Building Enterprise University of Nottingham - Briefing 17th June 2013


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Building Enterprise University of Nottingham - Briefing 17th June 2013

  1. 1. Building EnterpriseDeveloping the capacity of SocialEnterprise in NottinghamBriefing EventMonday 17 June 2014@buildSocialEnt #buildEntBrief
  2. 2. 11:15 Welcome and introduction11:25 Building Enterprise: Introducing the project- How to commission research and how it can help your organisation- Evidencing impact: using data and telling your story- New digital economy – what does it mean for social enterprises?12:15 Introducing an Organisational Needs Analysis12:30 Lunch1:15 Targeted discussion workshops1:45 Get involved2:00 Close: Tea and cakesProgramme
  3. 3. What is Building Enterprise?• Building Enterprise is a University and Community Partnership project, jointlyfunded by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), aimed atsupporting the development and growth of Social Enterprises.• Funding for the project is currently available until June 2015• The project came about from a Community Partnerships strategy aimed atattempting to increase innovation and enterprise within the Community. Itfollows a similar project that was undertaken previously using RobertsProgramme funding.• One of the key aims of this project is to enable participants to identify a needwithin their own organisation and with the University’s support, to developappropriate solutions to meet that need.
  4. 4. Benefits• Building Enterprise aims to develop the capacity of Social Enterprises inNottingham and support your organisation to:• Research ideas, trends and issues affecting you and the widercommunity.• Explore opportunities offered by advances in technology.• Make use of the University’s world class resources and expertise.• Utilise the University’s wealth of resources to build up yourexpertise, make new contacts and access support and developmentopportunities for your organisation.
  5. 5. Challenges: How can theUniversity help you?• Organisational development – from setting up a new Social Enterprise toadapting the way you do things in an existing one to maximise efficiency.• Developing ways of measuring and improving your social and /orenvironmental impact.• Using advances in new technology to be more innovative, cost efficient andcompetitive.• The ability to analyse data and statistics to research growth areas andexplore new market opportunities.• Be part of the University’s Community network and benefit by promotingyourself and keeping updated about other available support activities.
  6. 6. Accessing and CommissioningResearchProject Target:• Building Enterprise is contracted by ERDF to achieve 55 graduate placementsover the lifetime of the project.Number of Hours:• Each graduate placement should complete a specific piece of work taking upto a maximum of 100 hours.Total Cost:• The graduate will receive a payment of £10 per hourCost to the Social Enterprise:• The Social Enterprise will contribute only £3 per hour
  7. 7. Placement ProcessEnquiry from SocialEnterpriseOrganisationalneeds analysiscompletedPlacement briefdrawn up toidentify area ofwork requiredPlacement vacancyadvertised onUniversity PortalPreferred Graduateselected by SocialEnterpriseContracts drawn upand exchangedGraduatecommences workon the projectSocial Enterpriseinvoiced for theircontributionGraduatecompletes piece ofworkFeedback formsrequested fromSocial Enterpriseand GraduateGraduate receivespayment fromUniversityPlacement projectclosed
  8. 8. Evidencing impact: using dataand telling your story
  9. 9. • Evidence/track success• Evidence need• Write funding proposals• Improve services• Compare with others in sector• Link with other Local Authority data sets• Tell your stories / disseminationWhat do you use data for?More?
  10. 10. “The opportunities offered by wider use of data in the thirdsector are many, from allowing individual organisations toprovide donors and funding bodies with more tangibleevidence of their successes, to opening up previouslyinaccessible datasets that could revolutionise theiroperations.” Impact and data
  11. 11. “Open data is data that can be freelyused, reused and redistributed by anyone– subject only, at most, to the requirement toattribute and sharealike.” OpenDefinition.org2. Open Data
  12. 12. 3. Open data for Social enterprise“Open Data and Transparency may be the most powerful levers of21st century public policy. They present multiple opportunitiesoffering benefit to the public sector, individuals, businesses andthe UK as a whole. Open Data enables accountability; it improvesoutcomes and productivity in key services through informedcomparison; it transforms social relationships – empoweringindividuals and communities; and it drives dynamic economicgrowth.” (Open Government Partnership UK 2011)
  13. 13. What/Why/Where?What do you want toknow?show?What changed?What is possiblethat wasn’tbefore?
  14. 14. Nominet Trust Charity Open Data Days - What is open data anyway
  15. 15. National source of openly available data
  16. 16. Local source of openly available data
  17. 17. Data presentation example – antibiotic prescriptions
  18. 18. Data presentation example – all train stations in the UK / passenger data
  19. 19. New opportunities?“providing performance information for schools from preschool through collegewith data from states and other sources, making education choices easier.”“A company is letting consumers track their energy use and provides tips basedon household consumption patterns” do you think?
  20. 20. Digital story-telling to demonstrateimpact• Social media• Images / infographics• Blogging• Video
  21. 21. example – Star Trek Timeline
  22. 22. InfoGraphic example – Building an efficient supply chain
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  26. 26. Caveats - presentation / simplification, trustworthy data, privacy
  27. 27. Do I have to be an expert?• Help through Building Enterprise• Tools are available• Placement opportunities• Working regionally/smarter – partnershipsfor data / smart cities
  28. 28. What else can help?• Open Source ICT• „no‟ or „low‟ cost ICT• CloudFor file storage/sharing, meetingorganisation, event management,blogging/websites, Office tools, accountingetc…..
  29. 29. Organisational Needs Analysis
  30. 30. Digging deeperDiscussion activity
  31. 31. Get involved• Request an Organisational Needs Analysis viathe form on our
  32. 32. Thank You