Nesta, TACSI and the Australian High Commissioner invite you to learn more about the work of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.
Since 2009 The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) have been developing solutions to tough social challenges in Australia. Their first social start-up, Family by Family, was co-designed with families. It saves $7 for every $1 invested by keeping kids out of state care. The program is now growing across Australia and has been recognised for innovation in child protection and excellence in service design. TACSI are currently working with young people leaving state care to co-design national policy, with Indigenous Australians to develop new ways for services to enable change, and launching a new start-up, Weavers, with family carers. TACSI support Australia's social problem solving community, through SIXAUS, Australia's network of social problem solvers, and the Co-design School which develops organisations’ capabilities to use TACSI's hybrid and emergent methodology: a blend of design, realist programme theory and business model innovation.
Geoff Mulgan, Nesta’s Chief Executive, conceived of TACSI whilst he was Adelaide Thinker in Residence, and TACSI was started with seed funding from the South Australian government, under the Premiership of Mike Rann, the Australian High Commissioner. We’re delighted to welcome the Hon Mike Rann, and Chris Vanstone, TACSI’s Director of Co-design to hear about social innovation in Australia, take a look at the work of TACSI and reflect on the future.
Date: Monday 29 July 2013
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Venue: Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
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Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833. For more information, please visit: http://www.nesta.org.uk/about-us