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Published: 02 May 2011

By Andy Ross

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NESTA opportunity

Opportunity to work with UK's leading software developers to create a business/social start-up. NESTA (National Endowment Science Technology and the Arts) run an annual event called the Social Innovation Camp. This is for anyone who has an idea to deal with a social issue, or health and wellbeing, and offers the opportunity to work with some of the UK's leading software developers to turn 6 back of the envelope ideas into business/social start-ups in under 48 hours, complete with working software. Technical skills are not a requirement for this process. The Social Innovation Camp will run from 17th - 19th June, in Edinburgh (Some expenses will be paid). Ideas that use the web to create social change need to be submitted for consideration by NESTA by Friday 20th May 2011. If selected, you will be invited to attend the Edinburgh workshop to try and make the idea a reality. To get a better idea of what is involved and how you can participate, NESTA will deliver two short workshops, lasting approximately 1 hour, on 10th May at 4.30pm and 7.30pm in: The Ironworks 122b Academy Street Inverness IV1 1LX If you would be interested in attending on 10th May, could you please e-mail: iain.hamilton@hient.co.uk Full details of the programme are available at http://www.sicamp.org/social-innovation-camp-2011-call-for-ideas-now-open/