Design for
Social Innovation and Sustainability), Italy.
The field of social innovation and social design ...
Innovation Networks for
SITRA and STAKES
Kellogg Foundation (US)
Hope Institute (S.Korea)
SEKN (L. America)
Shuttleworth Foundation (S.
Australian Centre for Social
Monitor Institute (US)
Sustainable Everyday Project
Young Foundation (UK)
Innovation Unit (UK)
Center for Social Innovation
Doors of Perception (Int.)
Tallberg Forum (Sweden)
Social Innovation Generator
World Health Organisation
Members of the SIX community share core values and beliefs
• that many of the problems that the world faces will only be solved by
experiment, enterprise and innovation;
• that there is untapped potential for social innovation in civil society,
business and the public sector; and
• that socially innovative solutions will only fulfill their full potential when
individuals and organisations learn from each other and work
collaboratively to develop the field of social innovation.
SIX is being coordinated with a group of core partners
• Young foundation - UK
• CISCO - US
• Global Ideas Bank - UK
• Kaos Pilots - Denmark
• MIK - Spain
• OECD – Belgium
• Philips Design - the Netherlands
• SEP - Sustainable Everyday Project - UK
• School for Social Entrepreneurs -UK
• Tallberg Foundation - Sweden
• Shuttleworth Foundation - South Africa
• Centre for Social Innovation - Canada
• Fuping Development Institute - China
• Euclid Network (European)
• Monitor Institute (US)
• Macquarie Group Foundation (Australia)
• ASIX (Australia)
• Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal)
• TESE (Portugal)
What type of events should SIX be holding?
What else should SIX be offering?
Where and with whom?
Past events include…
•International conference on Social Innovation in China with British
Council and Chinese Centre for Comparative Politics and Economics
•International conference in South Korea with The Hope Foundation
dedicated to Social Innovation and its impact in the area.
•Workshop with the European Commission hosted by President Barroso
which aims to discuss the importance of Social Innovation in helping to
shape the new European Social Agenda.
•Open everything–set of events around the world with the main objective
of understand how open technology can help develop social innovation
and collaborative development.
Main SIX events in 2009
6Six TelePresence Series (with Cisco)- Enable partners within the SIX network to exchange ideas
and develop concrete solutions on how to recover from the recession through innovation.
Influencing policy- Work with governments around the world to provide a range of action
options and recommendations through the use of social innovation
Develop SIX website in other languages - Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese . Strengthen and widen
network. 20 or so core partners.
Developing working groups - incubators, policy ideas through the SIX network
Annual Summer Schools - Portugal 2009, Singapore 2010.
Potential joint international events – Singapore, China, USA, South Africa, Sweden, New
International collaboration through SIX:
-SI Camp New Zealand
-SI Camp Central and Eastern Europe