Social Innovation Camp Edinburgh

SI Camp is how Lauren Currie met Sarah Drummond – MyPolice was a project developed at the 1st SI Camp – give it a go!

Hello there,

We’ve spent the last 10 weeks scouring the country to find the most promising back-of-the-envelope ideas that use web and mobile-based technology to solve a social problem.

We had a huge 97 ideas submitted to Social Innovation Camp June 2011 and our judges have chosen just six of the best to help build over one weekend.

And here they are:

1.) invisibleRamps – a site for people with cognitive and psychological disabilities – from colour-blindness to autism – to suggest ways to make buildings, public spaces and workplaces more accessible

2.) Homeshare – A site that matches older people who have a spare room with unpaid interns who need somewhere to stay for the duration of their internships

3.) Bubble – a mobile game for tracking and encouraging social contact between people

4.) Foodini – a mobile app and website providing real-time information on local food deals

5.) Lend-a-hand – a messaging tool for carers to ask family, friends and neighbours for help with quick-and-easy every-day tasks where a little bit of brief help goes a long way

6.) Volunteer Impact – inspired by the happiness-tracking app, Mappiness, this is a tool for volunteers to self-measure the impact volunteering has on their personal well-being

Now we’re looking for people with technical and creative talent to come and help turn these early-stage ideas into real working prototypes – all in just 48 hours.

We’re looking for developers, designers and people who understand the problems we’re trying to solve.

Where: Informatics Ventures Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9AB

When: From 7pm, Friday 17th June to 4pm, Sunday 19th June 2011.

Apply here to get involved!

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About Hazel White

Director, Open Change
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