Join The Melting Pot, Scotland's Centre for Social Innovation - over a free light lunch - to explore together how we can create an enabling environment for social innovation and social innovators.
Our interest follows a participatory research project for the Scottish Government in 2013, and many years of running a specialist business incubation programme for grassroots social innovators.
Over the last year, the Melting Pot has developed ideas on what the right conditions are, but they are interested in hearing yours! This is an unashamedly short and informal collaborative session curated by Claire Carpenter, Founder of The Melting Pot, to explore what conditions are needed for social innovation to flourish. We will find out who's in the room (we want to meet unusual suspects!) then share and discuss our research findings, and reflect on what this means for ourselves and those we can influence.
Lead contributors: This session will be run by the Melting Pot, an organisation established to stimulate and support social innovation by providing dynamic resources for social change makers.
About the Unusual Suspects Festival: After the success of last year's Festival in London, we are hosting the Unusual Suspects Festival again this year in Glasgow in October-featuring three days of ideas, solutions and debate all exploring what happens when social innovation meets collaboration and how together we can meet some of society's most pressing challenges. The Fesival brings together the 'unusual suspects' from across Scotland and the world- from youth clubs to ex-footballers to think tanks and governments- all to explore how we can work together in new and different ways to create real social change.
To see and sign up to all of the Festival events- please go to www.theunusualsuspectsfestival.com
When & Where
Social Innovation Exchange
Social Innovation Exchange (www.socialinnovationexchange.org)
SIX is now the world’s primary network for social innovation. We connect social innovators in order to create and spread new ideas and solutions about how society can be strengthened and improved. We work with cities, national governments, and international bodies such as the European Commission to improve the methods with which our society find better solutions to challenges. We foster genuine, active connections between people building innovative solutions, from the grassroots to the policymaking level. By promoting learning across sectors, fields and country and by communicating and disseminating ideas bout social innovation, SIX builds the capacity of its members and enables them to work together to develop resources for social innovators around the world.