Too few third sector innovations change the world because they are poorly supported Someone in the third sector has an idea They write a letter to the Minister The Minister gives the letter to a civil servant The civil servant writes a letter of congratulation
Innovators are disconnected from potential supporters Public service commissioners and social investors Innovators in the third sector
What’s the solution?
We need to connect innovators, collaborators and supporters Public services Social investment Third sector innovation Policy and politics
Innovation Exchange works as a broker to make these connections
surfaces opportunities for innovation;
helps innovators, investors and commissioners to connect around them;
and actively supports groups to collaborate , develop and grow innovation
Innovation Exchange finds opportunities for innovation… A challenge public services are tackling A focus for social investment A focus for innovation in the third sector Significant political priority Innovation Exchange works in areas that have four characteristics:
… helps innovators, investors and commissioners to connect around them
… and supports the best innovations to get to scale
Our pitch to the third sector is simple: Don’t give away your ideas, but don’t keep them to yourself.
What are we doing?
We are using the web…
… a programme of events…
… and our Next Practice Programme to support innovation