As many of you know, Social Innovation Camp, one of NESTA Connect's supported projects, is an experiment in developing new and exciting ideas that use the web to, in the words of Tim O’Reilly, tackle stuff that matters.
After two hugely successful showpiece weekend events last year, June will see SI Camp travel to Scotland for the first time, taking residence at the Saltire Centre in Glasgow from 19th-21st June 2009 – the job in hand being to turn six back-of-the-envelope ideas that couldchange the world into social start-ups in under 48 hours – completewith working software.
And you could be the star of the show.
Anyone has the chance until Friday 22nd May 2009 to submit an idea that uses the web to create social change and you could be joining 100 other participants to try and make it a reality. Absolutely anyone can enter an idea and there’s no need for you to be based inScotland – or even the UK – to enter.
To find out more, here is an overview of the process that could take you from I-just-had-the-*best*-idea-while-in-the-bath to the reality of a project developed by a team of some of the best creative and technical talent in Europe.
For more of a flavour of the event here is an excellent film of what happened at December's event: