Social Innovation Camp

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Social Innovation Camp (SICamp) is a competition and event for software developers, designers and social innovators to create new businesses and projects that use the web to achieve a social goal. It is a method for social innovation.[1]


Social Innovation Camp was set up in London, in early 2008, with support from the Young Foundation and NESTA.

Social Innovation Camps have taken place:[2]


  • The winning project from the first event was Enabled By Design.
  • The winning project from the second camp was The Good Gym.
  • The winning project from the third camp was MyPolice.
  • The winning projects from the 8th camp were (project about transports in Baku) and (project about environment protection).[16]

International Camps[edit]

The Social Innovation Camp model has been replicated in Australia, Slovakia, South Korea, Georgia, Armenia, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan.[17]

"Transitions Online" organized the Social Innovation Camp in Azerbaijan (July 23–24, 2011).[13] Organisers for International Social Innovation Camps include Soros Foundation, The Hope Institute, IREX, UNDP, Internews, The Eurasia Partnership Foundation, World Wide Narrative and others.

Media interest[edit]

Social Innovation Camps have been featured by a number of media outlets including The Guardian.[18]

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