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About: City Tech's Connect Chicago Innovation Program 2018

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The Connect Chicago Innovation Program is seeking collaborative new ideas to increase tech access, skills, and engagement in Chicago. Each application should come from teams of two or more partnered organizations. In 2018, one of these teams will be awarded (1) professional development support from City Tech to refine, workshop, and develop their proposed solution (2) up to $50,000 to support a pilot to test their collaborative idea.

Connect Chicago is a donor advised fund managed by the City Tech Collaborative which seeks to make Chicago the most digitally skilled, connected, and dynamic city in America. Connect Chicago is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft, Comcast, Sprint, the Lenovo Foundation, Clarity Partners, and Gogo. For more information about the Connect Chicago Innovation Program, see the slides below.

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About: City Tech's Connect Chicago Innovation Program 2018

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 1 CITY TECH’S CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PROGRAM APRIL 2018
  2. 2. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 2 City Tech Collaborative reinventscities by… ❶ Transforming cities into testbeds for new ideas ❷ Working with partners + people to remake essential services and infrastructure, from skills to skyscrapers ❸ Designing solutionsfrom pilot to scale, thus increasing the world’s odds of solving big urban problems ❹ Reimaginingcities as places where technologyfuels opportunity,inclusion, engagement, and innovation forall
  3. 3. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 3 CONNECT CHICAGO: MISSION & VALUE Connect Chicago is a donor-advised fund managed by City Tech with the goal of making Chicago the most digitally skilled, connected, and dynamic city in America. Connect Chicago Goals: ⃝ Access – Connect Chicago will increase access to the Internet and digitallearning opportunities,especially across populationsand geographies underserved by technology. ⃝ Skills – Connect Chicago will increase the digitalskills of Chicagoans -- from instillingbasic digitalliteracy to catalyzinga competitive, tech-savvy workforce. ⃝ Engagement – Connect Chicago will increase economic and civic engagement through technology, empowering residents to both survive and thrive in the digitaleconomy.
  4. 4. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 4 CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PROGRAM
  5. 5. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 5 ABOUT THE CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PROGRAM Connect ChicagoInnovation Programwill be launchedin 2018 and will consist of: • Sponsored, collaborativesolution development: Nonprofits willco-apply to pilot innovative digital access & skills solutions • Storytelling-focused web presence: Connect Chicago will sharebest practices and lessons frompilot work • Networking events for catalyzing collaborativeaction: Connect Chicago Meetups will facilitate partnerships and sourceideas for potential pilots • Cross-sector problemsolving: ConnectChicago funders willbe invited to review proposed pilots and attend the City Tech workshops To support the Connect ChicagoInnovationProgram, theConnect ChicagoFundwill support community-ledpilots using the provenmethodology of the City Tech team. This process has produced 12+ successful pilots since 2015: OPPORTUNITY DISCOVERY SOLUTION DEFINITION SOLUTION SCALING SOLUTION DEMONSTRATION 1 2 3 4
  6. 6. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 6 ABOUT CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PROGRAM (CONT.) Connect Chicago Innovation Pilots DO: Support proposals collaborative in nature, engaging two or more applicant organizations Tackle proposals that are problem statement-driven and human-centered Catalyze innovation, aiming to test a new intervention for digital access & skills or apply an intervention to a new context Connect Chicago Innovation Pilots DO NOT: Support proposals only planned and implemented by one community organization Tackle proposals that are solution-driven or tech-centric Support operational funds for existing programs Objectives Test a new type of innovation, partnership, or program to address Digital Access, Skills, Engagement Potential Outcomes • A proven or promising program for philanthropy to scale • Lessons and best practices to illuminate national and local work • Pilot data linking technology programming to positive resident outcomes across jobs, health, education, etc.
  7. 7. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 7 EXAMPLE CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PILOTS 2+ organizations partnering to fill a digital access & skills ecosystem gap DIGITAL SKILLS FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT CROSS-GEN TECH LEARNING PILOT LEADS Neighborhood Clinic & an adult literacy organization Housing authority or senior center & a youth tech organization PILOT GOAL Improve type 2 diabetes management through health-tech literacy learning circles Improve (1) basic senior digital literacy & (2) empower youth to be tech instructors and develop marketable office skills ROLE OF CITY TECH Lead workshop process for pilot leads to refine and strengthen pilot plan Lead workshop process for pilot leads to refine and strengthen pilot plan OUTCOMES 1. Cost savings evidence for clinic 2. Strengthened disease management and/or digital skills of participants 3. Proven pilot for clinics or philanthropy to scale 1. Strengthened tech and workforce skills forteens 2. Strengthened digital skills of seniorparticipants 3. Proven pilot for nonprofits or philanthropy to scale SCALABLE PRODUCT Health-tech hybrid curriculum & mobile diabetes resource guide for clinics Certification process or badge for Cross-Gen Tech youth POSSIBLE WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS THESPRAGUE INSTITUTE
  8. 8. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 8 WHAT WINNING PILOT LEADS GET GRANTFUNDING Up to $50,000 will be providedto the winningpilotleads to implementtheir proposedidea.An additional $10,000 will be dividedupamong participatingpartners to support their participation inthe earlierscopingand workshoppingportionsof the project. WORKSHOP WITH CITY TECH Workshopto better define problem,assistwithdefiningmetricsand developingadetailedpilotplan. The workshop will focus on capacity building,connectingpilotleads to in-kind resources,and refiningthe pilotplan. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT&PROGRAMASSISTANCE At the beginningofthe program, we will survey the winningpilot leadsas to the skillsand knowledge theyseekto be more of to be successful in theirproposedpilot (ex:data analysis, design,marketing,volunteermanagement,storytelling). SPEAKING & TRAVEL Pilotleads will be given outlets(blogs,speakingevents,etc.) to talk about theirprogress,lessons,and successes.Pilot leadscan also apply for additional funds from City Tech to travel to U.S. conferencestoevangelize theirwork and learnmore from peerorganizations.
  9. 9. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 9 PILOT LEAD DELIVERABLES ✓ All pilot leads will designate 1-2 representativestomeaningfully participate in all workshopsand meetings as well as the final reception wherethey will make a presentation. ✓ Pilot leads will also contribute2 guest blog posts for ConnectChicago during their term — one focusing on process and progress dueatthe midterm of the pilot timeline and another focusing on achievements or lessons learned at the end of the term. ✓ Pilot leads will complete introductionandexit surveys abouttheir experience in the Innovation Program. ✓ Pilot leads will crafta pilot evaluationplan (involving data collection, participant surveying, etc.) at the Workshop and carry it out throughoutpilot implementation. ✓ Any study/curriculum/product/deliverable createdduring the pilot, will be shared on ConnectChicago.org as wellas another other additional platforms the pilot leads choose. ✓ Participants will do one of following supplementary requirements determined by their type of projectand their preference: • Speak about their work ata Connect Chicago Meetup • Speak about their work atanother convening in Chicago • Write an additional blog post for Connect Chicago or another outlet of their choosing
  10. 10. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 10 THE INNOVATION PROGRAM APPLICATION COMPONENTS ✓ The problem/gap that your and your partner(s) haveidentified and would like to address ✓ The proposed solution you and your partner(s) would like to undertaketogether ✓ What you think makes your proposalneeded and innovative ✓ How you think your partner team is well-positioned to tackle the problem you’veidentified ✓ A draftbudget Apply at bit.ly/ccapp2018 by May 16th at 11:59pm Questions? Email denise.riedl@uilabs.org City Tech aimed to make this Connect Chicago Innovation Program Application simple and streamlined. When collaborating with your partner(s), make sure to have the information below prepared for your application.
  11. 11. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 11 2018 TIMELINE: CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PROGRAM ACTIVITY Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Regularcoordination&check-ins withwinningorganizations Workshop& capacitybuildingfor winningorganization PilotImplementation PilotWrap-Up+ Final Event Launch + Informational Meetup Proposalsaccepted Blogs,bestpractices,outbound communications ProposalsreviewedbyPilot SelectionCommittee Selection, BeginCityTech PilotProcess PilotProcess Share Results & Lessons Winner Announced Proposal Due Date Launch Final Reception
  12. 12. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 12 CONNECT CHICAGO PILOT SELECTION COMMITTEE INVITEES MATT SUMMY Comcast JIM MILLS Sprint SHELLEY STERN GRACH Microsoft Chicago DAVID NAMKUNG Clarity Partners MONICA HAUSER Lenovo Foundation ERIC SEARS MacArthur Foundation ERIC FREEDMAN Columbia College LEON WILSON Cleveland Foundation DANIELLE DUMERER City of Chicago DAVID LEOPOLD City Tech JOE HIGGINS Comcast YUI NAMIKI Sprint ADAM HECKTMAN Microsoft Chicago SHEENA ERETE DePaul University NEETA BODDAPATI Grand Victoria Foundation
  13. 13. CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 13 1415 N.CherryAvenue, Chicago,IL,USA (312) 281-6900 @CityTech_ CONFIDENTIAL | NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION 13 citytechcollaborative.org THANK YOU CITY TECH COLLABORATIVE

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