Derry, 19th October, 10:10-11:15 Main Theatre
Belfast, 20th October, 10:10-11:15, The Cube
Tech is doing good in many ways, in this session we will explore if technology holds the key for unlocking social innovation, we’ll hear from some of the most successful local examples of ways in which they have used technology to find solutions to social problems. Come along and find out who are the people, projects, communities and industries that use technology to create social change? including examples from Building Change Trust’s Techies in Residence Programme, which combines the best tech talent in Northern Ireland with social challenges across a range of disciplines.
Billy Dann, Comic Relief
John Peto, Nerve Centre
Clare McGee, Innovate NI
The Northern Ireland Public Sector Innovation lab (@iLab_NI) brings innovation, design, experimentation and creativity to public sector challenges. At the heart of this is user-centred design, which is about involving citizens in the co-design of policy and services. This session is an opportunity to engage with the lab on one of its current projects. We have been working with DAERA to help develop an air quality strategy for Northern Ireland and this requires meaningful engagement with the public as well as the voluntary, community and private sectors.
We’ll be talking about sustainable transportation, cultural and economic shifts, human health and community well-being.
Together, let’s use this session to help shape policy direction based on how air quality affects our daily lives.
October 19th, Derry-Londonderry, 10:10-11:15, Dance Studio
October 20th, Belfast, 10:10-11:15, venue TBC
Youth Unemployment is one of the largest social challenges we face in Northern Ireland, and this session, led by Work West, and following on from the work that they’ve been doing through the Social Innovation NI Knowledge Exchange programme – will provide an opportunity for people to hear the key insights that have been unearthed during this programme. The programme uses Design Thinking methodologies so we will introduce the key rules of Design thinking and invite those attending to join in generating new ideas to address unemployment amongst 16-18 year olds.