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Social innovation decoded: What is social innovation in practice?
Fri 14 October 2016, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
If the term social innovation sets off your jargon alarm and you’d really like to cut to the chase and try it out, this is the session for you!
You’ll learn more about the social innovation concept and how it’s really something anyone can try.
There will also be an opportunity to try out one of the key methods involved in social innovation so you can see for yourself whether it can help you find new solutions to whatever societal challenges you’re passionate about.
‘Design thinking’ is a creative approach to problem solving that starts with the people you're designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs.
Finally we’ll tell you about some exciting new opportunities to go deeper and access development support for your own social innovation journey.
This session will be delivered by Social Innovation NI partner NICVA.
NICVA, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, is a membership and representative umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. They offer a wide range of practical services, products and support to our members to help them do what they do best - find innovative solutions for social challenges.
About the Unusual Suspects Festival: After the success of two festivals in London and in Glasgow, we are hosting the Unusual Suspects Festival again this year in Northern Ireland on October 12- 14, 2016. 3 days, 2 cities, 15+ events, 40+ organisations all exploring what happens when social innovation meets collaboration and how together we can meet some of society's most pressing challenges. The Festival brings together the 'unusual suspects' from across Northern Ireland and the world, people who wouldn't normally cross paths, to explore how we can work together in new and different ways to create real social change. To find out more and to sign up to more events.