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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

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The University of Edinburgh and the Futureproof Collective invite you to participate in the “Futureproofing Social Enterprise” event.

'Social Enterprise' has become a buzzword. New players, new models, and new funding vehicles continually enter the scene, providing additional opportunities. But as the expectations and language of social enterprise change, are the needs of the sector being met?"

  • Futureproofing Social Enterprise is a space for you to step out of your day-to-day operations and grapple with the big issues facing your work in the future.

  • Expert facilitation by social entrepreneur Lotfi El Ghandouri will enable a safe space to share your views and generate concrete, useful outputs.

  • Outcomes of discussion will help generate a long-term research trajectory about the needs of the sector, led by UoE researchers.

Questions we will tackle in this event include:

  • The entrepreneurial experience: how can better awareness of the personal journey generate better support?
  • Cracking the funding gap: what would need to happen to have a fund delivering the £5k-100k investment range?
  • National strategy: what does government need to understand about the sector in order to support it more effectively?
  • Culture of Scottish social enterprise: what can the world learn from us? What outside examples should we be learning from?
  • What other key issues do you want to hack?

No panel discussions. Just working tracks to generate practical ideas. Social enterprises, your opinions and priorities are crucial.


Futureproofing Social Enterprise is brought to you by:

  • The Futureproof Collective, Social Anthropology, SSPS, CAHSS, Edinburgh Futures Institute, Edinburgh Innovations

  • To start a conversation on event and/or research partnership, contact The Futureproof Collective.


Questions? Contact futureproof-group@uoe.onmicrosoft.com

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