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3.1 Using digital social innovation

Some of the innovations here could surprise you. One example is citizens involved in real science – helping analyse real cancer data through game apps, and making a real contribution to the development of new and better treatments. This and other instances of digital social innovation have a significant social impact.

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Activity 4 Thinking about digital social innovation

Timing: Allow about 10 minutes

Is digital social innovation applicable to tackling your city problem?

If yes, what approaches have you seen that you would want to explore further for generating ideas and potential solutions?

Make some notes on your thoughts and add them to your Smart Cities Project Ideas Template.

Next you’ll learn how to crowdfund a project, which is a particularly useful approach for digital social innovation.

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