What Is Social Innovation Exchange


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What Is Social Innovation Exchange

  1. 1. Rushanara Ali, The Young Foundation
  2. 2. A network set up by a group of organisations to help build the emerging field of social innovation Aim is to be a network of networks bridging the many sectors involved in social innovation Idea originated at a 2006 Young Foundation international conference in China on social innovation involving 20 countries 2007 - CISCO commits support Website launched February 2008 in Sydney Background
  3. 3. <ul><li>About SIX? </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to combine a virtual dimension, conferences, summer schools and other events, as well as publications and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Organised as an ‘un-organisation’ with a flexible group of core members and over 250 associates around the world, from various fields and sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Aim to h elp develop the field by speeding up the communication of great ideas from one place to another, and by bringing those involved in social innovation together. </li></ul><ul><li>An infection network - to spread the ideas and methods </li></ul>
  4. 4. Six Core Partners <ul><ul><li>Young Foundation - UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CISCO - US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Ideas Bank - UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaos Pilots - Denmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIK - Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OECD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philips Design - Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEP - Sustainable Everyday Project - UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School for Social Entrepreneurs -UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tallberg Foundation - Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shuttleworth Foundation - South Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for Social Innovation - Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuping Development Institute - China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Euclid Network (European) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor Institute (US) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macquarie Group Foundation (Australia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TESE – (Portugal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - (Portugal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASIX - (Australia and New Zealand) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. www.socialinnovationexchange.org Dynamic content Dinamic content Specialists in different areas Open Collaborative platform
  6. 6. International conference in South Korea dedicated to Social Innovation and its impact in the area. (with Hope Foundation, October) 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. (with CISCO, November) Open everything - events around the world with the main objective of understanding how open technology can help develop social innovation and collaborative development. (with Centre for Social Innovation from Toronto, 2008) Summer School on Social Innovation in Lisbon with Gulbenkian Foundation, 2009 Future events and collaborations…
  7. 7. Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open. There are two kinds of Open Everything conversation planned: five short events in cities around the world and a three day retreat in British Columbia Centre for Social Innovation , Toronto, Canada - June 4, 2008 [ Shuttleworth Foundation , Cape Town, South Africa - August 22, 2008 - half day chat Hollyhock , Cortes Island, BC, Canada - September 3 - 6, 2008 - Lien Centre for Social Innovation , Singapore - September 15, 2008 - Young Foundation , London, England - November 28, 2008 - Eventually, we hope different kinds of Open Everything will happen all over the place. The idea is for people to pick it up and morph it. The events above should be a good start.
  8. 8. What next … Developing methods work as virtual online shared resource Developing working groups - incubators, messaging, policy ideas Developing SIX in other languages - Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese … A global school for social innovation?
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