Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow, Scotland

From Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2009 at the Saltire Centre in Glasgow, the Social Innovation Camp will bring together some of the best of the UK’s software developers and designers, together with those at the sharp end of social change.

They’ll have just 48 hours to build some web-based solutions to a set of social problems - from back-of-the-envelope idea to working prototype, complete with software.

And for a chance to join us at the Social Innovation Camp weekend, you can enter your idea for a web-based tool to create social change through our website: from Monday 30th March - we’re going to be looking for the most exciting ideas for how the web could change stuff that really matters.

Anyone can get involved: you don’t need to be based in Scotland.

Further information may be found on our website:

Background to the Social Innovation Camp

What happens when you get a bunch of software developers and social innovators together, give them a set of social problems and only 48 hours to solve them?

Social Innovation Camps are about finding out.

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 a set of 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.

Social Innovation Camp is run by a small team of people based at the Young Foundation in Bethnal Green, London. Social Innovation Camp is a non-profit company formed in late 2007. We ran the first ever Social Innovation Camp weekend in April 2008; the second in December 2008. We also run a series of monthly Meetups for geeks and social innovators to share knowledge and skills. Further information can be found on the ‘About’ section of our main website:

Social Innovation Camp Scotland partners

Our work in Scotland is only possible thanks to support from our sponsors:

· Nesta:

· BIG Lottery:

· 4iP:

· Skills Development Scotland:

Official Website:

Added by Sicamp08 on March 18, 2009