We’re passionate about social design and innovation. That’s why we set up the iLab in order to help us work on challenges that help to make the world a better place. In February 2016 we hosted our first global jam event, Service Jam Shrewsbury, which saw us joining over 100 other Jams happening simultaneously across the world in order to work through a social facing design challenge in a single weekend. Being part of the Global Jam movement means that we get the opportunity to host 3 Jams in Shropshire each year – Global Service Jam (Shrewsbury), Global Sustainability Jam (Shrewsbury) and Global GovJam (Shrewsbury). Each Jam lasts for 48 hours and brings together local people in order to collaborate, play, create, innovate and test new ideas around a common theme (which will be kept secret until the start of the Jam on Friday evening) to solve tricky social issues.
Jams are a great place to meet likeminded people in a relaxed, but focused environment. Your work and ideas will be reviewed by your peers, and presented to the world – who knows where that might take you? One thing is for sure you’ll have a great time.
Our next Jam, Global Gov Jam (Shrewsbury), is in May 2017. We’d love to see you there!