We’ve had some busy times at Simpl HQ recently, some of which has resulted in a bit of new fangled video fun! The other week, we applied to NESTA’s Innovation in Giving fund, with an idea to develop a localised … read more »
Get your CityCamp London tickets here now! Image: Brandon Shigeta That’s right, the time has come for us to end your waiting. With just 5 weeks to go until CityCamp London we have released those tickets (well, the first bunch of them at least)! We have a stella line up waiting for you on the [...]
Today we’re pleased / over the moon to announce the launch of the first CityCamp London in partnership with CityCamp – and a bunch of great event partners who are making it possible for us to offer the event for free!
When it comes to getting older, or depending on care, themes of disempowerment and lack of support just seem all too common. How can technology help bring together existing support in a way that better meets people’s needs- whether from friends, family, the community or government? Last week we attended A Better Old Age: How [...]
Things are rather busy on the events front again for FutureGov in the run up to the summer break, so as much for our benefit as yours here’s where you’ll be able to find us during June and July…
Now and again we like spread the word about projects we hear about that are looking to do something different. This week, we thought we’d let you know about a Social Innovation Camp project, Jailbrake. Katee Hui explains more…
Today we’re really pleased to announce the launch of the next stage of the Safeguarding 2.0 initiative. Back in August last year we hosted a round table discussion in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) to talk about how we might use social web technologies to better safeguard children – and today we can announce that we have received initial funding from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) to carry out the research phase of the project.
Here at FutureGov we love nothing more than bringing together a wide range of people to think, share and collaborate on ideas and projects that will transform the way we do government, whether from inside government or in the social innovation space. Recently we have been in conversation with the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) discussing some of our ideas for social innovation but also how we can work with NESTA to help them achieve their wider goals of public service innovation, leveraging our exciting and diverse network of thinkers and doers in the government and social space.
As the keen followers of this blog will know, we like to organise (and attend) the odd event or two here at FutureGov. From FutureGov Network meet ups, to Gov2Gov events, to online film premieres, to lending a hand at bigger events like Gov20 Camp, Reboot Britain and Social Innovation Camp, we love getting out and about listening, learning and sharing. At all of these events and more besides, there has been a rapid growth in real time reporting on the goings on during the sessions due in no small part to the explosive adoption of tools like Twitter.
Today, FutureGov will be leading a session at the first (and hopefully last?! ) Reboot Britain, an event pitched as an event aimed at exploring “how this new digital world can help revive the economy, rebuild democratic structures and improve public services”. The session falls within the Political Innovation Camp stream curated by the thoroughly democratic Paul Evans following on from some other fantastic looking sessions on the drivers of change and how we can push for the adoption of social media as a tool for (hyperlocal) engagement in local government.