Social Innovation Camp is an experiment in creating social innovations for the digital age.
We think the web and related technologies hold huge potential to change some pretty fundamental stuff: how people hold those in positions of power accountable; who they rely on to provide the services they need to live healthy, happy lives; or how they make a difference to something that affects them.
But for any of this to happen, we have to work out what people really need and start building the technology that can help - which is what Social Innovation Camp is all about.
Through unusual, creative events we bring together talented software developers and designers with social innovators to build effective web-based solutions to real social problems.
Every six months these weekend-long events bring together some of the best of the UK and Europe’s web developers and designers with people at the sharp end of social problems.
The Social Innovation Camp takes six ideas for web-based tools that will create social change and develops them over one weekend. Working with a diverse range of people, participants organise themselves into teams and help make a back-of-the-envelop idea into a working prototype - complete with working software - in just two days.
To find out more, please visit: www.sicamp.org