The Social Innovation Camp story: the who, what, where, when & how


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The Social Innovation Camp story: the who, what, where, when & how

  1. 1. www blog: twitter: The Social Innovation Camp story: the who, what, why, when and how
  2. 2. The Social Innovation Camp story… www blog: twitter: Hello! <ul><li>Enabled by Design took part in first ever Social </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation (SI) Camp in April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for my voice to be heard, but also </li></ul><ul><li>support to get idea off the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Session will explain bit more about SI Camp, what </li></ul><ul><li>it involved, what we learnt and all important next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Finishing off we’d like everyone to think about skills you have to offer and how to share these to make things happen! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Social Innovation Camp? www blog: twitter: SI Camp <ul><li>Social Innovation (SI) Camp is a weekend long event </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing together people with ideas of how to use </li></ul><ul><li>technology to meet social need with people who have </li></ul><ul><li>the skills to make this happen </li></ul><ul><li>Skills including: designers, techies/geeks, business expertise, ideas people, we could go on… </li></ul><ul><li>To find out more visit: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Four steps to success! www blog: twitter: Show & Tell <ul><li>Step 1 – Call for ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 – Ideas shortlisted </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3 – Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4 – Show and Tell </li></ul><ul><li>Each shortlisted team works on proof of concept to present to panel of judges at Show and Tell pitching competition </li></ul><ul><li>Team demonstrating greatest potential to create real change awarded prize </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Social Innovation Camp experience www blog: twitter: Team EbD <ul><li>Original Team EbD: me, facilitator, </li></ul><ul><li>designer, two techies and a local government </li></ul><ul><li>policy wonk ; ) </li></ul><ul><li>After lots of discussion, cups of coffee and of </li></ul><ul><li>course hard work and fun, ready for Show and </li></ul><ul><li>Tell </li></ul><ul><li>By end of weekend, developed proof of concept, including prototype website and business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled by Design awarded first prize, as ‘project with most potential’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Next steps for EbD… www blog: twitter: Society Guardian <ul><li>UnLtd level 1 award </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Exchange Next Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Programme – Independent living stream </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of website in March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Media coverage including front page article in </li></ul><ul><li>Society Guardian </li></ul><ul><li>Invited to roundtable discussion organised by Which? for “senior figures” in Assistive Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Invited to speak at events, themes including: social innovation, web accessibility, design, and assistive technology </li></ul>
  7. 7. Little “pearls of wisdom” or what I’ve learnt so far… www blog: twitter: <ul><li>Don’t let ‘the fear’ stop you from trying new things, no matter how scary they are! </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to as many people as possible about your idea </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t matter if you start small, as long as you get started </li></ul><ul><li>You can find inspiration in the most unexpected of places </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to your idea changing (for the better!) over time </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace the power of the web and social technology to make a difference </li></ul>
  8. 8. Any questions? Thank you for listening!  www blog: twitter:
  9. 9. You can contact me here: [email_address] @enabledby www blog: twitter: