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Social Innovation Lab 2017

'CREATE' University of Sheffield Enterprise

Monday, 23 October 2017 at 18:00 - Monday, 20 November 2017 at 20:00 (BST)

Social Innovation Lab 2017

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Type End Quantity
I have an idea!
This ticket type is for participants who have an idea for a social enterprise that they would like to pitch and work on in the sessions. It doesn't need to be fully formed yet, we can work together on that!
2d 1h 44m Free  
I want to work on someone else's idea!
If you don't have an idea but still want to be involved by working on someone else's idea, register for this ticket.
2d 1h 44m Free  

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Do you want to work on socially driven problems and create change in the world by developing a solution?  .....Or develop current innovation techniques to potentially create a social enterprise and make a difference?  If so, then come join in with our Social Innovation Lab!

Over a series of 5 short, practical workshops, (over 5 weeks on Mondays), you will learn the basic principles of social enterprise whilst developing new skills along the way.


Before you sign up, check out all of the dates for our Lab below. You will need to attend all of them to take part. Deadline for signup is: Friday 20th October

Please note: The programme is for University of Sheffield students.  The programme is HEAR accreditable, and limited to 50 places. 


Introduction / Session 01 / Monday 23 October, 6pm – 9pm / The Diamond, Workroom 3

If you have a particular socially driven problem you would like to develop a solution for, then this session is your opportunity to pitch to a group of potentially likeminded people. And, no need to worry if you don't want to pitch, you can get involved by listening to others, and then selecting the problem you'd like to work collaboratively on with a team.  By the end of the session you will gain a fundemantal understanding of Social Enterprise,  picked a socially driven problem to work on and formed a group to develop a solution with over the next 4 weeks. 


Exploration of the Problem & Market Research  / Session 02 / Monday 30 October, 6pm – 9pm / The Diamond, Workroom 3

During this session your team will explore the problem your group has selected using human-centred design thinking techniques.   Your team will assess the factors behind the problem, and how you might begin to address a socially minded solution.  You will also be briefed on techniques to gain an understanding of beneficiary, end user and customer needs and the importance of identifying market demand. 


Review of Research & Ideation / Session 03 / Monday 06 November, 6pm – 8pm / The Diamond, Workroom 3

This session will be an opportunity for your group to review your market findings, and start working with ideation techiniques to develop and evolve the solutions you have been starting to craft.  As these ideas develop the importance of incorporating social impact measures will be introduced. 


Business Model / Session 04 / Monday 13 November, 6pm – 8pm / The Diamond, Workroom 3

In this fourth session you'll  develop your ideas further using your Social Business Model Canvas. You'll also be supported to hone your pitch presentation for session 5, and assess the best form of communication for your particular proposal.

Pitch Presentations / Session 05 / Monday 20 November, 6pm – 8pm/ The Diamond, Workroom 3

In this final session, you will pitch your idea! This final session will be the culmination of the past few weeks work, and will also provide you with further information on funding and how you can make your potential idea into a social business proposal.

Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

Do you have questions about Social Innovation Lab 2017? Contact 'CREATE' University of Sheffield Enterprise

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The Diamond
WORKROOM 3 (on level 2)
32 Leavygreave Rd
Sheffield , S Yorkshire S3 7RD

Monday, 23 October 2017 at 18:00 - Monday, 20 November 2017 at 20:00 (BST)

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'CREATE' University of Sheffield Enterprise

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