How might we create new social enterprises and partnerships using Ontario government assets in the emerging, sharing economy?
This event invites Ontario thought leaders to join in co-creating opportunities leading to meaningful social impact in the emerging, sharing economy in the near future. This exciting project is supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG).
Project phases are structured to reveal and activate opportunities in this complex space.
Phase one is a Discovery Event with diverse experts working in teams through facilitated, strategic foresight exercises to uncover insights and arenas, such as elder care, homeless, and urban farming, in which Ontario is well positioned to drive new social innovation, based on unmet needs and untapped strengths.
In line with these insights, phase two will work with provincial government to uncover assets that could be leveraged to support new or enhanced social enterprises.
Phase three will convene a large Design Jam with leaders from social enterprise, sharing economy, government and student communities joining forces. In this large, diverse, multi-day event, scheduled in early fall, awards for promising ideas will be provided by sponsoring provincial ministries.
Participants receive the phase one report & may express potential interest in future events, and have been encouraged to give their invitation to a peer if unable to attend. Together part of this exciting opportunity to create social impact by maximizing the assets we own as Ontarians!
Pre-competitive purposes / innovation / research / collaboration refers to early stage, multi-sector, “market development” efforts that aim to open up space and capacity for cooperation & competition by developing knowledge, expectations, standards.