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Roy Sandbach, P&G, interview transcript

This is a transcript of the interview with Roy Sandbach of Procter and Gamble describing their ‘Connect and develop’ programme.  Roy Sandbach interview transcript   You can find the interview here    

Arunachalam Muruganantham – user innovation

This TED Talk video offers a good example of user needs driving innovation in low income contexts.  When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly “supplies,” Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad.

Grameen Bank

Muhammad Yunis won the Nobel Prize for his work in developing the concept of ‘microfinance’.  This video clip explains the basic idea behind the Grameen bank, the venture he established to implement the idea.

Samasource

This is a case example of social innovation in the humanitarian context.  Samasource was an idea developed to enable refugees to participate in the wider economic system using mobile technology and earn money to support themselves. The basic idea is explained in this clip…..   ….. and this clip has a users perspective  

Fabian Schlage, Nokia Solutions and Networks

Fabian is Innovation manager at NSN and he is seen here in a presentation to the ISPIM conference exploring ‘True open innovation at NSN.   There is also a case study of NSN on the Portal.

Natura

Natura case.  This is a case of a Brazilian company which has grown significantly on the back of providing sustainable cosmetics products and related services.

Eastville Community Shop

Eastville community shop  This is an example of social entrepreneurship in action and explores the motivations and experiences of a group who set up a local community shop. There is also an activity linked to this case