Social inclusion

The Social Inclusion Unit

We believe that innovation should benefit the many, not the few. And that we end up having better products, policies and designs when everyone is included.

And we mean everyone. But we have a long way to go in the UK. That’s why Plexal’s partnered with My Life My Say to launch the Social Inclusion Unit.

Download the SIU report

We asked the public what they thought about the state of social inclusion in the UK – and who they think’s responsible for improving things. Download our report, which contains a foreword from mayor of London Sadiq Khan, to find out what they told us.

OpenDoor: our social inclusion accelerator

When it comes to levelling the playing field, we’re looking to the innovation community.

So if you’ve got a solution that can help boost social inclusion and make it easier for people from under-represented groups to start a business, find work or succeed in their career, we want to help you scale.

As well as a bespoke package of support, we’ll help you get in front of largest tech companies and organisations that have told us they want to make change.

Applications open on 3 June 2019, and before then we’ll be holding roundtables to engage with both industry and innovators. An Open Innovation Day on 14 June 2019 will also allow organisations thinking of applying to refine their ideas and partner with each other.

Industry

If you’d like to take part in a roundtable that will shape the direction of the programme, sponsor OpenDoor or support our cohort members, get in touch.

Innovators

If you’ve got an inclusive design or solution, we’d love you to register early interest, join a roundtable or attend our Open Innovation Day.

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