Social & economic transformation
Cathartic allows people to share their stories with complete anonymity. It was created as a place for people to come and say whatever is on their mind. People can write about anything that is important to them – their whole life, personal trauma or events that have affected them in the past. The website has become a hub for people to use as a platform to start a journey of personal expression and growth.
Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank project is focusing on how data and technology can be used to better understand and address youth homelessness. Centrepoint joined Fuse to accelerate the development of technology to enable them to deliver multi-channel information and guidance to young people across the UK as part of the Youth Homelessness Databank project. Centrepoint discovered that one of the key challenges of any service is getting the information you need from service users quickly and unintrusively to understand how best to help. Centrebot – a text-based messaging service – enables people to contact Centrepoint for advice and guidance through SMS and web.
Chatterbox is an online language learning service that trains and employs refugees as language tutors.
Design for Social Change (D4SC) works to help people create smarter cities, using technology to create a “citizen-centric” approach to urban design, working with people, places and businesses, along with their data, to improve the quality of life of city dwellers – including through D4SC’s Changify social streets platform. D4SC designer-founder Priya Prakash is a passionate believer in ‘conscious business’ over straightforward charity.
Digital Catapult works with SMEs to help them grow and scale faster. It helps larger corporates in their digital transformation. It does this through programmes of collaboration and open innovation, by bringing academic leading edge expertise into the mix combined with the organisation’s own business and technological expertise.
E-ccommodate is an app that helps separated parents arrange child care in difficult circumstances where contact between them is forbidden.
The Happiness Index helps businesses succeed through instant intelligence. Its tools gather and analyse a regular pulse of client happiness, through employee feedback, customer feedback and more. Its ‘people analytics’ tool helps businesses gather and analyse information from people inside and outside to aid and inform the decision-making process. Its mobile app offers instant and digestible data, and an API links the Happiness Index to organisational IT systems.
Impact Hub is a rapidly expanding, diverse global network of over 15,000+ members in 86 open hubs worldwide, focused on making a positive impact in our world. London alone has three hubs. Members benefit from a diverse and global community that provides guidance, resources, and opportunities shared between all hubs.
Impossible is a ‘social network of giving and receiving’ that allows people to do and feel good. Its social giving network ‘encourages acts of human kindness and enables a sense of togetherness too often lacking in modern life’. Its Impossible People app allows you to give, ask and meet people who can help and who can share, within your local area. Impossible is a registered B Corp.
KTN connects people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas. Established to foster better collaboration between science, creativity and business, KTN has specialist teams covering all sectors of the economy – from defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and robotics. KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And it supports them through their business cycle to see that investment through to success.