The Social Action Fund is a key enabler of the UK government’s Big Society agenda.
The Big Society, Jesse Norman
It will be apportioned in two rounds (of £10m each). Its purpose is to target projects providing long term increases in giving, in either:
- time – volunteering, time-banking
- resources – money, property, fixed assets or equipment
Continue reading “Social Action Fund Round 1 Recipients”
I am currently researching models and patterns for successful Open Innovation, with a particular focus on technology clusters. A number of interesting patterns and resources below… Continue reading “Open Innovation Patterns”
In his article “How to win when you don’t know the rules” Atos Chief Engineer Darren Austin highlighted the pressures being introduced to enterprises by phenomena such as ‘Bring your Own’ (BYO) and how constant revolution in the consumer space accelerates the need to embrace yet control adoption and new business models. The importance of Cloud Computing, paralleled with the need for business to identify its core data and maintain ownership of information is something with which I am in agreement. Continue reading “Innovation Thinking – Why Horizontal is the new Vertical”