The projects

From our Call for Ideas, we chose just six projects to be developed at the Social Innovation Camp April 08:

Starting out life as ‘Barcode Wikipedia’ this is an idea for a site for storing user-generated information – such as carbon footprint, manufacturing conditions and reviews – against a product, identified by its barcode number.

Enabled by Design

A resource for anyone looking to make adjustments to their lives, be it as a result of disability, injury or impairment. Enabled by Design won £2,000 as our judges’ favourite idea from the weekend.

On The Up

Beginning the weekend as ‘Personal Development Reports’ this is an idea for an online system that supports young people to identify their personal skills and qualities.

Visiting Prisons

A tool to support the families of prisoners coping with the experience of being apart from a loved one. Its early incarnation as ‘Prison Visits’ won £1,000 as the runner-up project at the weekend.


A site for helping jobseekers using web 2.0 tools, originally called ‘Rate my CV’.


Freecycle meets Street Car: a stuff club.

And we had one ‘rebel’ project which emerged on the day:


All the other projects developed at Social Innovation Camp were submitted as part of our Call for Ideas. Originally called ‘TheGlue’, a rebel project appeared at lunchtime on the Saturday of Social Innovation Camp. It’s a tool to help families who live far apart care for elderly relatives.

You can find all the projects submitted in our Call for Ideas here.