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Edinburgh Social Innovation Forum


Thursday, 14 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Edinburgh Social Innovation Forum

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission   more info 14 Sep 2017 £10.00 £1.21
Student Ticket 14 Sep 2017 £7.00 £1.03
Early Bird 1 Sep 2017 £5.00 £0.90

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A first of its kind event in Edinburgh

Bringing together thought-leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs and yourself to advance action for those who need it most. 

The aim is simple, to find out who is doing what and to learn how we can help. All too often important projects falter due to a lack of funding, mentorship and motivation. Collectively we can create a platform for change, welcoming everyone to contribute to our world's most pressing challenges.

Join us for a creative evening of ideas and solutions!

The evening's speakers


Opening Remarks held by Briana Pegado, Founder and Director Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF)


  • Alan Mahon - Brewgooder
    "The craft beer that donates 100% of its profits to clean water projects around the world". Having initially focused on helping victims of homelessness by opening SocialBite, Alan recently co-founded Brewgooder, a beer label which donates 100% of its profits to clean water charities. 

  • Speaker TBA - Enactus Edinburgh 

    Enactus has operations in 30+ countries, impacting more than 1 million people worldwide. The Edinburgh University division has developed solutions tackling homelessness, female empowerment and youth education. 

  • Frazer Molyneux - WhoCares? Scotland 
    Frazer Molyneux, Chairman of the organisation and graduate of Law will be speaking on the importance of legislation and lawmaking to protect vulnerable groups. His focus lies in bottom-up, citizen-led consultation and collaboration leading to legislative review and innovation. 

  • Harald Haas - pureLiFi
  • Harold Hass is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh and is the Chief Scientific Officer for pureLiFi: a technology that has the potential to revolutionise the telecommunications industry and open up access to underserved communities. a simple LED can be transformed into a means of super fast wireless communication.

  • Sam Kellerhals - Elpis
  • Since its inception one year ago, students have developed and implemented 10 solar-powered charging stations in 8 refugee camps across Greece and Serbia, empowering more than 20,000 people per month. They join us to announce their newest developments and plans for the future. 
Closing Remarks held by Prof. James Smith, Vice Principal International at The University of Edinburgh; Professor of African and Development Studies 


What is the primary purpose of the event? 

We envision Edinburgh as a centre of Social Innovation, and invite you to start a conversation. Through social innovation we can create a safer, more inclusive and healthier future for all.

Our aims are to: 

-Encourage and support those engaging in transformative action either locally or abroad. 

-To enhance cross-sector collaboration, and build a platform for socially innovative new ideas. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring along the e-ticket sent via email or printed copy, as tickets will be checked prior to entry. 

What's the refund policy?

Once purchased tickets are non-refundable. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please feel free to contact us via email at

Do you have questions about Edinburgh Social Innovation Forum ? Contact Elpis
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Virgin Money Lounge
28 St Andrew Square
EH2 1AF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Our Vision is: 'Build a world with free universal access to essential services'

Our Mission is to:

'Use solar power as a means of providing electricity, information and clean water to those who need it most'


Find out more about us HERE

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