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Activity: Exploring social entrepreneurship

This activity is based on the Eastville Community Shop case study.  It is designed to explore aspects of creating and operating a social enterprise.  Click here: Social entrepreneurship Activity

NEKA – a case study in social entrepreneurship

This is a talk by Jeff Church, founder of NEKA, a social enterprise which supports clean water projects in impoverished countries. It highlights his own motivations as well as describing some of the challenges in creating social ventures.

Lynne Maher interview

Lynne Maher, Head of Innovation at the UK National Health Service Institute for Innovation and Improvement talking about experience-based design and other approaches to innovation in the health sector.   A transcript of the interview is here

UK Design Council

The UK Design Council has been actively promoting a design approach to innovation for many years.  On its website there is a rich set of case examples, many with video illustration.

The Maker revolution

New technologies around computer-aided design and manufacturing have finally matured to the point where almost anything you can imagine can be made using technologies like 3-D printing.  In these videos Chris Anderson, of ‘Wired’ magazine, discusses the implications of this new industrial revolution. Video 1 Video 2

Model T Ford

Click here for case study.   And these two videos give some insight into the innovations in both product and process surrounding the Model T Ford. Video 1 Video 2  

Humanitarian innovation

We often use the metaphor of survival when talking about innovation – but there are some situations where this is literally true. In the kinds of crisis condition in which humanitarian agencies operate the need to find novel solutions and implement them quickly is always present – and may be the difference between life and

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Search strategies for peripheral vision

This report looks at how a variety of companies and public sector organizations are exploring at the edges of their environment.  It describes experiences with a wide range of search strategies to help identify and anticipate discontinuous innovation. Click here to access the report: Twelve searchstrategies