Creating an enduring social innovation ecosystem: People, policy, and technology

Where: Melbourne, VIC

When: Fri 31st Mar 2017, 07:15 – 08:30 (1 hour, 15 minutes)

Social Innovation engages individuals with industry, services and government to generate new ways of tackling challenges of inclusion, participation, wellbeing, justice and security. Increasingly governments rely on public policy initiatives in social enterprise, social procurement, social impact bonds and technologies to create opportunities for individuals.

Countries such as Scotland focus on social innovation in a holistic, purposeful and innovative manner. In Australia, the development of social innovation policy focuses on supporting social entrepreneurs and innovators.

One challenge is to ensure advances in technology support and enhance opportunities for social innovation. One way proposed by governments is to provide individuals the means to self-solve specific challenges and technology can be one support in doing this, alongside policy and business changes, and changes to social attitudes.

So how do we increase and enhance our Social Innovation activities? Our panel of leading thinkers including Yvonne Strachan who has led Scotland’s Social Economy development will provide guidance on how to ‘really change the world’ harnessing the power of people, policy and technology.

Join us to find out more about the exciting future of Social Innovation.

Panel Members

  • Yvonne Strachan OBE Deputy Director of The Scottish Government & Head of Third Sector, Equality & Community Empowerment
  • Lill Healy Deputy Secretary for Programs, Small Business & Employment, Dept. of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
  • Professor Jo Barraket Director, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Tom Dawkins Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, Director of The Australian Changemakers Festival
  • Kate Bennett-Eriksson Disruption Lead at PwC’s Experience Centre

Moderator: Krystian Seibert, Philanthropy Australia  

Venue: Wheeler Centre

This is a free and public event. Please feel free to distribute among interested friends, family, colleagues, and change makers.



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