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.
Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI)
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.
Object: Australian Centre for Design
Object: Australian Centre for Design is Australia’s leading centre for contemporary design and play a critical role in building a significant design culture for the country. They nurture a nation of innovative thinkers and we inspire audiences to use design in their lives.Read More …
Wellington, New Zealand
Enspiral is a network of professionals who cooperate to guarantee they do meaningful work. Each of their ventures tells a story of collaboration sparked from like minded people coming together. Their strategy, structure, funding model (a portion of profits goes towards projects for social impact) and the products and services that they develop, has been designed to ensure positive social outcomes.
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.
The Lien Centre for Social Innovation
The Lien Centre for Social Innovation is a partnership between the Lien Foundation and Singapore Management University (SMU), established in 2006 to advance the thinking and capability of the non-profit sector. Based in Singapore, the Lien Centre seeks to enable global thinking and the dissemination of best practices related to social innovation in Singapore and beyond. Read More …
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.
Bernise Ang is co-founder and Executive Director of Zeroth Labs, an experimental research lab and consultancy which uncovers behavioural insights and applies them to public policy issues. They do this by blending methods from the social sciences, management strategy and the startup world to work with public sector agencies.
Ground Up Initiative
GUI – the Ground-Up Initiative, is a non-profit organisation located in Singapore. It began as a small group of people bound by the desire to be the change that they want to create. The aim is to search for answers in how people can live within urban landscapes and adopt a social and ecological harmony with the Earth.
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.
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.
Osaka, Japan & Yamagata, Japan
Studio L undertakes approximately 80 design projects aimed at rejuvenating communities ranging from villages of just a few dozen residents and regional cities to some of the biggest commercial facilities in Japan. In contrast to other approaches that aims to reverse the population exodus or revive local economy, the co-founder Yamazaki tackles these issues through ‘community design’
Sustainable Living Lab (SL2)
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.
The Thought Collective
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.
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) exists to help find new ways of tackling big, persistent social problems like child abuse and neglect, Indigenous disadvantage, and the challenges of ageing and caring. They use the best of design, social science and business thinking to develop new programs in the community, and to build the innovation capability of the social sector.
The 5000+ Project
The Australian Government in partnership with IDCSA (Integrated Design Commission of South Australia) funded The 5000+ project through an integrated design strategy for inner Adelaide. The aim is to be a national model for designing, planning and building Australian communities in a more unified way for better living.
The Social Studio
The Social Studio is a dynamic space where clothing is created from recycled and excess manufacturing materials, who empowers young people from refugee communities in Melbourne to achieve their ambitions through work experience and training in clothing design, production, retail and hospitality.
Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB)
Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a not-for-profit organisation to design systemic change through humanitarian engineering. Their main aims are to work in partnership to address a lack of access to basic human needs such as clean water, sanitation and hygiene, energy, basic infrastructure, waste systems, information communication technology and engineering education.
Peace Innovation Lab
Rural Innovation Lab set up a technology lab in Tansen, Palpa. The lab is equipped with basic prototyping tools and other relevant resources to enable community members (and entrepreneurs) to design low cost technology solutions that directly increase the impact of their enterprises.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Empower Lanka, is a youth led social enterprise that aims to literally empower Sri Lanka with electricity which nearly 20% of the population has no access to. Part of the Global Changemaker, the tag line is “Powering Sri Lanka, One Village at a Time” and hopes to achieve the ultimate goal of eradicating poverty through the spread of electricity while promoting renewable energy among the community.
Dhaka, Bangladesh & Cotabato City, Philippines
BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviate poverty by empowering under-resourced people, and helping them to bring about positive changes in their lives by creating opportunities. Their priorities focus on women, health and education, farmers through empowerment and inclusive financial services and self-sustaining solutions. BRAC’s main strength is thinking local, acting global.
Lifehack works at the frontline of catalysing meaningful action to improve youth wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand. They represent a new way of working by creating a Social Innovation Lab which is constantly designing, prototyping, implementing and iterating interventions to find the highest impact approaches to address well-being.