Social Innovation Competition case studies

September 17, 2018

The Collaborative Hub

29-year-old Carla Fyfe scooped the Young Social Innovator award at the 2018 Social Innovation Competition with her idea for a collaborative hub.

September 17, 2018

Soundplay Dome

Set up by Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke, Soundplay Dome is one of the winning ideas of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.

September 17, 2018

Gumption Girls

Gumption Girls is the brainchild of Olivia Robertson, one of the winners of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.

An experienced design and technology teacher who has also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up The Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with funding and business support from Firstport.

March 28, 2018

Woodside Arran

Jennifer, director of community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran, was voted Firstport’s Young Social Innovator 2017, winning a £5000 prize and business support.

March 27, 2018

Digital Maker

Digital Maker was set up by Martin Evans and his business partner Philip Thompson, to deliver workshops and training in digital making and associated technology, aimed at tackling the skills gap and extending opportunities for young people.

Natalia Jejer founded Bottle of Ginger, a community drinks company based in Bridgeton, which aims to change local 'juice' culture by challenging consumption habits, redefining the product and rethinking the processes in soft drink manufacturing.

Uist Wool is reconnecting the communities of the Outer Hebrides with their cultural heritage of wool-working.

August 7, 2017

Square Peg

Square Peg was founded by Indie Flynn whose own challenging journey through dyslexia and dyspraxia led her to work towards changing the way young people who, like her, see the world differently are supported.

One of the 2016 Social Innovation Competition winners, Pianos on Prescription is an innovative scheme helping people experiencing difficulties including: isolation, loneliness, depression, long-term health conditions and poverty by offering free access to acoustic pianos, events and tuition in Glasgow.

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