Australian Centre for Social Innovation


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Australian Centre for Social Innovation

  1. 1. Australian Centre for Social Innovation Mina Barling 06/04/09
  2. 2. ACSI <ul><li>Concept developed in South Australia during Geoff Mulgan’s Thinker in Residency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project initiation with other investors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrate SI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for knowledge sharing on SI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home for SI initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SA Government commitment of $6mil over 3 years </li></ul>06/04/09
  3. 3. The role of ACSI <ul><li>To be a national first in the area of testing innovative responses to ongoing social issues and ensure that successful responses are scaled, replicated and implemented. </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on reducing poverty and social exclusion </li></ul>06/04/09
  4. 4. ACSI Stakeholders <ul><li>Government – national, state, local </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society - Nonprofit Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Funders and investors </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers and academic community </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens – especially those most in need of positive change </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals with specialist skills (finance, design, marketing, legal) </li></ul>06/04/09
  5. 5. Some of the things ACSI will do… <ul><li>Practical understanding of the problems or opportunities we tackle (causes, context etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich pipeline of projects and entrepreneurs from ideas to models, small scale pilots </li></ul><ul><li>Able and enthusiastic investor community </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations capable of executing pilots successfully, learning and adapting as they develop </li></ul><ul><li>Programs for scaling and dispersion of solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Community understanding and support for SI </li></ul>06/04/09