So we’ve just launched the Social Innovation Camp call for ideas. The Camp itself (no tents required) will be 4–6th April in Bethnal Green and will bring together people with ideas with people who can help turn them into viable projects.
What we’re really looking for at this stage are itches to scratch. Little irritations that you think a bit of geek power could help solve and, in so doing, make the world a better place.
Great existing examples would be PlanningAlerts.com (born from a frustration with planning notices being hidden away in filing cabinets in basements of local authorities) or FreeCycle (how do I get rid of this stuff without taking it to the tip?) or for that matter School of Everything (born in part from our frustration with 19th century ways of organising education).
It’s been a great project to be involved in and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all works out. Massive thanks to Nesta and the Young Foundation for their support and Anna, Christian, Dan and Jon for all their hard work in getting it off the ground.
But now we really want as wide a range of ideas as possible. So go on, what’s your itch?