Social Innovation Camp June 2009 call for ideas has opened! We’re looking for the best ideas for web-based tools that can change stuff that matters.
Over one weekend at the Saltire Centre, Glasgow we’re bringing together some of the best of the UK’s software developers and designers with those at the sharp end of social problems.
Their mission will be to turn six back-of-the-envelope ideas that could change the world into social start-ups - complete with working software. And all in under 48 hours.
How it works
1. ) Think of an idea
Think of an idea that uses the web to create social change and send it to us through our website by Friday 22nd May.
We're looking for the best ideas that use the web to change stuff that matters - be that in education, health care, the environment…. There's only one thing that every idea must have in common: that they use the web to help people do something better for themselves. You can find some hints for what makes a good Social Innovation Camp idea here.
2. ) We choose six of the best
From the ideas submitted through our website, our judges choose six of the best to come to the Social Innovation Camp weekend.
3. ) Get involved
We need the help of a huge range of people to make our six ideas a reality. Whether you're a software developer, a designer, you've got a business mind or you're someone who knows all about the problems we’re trying to solve, you can sign up to get involved.
4. ) Camp!
From 6pm on Friday 19th June until 4pm on Sunday 21st June, we’ll be gathering around 100 people in the Saltire Centre, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow. They'll have just 48 hours to help turn our six back-of-the-envelope ideas into social start-ups in just two days -from hacking together software to working out how to grow a community of users.
5. ) Show and Tell
The weekend finishes with a Show and Tell pitching competition between our six teams and we’ll award a prize to the most impressive idea.
Who's it for?
Absolutely anyone can enter an idea: if you're a hacker with an itch to scratch, we want to hear from you - but you don't have to be technically skilled to get involved. And to enter an idea, there's no need for you to be based in Scotland - or even the UK. As long as you can get yourself to the Saltire Centre in Glasgow from 19th-21st June.
So send us your idea!
So get thinking: you've only got eight weeks to send us your idea through our website.
Further details can be found here: http://scotland.sicamp.org/
And you can find out more about who's behind the Social Innovation Camp and what we're all about over our main site here:
Social Innovation Camp Scotland is sponsored by Nesta, 4iP, the BIG Lottery and Skills Development Scotland.