For SI Camp Asia, builders now wanted
By Gabey Goh November 1, 2012
- Six ideas have been selected to be developed during the SI Camp weekend
- Call issued for interested individuals who want to take part and help turn ideas into reality
THE inaugural Social Innovation (SI) Camp Asia, set to take place in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 9-11 has issued a call for individuals to join in and help make ideas a reality.
SI Camp seeks to bring together some of South-East Asia’s best software developers and designers with those at the sharp end of social problems.
A total of 140 ideas were submitted from across the region during the Call for Ideas phase and after deliberation, six ideas were chosen to be developed during the weekend.
The ideas were selected by the SI Camp mentors which include Teddy Zmrhal of innovation and design firm IDEO, Vinnie Lauria of Golden Gate Ventures, Calvin Chu of management consultancy Eden Strategy Institute, Raiyo Nariman of Angels Den and Glen Mehn the founder of Social Innovation Camp.
The six ideas are:
- Blood Donors Network submitted by Joel Barquez – An app enabling immediate access to database of people who are regular blood donors as well as those who are able and willing to donate blood affiliated with the hospitals nearby.
- LabRat submitted by Caryn Kong – An online platform which seeks to empower patient communities to accelerate research by helping fund and create personalized research projects for individuals with rare diseases.
- Sex Education in Mobile Apps submitted by Wong Chee Yan – Aims to tackle the teenage pregnancy issue by providing sex education online via webpages and mobile apps.
- Booklat submitted by Ken Chester Wu – A website that encourages students and schools to help out less fortunate students in deprived areas in the country by enabling them to coordinate, volunteer, and donate books and materials.
- Civic Ticket submitted by Chan Wai Jhet - An issue-reporting mobile end-point for citizens to report physical civic issues, such as potholes, lifted manholes, uncollected trash in their local community.
- Find Art submitted by Amy Tan - A mobile app for art lovers and artists to share and find all forms of art in a particular location – from installation art, community art and private art collections to conventional art galleries, museums, events and festivals.
The next step for these ideas is to find people who can help turn them into working prototypes in less than 48 hours during the Camp weekend.
“We’re looking for developers, designers, people who understand the social problems we’re trying to solve, as well as branding and business experts to help out,” said SI Camp Asia organizer Andrew Tan.