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.

- CVLifeLine

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

- Stuffshare

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.