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VEIL – Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab

Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) seeks to identify and promote emerging technical, social and organisational innovations that could form part of future sustainable systems. VEIL creates conditions to research, envision, innovate, create and test, ideas and concepts for sustainable, desirable and realisable products, services, built environments and lifestyles.

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Healthabitat

Sydney, Australia

Healthhabitat is an Australian company with the goal of improving the health of disadvantaged people, particularly children, by improving their housing and the condition of the living environment.

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Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI)

Hong Kong

Initiated by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) convenes university expertise, curates cross-disciplinary projects, and constructs partnerships for social well-being and positive systemic change.

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Designing Out Crime research centre (DOC)

Sydney, Australia

The Designing Out Crime research centre (DOC) was founded by the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), following a competitive tender process by the NSW Department of Attorney General & Justice (DAGJ).

DOC applies a ‘Design Thinking’ approach to find solutions to problems that have proved impossible to solve. Read More …

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Critical Pixels Design Ltd.

Auckland, New Zealand

Critical Pixels Design Ltd. is a company focused on using open source solutions to meet the needs of local communities, through design and 3D Printing. The aim is to have a process in design work that encourages starting from scratch in order to best match a creative need to a creative solution. Their designs are dynamic, future thinking and empowering.

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DESIS-lab Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

DESIS-lab Melbourne is a space to talk, share ideas, approaches and opportunities. This enables to think differently, be inspired, be excited and hopefully tackle the various ‘wicked problems’ we encounter in work/lives in a more effective way.

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Tandemic

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tandemic is a social enterprise focused on helping the world progress through creativity and innovation. Our programmes include Makeweekend, which brings people together to build solutions to tough challenges like improving education and disaster relief, Do Something Good, Malaysia’s largest volunteering platform.

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COLOURS collectively ours

Singapore

The company name COLOURS is actually a combination of two words “Collectively Ours”. As implied by the name, their envision design practice to not only involve but empower the community and raise the sense of ownership. They work with clients to facilitate community dialogues that produce user-centric design. The mission is to design urban spaces through community participation, based on our core values of diversity, flexibility and empowerment.

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Re:public

Tokyo, Japan

Re:public Inc., is not just a design firm nor a research agency, but a Think & Do tank specialized in architecting innovation ecosystems in an organization, a society, or a nation. When problems are becoming increasingly complex beyond the control of a single entity, we take a systemic, human-centered approach to understand the issues and build innovation capacity to act.

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i.club

Kesennuma, Japan & Aizu, Japan

i.club is an after-school program for high-school students. i.club was initiated as a form of experimental and participatory social innovation in Kesennuma, a small fishing town devastated by the March 2011 disaster.

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Sustainable Living Lab (SL2)

Singapore

Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) is a social innovation lab and makerspace. The work lies at the intersection of social innovation, sustainability and technology. Creating nurturing environments, organizing programs and rally people around the idea of Purposeful Making. 

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The Thought Collective

Singapore

The Thought Collective shares the common purpose of building up Singapore’s social and emotional capital. Its group of five social enterprises offer new possibilities in the way people think, live and serve as a community.

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The Field Institute

Melbourne, Australia

The Field Institute is an output from the OpenIDEO Challenge in 2010. A design-led research, communications and strategy office focused on the food and agriculture sector.

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