Innovation. A word that drums up excitement, and thoughts of positive change for the future. The aptly named Social Innovation Summit certainly lived up to this hype again in 2018, offering inspiring stories from organizations across the private, public, and social sectors. Nimrod Elmish from Cardboard Technologies proved that sustainability, social impact, and profitability go hand in hand, creating a new local industry that breathes new life into recycled products. What do they mean by “new life”? Cardboard Technologies uses recycled plastics and cardboard to create bicycles and wheelchairs – at an affordable cost! Deena Shakir from Google Ventures shared the following stat: smartphones are one million times more powerful than NASA’s computing power when we went to the moon in 1969. Imagine the possibilities today!
I could go on about other fantastic presentations – and encourage you to watch them on the Social Innovation Summit Twitter page – but