Social Innovation sessions with network opportunity 2.0

As promised, today we will give you an insight into the content and set up of the two sessions we have planned on Thursday the 22nd of November.

For the past 10 weeks, the members of the Bridge Research Agency worked hard to set up a foundation of research on which an experiment concerning social innovation would be built. This research, concerning best practices, stakeholders, networking, social innovation and of course the issues, trends and current situation of North-Brabant in relation to the sectors of food and visual culture, has been conducted by performing over 17 expert interviews, reviewing scientific and governmental documents and reading numerous books and reports.

Because of this research, we are able to set up an experiment with several stakeholders that aim to create social innovation. This experiment, or better said these ‘creative networking sessions’, will bring people together from two completely different sectors in which they cooperate to form innovative ideas or concepts that aim to solve, partially solve or contribute to creating awareness for problems within the food sector.

These sessions will include stakeholders from both the visual culture and the food sector and are designed to stimulate social innovation. Therefore several methods and techniques will be applied during these sessions to test their effectiveness. The results of the experiment will be published in the next edition of the Uncover Magazine.

On Thursday the 22nd of November we will have two creative networking sessions, which both have their own topic. The first session will concern problems in the food industry in relation to health and lifestyle; such as overconsumption of salt or food waste from consumers. And the second session will concern problems in the food industry in relation to agriculture, production and packaging; such as intensive farming or recycling.
These sessions consist of two active parts in which we display problems within the sector, discuss these, brainstorm about possible solutions and design these by creating a more concrete idea or concept. Furthermore, as well as in between the two sessions and afterwards, there will be an opportunity to network with others over some delicious finger food and beverages.

Are you active within the visual culture sector or the food industry? Are you looking for networking opportunities? But above all, did we raise your interest? If you would like to participate or know someone that would like to come, just sent us an email to bridge.researchagency@gmail.com.

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Tessa.

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