UMI3 Workshop Launches Social Enterprise Brief Case
The University of Manchester has been selected as one of 56 partner institutions in the HEFCE/UnLtd Higher Education Support Programme and has been actively seeking entrepreneurial staff, students and alumni to enter the UMI3 Social Enterprise Competition.
Inspirational workshops such as the Social Enterprise Brief Case (SEBC) has really motivated individuals to come forward and submit applications. The sustainability of a social enterprise idea is one of the key points to address for the competition and by participating in workshops and utilising tools such as the Brief Case individuals can be guided through the thought process to produce a well-rounded proposal.
The Social Enterprise Brief Case, a workshop and workbook designed by specialist innovation company Novomodo Ltd, to inspire social enterprise thinking in Higher Education was recently launched at The University of Manchester Innovation Centre. Twenty five attendees including members of staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students experienced a blend of tools and techniques to help them think about social enterprise and put their ideas in motion. A series of surgeries on specific ideas was run in parallel to the main group sessions.
The Social Enterprise Brief Case workbook has been designed to assist University members of staff or students in addressing the key building blocks of a social enterprise, utilising easy to use tools to help them along the journey. It allows users to put together an outline describing their idea and how they would implement it (the ‘Brief Case’) so they can apply for funding to try it out.