Slide 3A world where…Social innovators can easily exchange and share: Ideas that work, across sectors and geographies Talent, capabilities, skills Access to power Money, capital and resources
Hiriko CityCarWhat possibilities unfoldwhen the world’s leading engineersand designers collaborate to tacklecarbon emissions?The Agents• MIT and Hiriko are designing a revolutionary car that could drastically reduce carbon emissions from city drivingThe Idea• It’s electric, it’s foldable and it’s smaller than the Smart CarThe Potential• Changing how we drive—and how we park—in cities
Siel BleuHow dramatically could we improve thehealth of our ageing population if weimplemented programs of care—at scale?The Agents• Classic social innovators working through their own civil society organisationThe Idea• Bring health benefits—and everyday joy—to the elderly through regular group fitness programmingThe Potential• Help more than 60,000 elderly—first in France, and soon all around Europe— maintain independence and health
Housing First How would our response to homelessness change if considered housing as a right to be respected, not a privilege to be earned? The Agents • The model was first developed and tested in the US, but quickly spread and is now tested by NGOs, foundations and governments around the world The Idea • Access to permanent housing is seen as the first response to homelessness, social, health and other support is then provided independently. The Potential • Better residential stability outcomes and is cost-effective.; itincurs public expenditure savings through reductions in use of emergency health services and the criminal justice system.
GoodGymHow can we take advance of the wastedenergy people use in gyms to meet theneeds of isolated people in ourcommunities?The Agents• Everyday people who wants to combine doing good with physical exerciseThe Idea• GoodGym connects people who want to get fit with physical tasks that need to be done, and which benefit the community.The Potential• GoodGym is now open to everyone in East London, and is looking for national partners to take the project to the next stage. Good Gym wants to rival the success of gyms, getting people all over the world off treadmills and into their communities.
Slide“nearly every problem has been solved by someone,somewhere. The challenge of the 21st century isto find out what works and scale it up” President Clinton
Slide 10• How can we build up new finance flows for social innovation?• How can we effectively scale or replicate great ideas?• What are the best ways to incubate new ideas and ventures?• How can we effectively uses prizes and competitions to promote innovative practice?• How can platforms for social innovation be improved and what tools will we be using by 2015?
Slide“The Europe I Believe In” “The financial and economic crisis makes creativity and innovation in general, and social innovation in particular even more important to foster sustainable growth, secure jobs and boost competitiveness.” President Barroso BEPA Workshop on ‘Europe and Social Innovation’ 20 January 2009