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Unleashing the Power of Open Innovation in Government - Social Good Summit

Unleashing the Power of Open Innovation in Government - Social Good Summit | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

Social Good Summit - by Mashable on Livestream

 

This is an amazing talk by Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the United States (@todd_park) at the Social Good Summit. It shows how the government, as an open innovation platform, can contribute to creating magic. Through the open data initiative, making government data available to developers and entrepreneurs, engaging innovators from the beginning of the process, raw data can be converted into awesomeness in the form of products and services that can save lives.

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Designed for Learning!: The Design Thinking Mindset

Designed for Learning!: The Design Thinking Mindset | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

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Spreading Joy in Afghanistan and Cambodia, One Skateboard at a Time | Playbook | Wired.com

Spreading Joy in Afghanistan and Cambodia, One Skateboard at a Time | Playbook | Wired.com | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Oliver Percovich didn’t set out to help kids heal from the ravages of war or bridge socio-economic divides between ethnic groups or create safe havens where 1,600 children ride skateboards. He just wanted to teach kids how to skate.

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¿Por qué Un Techo para mi País ahora es #TECHO?

TECHO es una organización presente en Latinoamérica y El Caribe que busca superar la situación de pobreza que viven miles de personas en los asentamientos pr...
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Design Thinking for Social Innovation (SSIR)

Design Thinking for Social Innovation (SSIR) | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world.

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Solar-Powered Still Turns Salty Ocean Water Fresh | Earthtechling

Solar-Powered Still Turns Salty Ocean Water Fresh | Earthtechling | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Made from simple, low-cost materials, this distiller uses the sun to create drinking water in developing nations.

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Knowledge Today - Tablets in India take to frugal engineering and BoP markets

Frugal engineering, or the process of trying to reduce the complexity and cost of a particular product, has been fashionable in India for some time now. Today, even as Apple’s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy and Microsoft’s Surface battle it out at the pricey end of the spectrum, the tablet wars in India are being fought at the bottom of the pyramid.

 

Prices are falling to very low levels. Canadian company Datawind has launched a $40 tablet, with schools in India being its target market. However, this isn’t Datawind’s first foray in the country. The Indian government ordered close to 2 million tablets, branded Aakash (sky), from Datawind as part of the National Mission on Education.

 

These tablets were priced even lower — with subsidies, they cost $35 for students and teachers. But delivery delays, failure to provide customer support and other problems resulted in the government ending its association with Datawind. The company is now offering its tablets — branded Ubislate — on its own.


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Why measuring impact is essential to any social enterprise

Why measuring impact is essential to any social enterprise | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Showing the value of your organisation in real terms is increasingly important in the social sector, explains Laura Fedorciow, co-founder Vertigo Ventures...
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Using Ipads for Learning Activities - Categories and apps

Using Ipads for Learning Activities - Categories and apps | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

I thought I'd take stock of where I'm at with my ipad learning. Next week I start running my workshop Using Ipads in Educational Setting. I decided early on that I would be focusing on the different ways the ipad can enhance learning activities rather than subject specific content...


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VIDEO: Share Spray - A New Way To Do Everything

VIDEO: Share Spray - A New Way To Do Everything | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

In this short animation, a woman gets a surprise visit from her Sharey Godmother (yes, they exist!), who hands her a can of... Share Spray. With creativity, charm, and a bit of fun, what follows next in the video is an exploration of how sharing could transform our lives and neighborhoods.


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New urban farming system aims to return Vancouver to a time when food was local

New urban farming system aims to return Vancouver to a time when food was local | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
It doesn’t look like much now, but by October the top of a dusty parking garage in the heart of Vancouver expects to be harvesting up to 700 pounds of produce, five days a week.

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Introduction to OpenIDEO / OpenIDEO.com

A short animated film introducing OpenIDEO, an online community where people can create solutions to some of the world's toughest challenges. http://openideo...
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Institut Français d'Urbanisme: Elsa Vivant

Institut Français d'Urbanisme: Elsa Vivant | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée : membre du PRES université Paris-Est, établissement public de coopération scientifique dans laquelle les partenaires mettent en commun leurs écoles doctorales et à court terme leurs laboratoires et certains...

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Las pantallas urbanas como lienzos para la interacción social - Euskadi+innova

Las pantallas urbanas como lienzos para la interacción social - Euskadi+innova | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Los centros de las ciudades están llenos de grandes pantallas urbanas
cuyo objetivo principal es la publicidad.
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Social Innovation Won’t Save the World

Social Innovation Won’t Save the World | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
David Bornstein in the NY Times Fixes column recently referred to social innovation as part of a “breakthrough – maybe even a new Enlightenment.” He believes it is creating new and lasting change that is unprecedented in the social sector.
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Embedded creativity: teaching design thinking via distance education - Open Research Online

Embedded creativity: teaching design thinking via distance education - Open Research Online | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Embedded creativity: teaching design thinking via distance education - This paper shows how the desig...

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People Are Awesome: Meet the Book Tank, a 'Weapon of Mass Instruction' - Culture - GOOD

People Are Awesome: Meet the Book Tank, a 'Weapon of Mass Instruction' - Culture - GOOD | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff is dropping knowledge, not bombs.

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Charities should consider social impact when investing

Charities should consider social impact when investing | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Charities have always been investing their money. But traditionally trustees' focus has been on maximising the potential financial return rather than considering the positive social impact of their investments. Charity commission guidelines to trustees until recently have emphasised the importance of getting the best financial return so more money can go into grants and services.

But in recent years, things have started to change with growing recognition that good causes often need loans, as well as grant funding. This has been exemplified by the popularity of the microloan organisation Kiva and the emergence of the social impact bond (SIB) product.


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7 principios para pensar como Leonardo Da Vinci

7 principios para pensar como Leonardo Da Vinci | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Leonardo Da Vinci es considerado como uno de los más grandes genios creativos de la historia.
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Cómo materializar la innovación

La innovación debe convertir la creatividad, el diseño, la imaginación y la investigación en resultados tangibles tanto para el consumidor final como para la...
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In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video -- THE Journal

In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video -- THE Journal | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
As many students can attest, video creation doesn't have to be difficult and it certainly doesn't have to be scary. One teacher shares how the flipped classroom can be a lesson in media literacy for students and teachers alike.

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Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation

Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Chicago's South Side could soon remake itself as a greenbelt studded with urban farms -- perhaps the largest such network in the country.

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A City For Kids Inside Copenhagen

A City For Kids Inside Copenhagen | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
How do you deal with an influx of young people into your city? If you want to make them really happy, create a city within a city just for them.

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