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Community and Social Innovation Events

Events for local communities, social businesses and social entrepreneurs to come together to discuss what health inequities they’re experiencing within their local borough and find innovative solutions during a hack-a-thon day to solve them.


Co-Definition Community Events

A 2-hour interactive community event focused on understanding health inequalities in the community.

  • Roundtable exploration
  • Group thinking exercise to expound upon ideas surfaced from roundtable discussions

Upcoming dates:
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Challenge-based Social Innovation Events

A hack-a-thon event where participants will take the challenges identified in the co-definition community event and explore solutions.

  • Team formation via games
  • Ideation and solution finding
  • Pitch to a panel of experts
  • Winning teams are awarded a £500 grant and offered additional support

Upcoming dates:
Coming soon



The Boosting Life Sciences Social Economy programme is a partnership between Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Tower Hamlets with MedCity to support local social businesses and potential entrepreneurs in the public health and life sciences sectors, to increase opportunities for underserved communities in these sectors and address entrenched health and wealth inequalities.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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With £1.4 million in funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, we have embarked on a 22-month project aimed at boosting the London life sciences social economy.

This project will provide critical support to social businesses and potential entrepreneurs, helping them make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

Funded by

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Supported By Mayor of London logo

Delivery partners

Camden Council logo
Hacnkey Council logo
Hammersmith & Fulham logo
Islington council logo
Lambeth council logo
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