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The Social Innovation Camp story: the who, what, where, when & how


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myPublicServices session on 26th November 2009

myPublicServices session on 26th November 2009

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  • 1. www blog: twitter: The Social Innovation Camp story: the who, what, why, when and how
  • 2. The Social Innovation Camp story… www blog: twitter: Hello!
    • Enabled by Design took part in first ever Social
    • Innovation (SI) Camp in April 2008
    • Opportunity for my voice to be heard, but also
    • support to get idea off the ground
    • Session will explain bit more about SI Camp, what
    • it involved, what we learnt and all important next steps
    • Finishing off we’d like everyone to think about skills you have to offer and how to share these to make things happen!
  • 3. What is Social Innovation Camp? www blog: twitter: SI Camp
    • Social Innovation (SI) Camp is a weekend long event
    • Bringing together people with ideas of how to use
    • technology to meet social need with people who have
    • the skills to make this happen
    • Skills including: designers, techies/geeks, business expertise, ideas people, we could go on…
    • To find out more visit:
  • 4. Four steps to success! www blog: twitter: Show & Tell
    • Step 1 – Call for ideas
    • Step 2 – Ideas shortlisted
    • Step 3 – Camp
    • Step 4 – Show and Tell
    • Each shortlisted team works on proof of concept to present to panel of judges at Show and Tell pitching competition
    • Team demonstrating greatest potential to create real change awarded prize
  • 5. The Social Innovation Camp experience www blog: twitter: Team EbD
    • Original Team EbD: me, facilitator,
    • designer, two techies and a local government
    • policy wonk ; )
    • After lots of discussion, cups of coffee and of
    • course hard work and fun, ready for Show and
    • Tell
    • By end of weekend, developed proof of concept, including prototype website and business plan
    • Enabled by Design awarded first prize, as ‘project with most potential’
  • 6. Next steps for EbD… www blog: twitter: Society Guardian
    • UnLtd level 1 award
    • Innovation Exchange Next Practice
    • Programme – Independent living stream
    • Launch of website in March 2009
    • Media coverage including front page article in
    • Society Guardian
    • Invited to roundtable discussion organised by Which? for “senior figures” in Assistive Technology
    • Invited to speak at events, themes including: social innovation, web accessibility, design, and assistive technology
  • 7. Little “pearls of wisdom” or what I’ve learnt so far… www blog: twitter:
    • Don’t let ‘the fear’ stop you from trying new things, no matter how scary they are!
    • Talk to as many people as possible about your idea
    • It doesn’t matter if you start small, as long as you get started
    • You can find inspiration in the most unexpected of places
    • Be open to your idea changing (for the better!) over time
    • Embrace the power of the web and social technology to make a difference
  • 8. Any questions? Thank you for listening!  www blog: twitter:
  • 9. You can contact me here: [email_address] @enabledby www blog: twitter: