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Are you Scotland's next social innovator?

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7 St Leonard's Bank

Perth

PH2 8EB

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Join us in Perth for an evening of social innovation!

Do you have an innovative solution to a social or environmental issue in Scotland? This is your opportunity to find out more about the Social Innovation Competition and network with other inspiring individuals with ideas to make a difference.

Delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport on behalf of the Scottish Government, the Social Innovation Competition offers three £5000 prizes along with tailored business support to the most exciting, innovative ideas tackling social issues.

The Social Innovation Competition celebrates and supports individuals and start up companies in Scotland that are using their creativity and imagination to solve pressing social issues, focusing on culture, heritage and tourism.

Find out more at www.firstport.org.uk/socialinnovation

Register by 9am Monday 11 September to secure your place. Limited tickets available.


5.30pm: Registration

6pm: Social Innovation Competition details

6.45pm: Networking, drinks and nibbles

8pm: Close


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What is a social enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. Just like any other business, social enterprises make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the social aims of the business or the local community. Visit our website for more information.

What do we mean by social innovation?

Your idea needs to offer new solutions to a social need, or address a need more effectively than what already exists. You must also demonstrate that your idea will lead to a better use of assets and resources, as well as new relationships amongst sectors and society.

Social innovation can happen in any sector or industry. Check out our selection of case studies for examples.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@firstport.org.uk if you have any questions about the event, or call us on 0131 558 2724

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