Update; ideas that will be developed at the Social Innovation Camp
We've selected the ideas that will be developed at the Social Innovation Camp, 4th-6th April 2008. A big thanks to all those who contributed to the more than 70 ideas we received, and to the advisory board for helping us decide on the six that the Social Innovation Camp can accelerate for the most impact.
The ideas are:
A site for storing user-generated information â€“ such as carbon footprint, manufacturing conditions and reviews - against a product, identified by its barcode number.
A resource for anyone looking to make adjustments to their lives, be it as a result of disability, injury or impairment.
An online system that supports young people to identify their personal skills and qualities.
A tool to support the families of prisoners coping with the experience of being apart from a loved one.
A site for helping jobseekers using Web 2.0 tools, with a special focus on the needs of migrant workers.
You can find out more about the decision process on our blog. The write-up also describes the different ways people interpreted the opportunity e.g. as a way of improving NGOs, or helping government reach people. I think the most interesting possibility is for disruptive innovation; for the people strongly affected by an issue to participate in solving it with the help of web tools. I'm starting to think of this as community hacktivism.