This competition was designed for SGS students to showcase their problem-solving abilities on a local scale.

The winning team would then attend three different university workshops in three different European countries during the month of May 2019.

As such, the winning team will attend social innovation workshops held in Scotland, Spain, and Portugal; and will come back to the school – re-evaluate their final pitch and present it at the final event being held in Thailand later in 2019.

The teams were asked to address a series of questions, some of which are listed below:
What is your social innovation project?
a. The scope of the project
b. The nature of the problem being addressed
c. The reason for your work
a. What is your reason for being interested in this topic?
b. What is the root cause of this problem?
c. What makes it difficult to solve?
a. What is your role in solving this problem?
b. What is your piece of the puzzle?
c. Are you trying to solve the entire problem? Or, which part of the problem is your work trying to solve?

There were three workshops, the first one focused on the Business Model Canvas and how to adapt it for social enterprises.

On February 09, 2019, the team members and other participants brainstormed the BMCs for their social innovation project ideas.

Dr Serdar went through the various components of a business model canvas highlighting the differences between a regular one and a social enterprise model.

On February 23, 2019: Two workshops were conducted simultaneously, one focused on Service Design and the other on Components of Brand Design.

Aj. Namor facilitated the Service Design workshop, while P’ Lulu facilitated the workshop on Components of Brand Design.