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Catalyst! Connects

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An overview of projects, activities and opportunities on Catalyst! a research programme supporting citizen-led digital innovation. Presented by Professor Jon Whittle at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe at the end of year 1, leading into year 2.

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@catalystproj www.catalystproject.org.uk

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Today’s event

Catalyst Connects13.45 Catalyst Overview14.00 Catalyst Serendipity Café: Grand Challenges – Eric Gill15.30 Tea Break16.00 Show & Tell – Sun Terrace17.15 Future Opportunities

Prototype Launch 18.30 – 20.00 Patchworks

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Catalyst research aims

• Digital Technology for Social Change• Understanding behaviour

– Why do people participate (or not) in society/civic actions?

• Tools for change– Next generation social tools for social change

• Citizen-led• Inter-disciplinary

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co-research & co-production

• Serendipity Cafes

• Research Sprints

• Launchpads• Research


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Prototype #Pat!

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#Pat Goes Wilder!

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Launchpad: Local Trade

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Launchpad: Local Trade

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Launchpad: Activism & Social Media

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Access ASD

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Get Involved - opportunities

• Expressions of interest for Serendipity cafes - looking for 2nd half of 2013

• Applications to Launch pads – deadline 14th December 2012

• Round 3 Sprints – call opens 2013

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Project criteria

• Contribute to the Catalyst research aims• Develop a prototype of a new digital

technology that supports citizen-led social innovation

• Community-Academic partnerships

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Team & Networking

• @catalystproj– #catalystas

• Catalyst Project• www.catalystproject.org.uk