Inclusive Innovation webinar - Moray FoodPlus Innovative solution to tackle food poverty
Social enterprise, community enterprise and Third Sector organisations are increasingly viewed as an important source of economic growth, a vital source of support for vulnerable communities and a critical path of the reform of public services in Scotland. One area this was highlighted in during the pandemic was in the use of food banks throughout Scotland with some enterprises reporting a 10-fold increase in demand.
Prior to the pandemic Mairi McCallum’s (MorayFoodPlus) drive to help combat food poverty in Moray led her to contact Interface with an idea to develop an AI system for identifying rural poverty trends to help combat food poverty. This system would allow employees to add data, identify trends, and food bank usage from the collected data with an ultimate aim to share their knowledge with independent food banks across Scotland.
Register for the free Inclusive Innovation info webinar on 4th November at 11am where Mairi and Malcolm Clark, Moray College UHI will describe how, after being successful matched by Interface, they worked together to secure funding and develop this AI system.
You’ll also hear from Carol-Ann Adams, Interface on how the Inclusive Innovation programme can support you if you have an innovative idea to address a social or environmental problem and need help to develop it. All webinars and the inclusive innovation programme are free and open to social entrepreneurs, community enterprises, Development Trusts, social enterprises or mission led businesses; no matter the size of enterprise or idea.
Find out more about the Inclusive Innovation programme and register for a free info webinar - https://www.ceis.org.uk/inclusive-innovation/ and/or register your idea with Interface to begin accessing support today - https://interface-online.org.uk/contact-us