#12 University of Edinburgh -UK, Training-SinnoLABs Managers

Meeting Objective

  The position of HEI social innovation and enterprise activities in the wider ecosystem

Understanding the target market for HEI social innovation and enterprise activities

Engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including developing connections with governmental, business and third sector organisations

Contrasting models of hub development and activities to fuel the hub project pipeline

Financing start-up and growth working with social investors for project development

Effective leadership and stakeholder communication skills for hub development

Developing the Business Model and Action Plan


Day 1 – Monday, 23 April 2018

9.00-9.15  Registration - Business School LT2

09:15-9:45  Welcome to Module 3 ‘Managing social hubs’

9.45-11.00  Progress updates on SILICE SinnoLABs

11.00-12.30  Site visit to The Living Lab: Engaging with stakeholders for co-creation and social innovation

12.30-13.30  Lunch Break

13.30-15.00  Positioning HEI social innovation and enterprise activities within the wider ecosystem and The University of Edinburgh: its approach to nurturing and incubating social entrepreneurs and their ventures

15.00-15.15  Break

15.15-16.45  Skills Development Workshop: Leadership and Strategic Communications Skills for hub development

16.45-17:00  Wrap-up at end of Day 1

Day 2 – Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

09:00-09:15  Registration

9.15-9.30  Review and outlining the day ahead

09:30-11:00  Influencing the innovation and enterprise pipeline: Best practice in nurturing and supporting social innovation and enterprise:

Alison Gee, LAUNCH.ed, Edinburgh Innovations

Claudia Montiero, Head of PR, Communications and Events, UEBS

Aidan Hetherington, Corporate Engagement Manager, UEBS

Tea/coffee during the session

11.00-11.30  Walk from Business School to The Melting Pot, Rose Street

11.30-12.30 Site visit to The Melting Pot, Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh

Samantha Hulls, Head of Collaboration

12.30-13.45  Lunch Break

14.00-15.00  Working with investors and the wider social innovation finance and investment ecosystem

Colin McMillan, Firstport- http://www.firstport.org.uk/

 15.00-16.45  Development Workshop: Completing your Social Business Model Canvas: Mapping your stakeholders, partners and resources – working in small groups

Tea/coffee during the session

16.45-17.00  Round up End of Day 2

17:00-19:00  Free time

19:00-21:30  Programme Dinner: Maison Bleu at Home: 7-8 Queensferry St, Edinburgh, EH2 4PA


A Restaurant (in partnership with Socialbite) with a social enterprise dimension

Day 3 – Wednesday 25 April, 2018

09:00-09:15  Registration

9.15-9.30  Introduction to Day 3

09:30-10.15  Supporting social innovation and enterprise: a user perspective

Alison Wood, Lilypads, University of Edinburgh student enterprise

10.15-12:00  Action Plan Development Workshop: Planning development for your institutional SinnoLAB, balancing short- and long-term objectives and linking with educational activities of your institution – working in small groups

Tea/coffee available during morning sessions

12:00-12.30  Wrap up for Module 3 and preparation for Module 4 in Tel Hai, June 2018

  • Identifying additional topics of interest


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