Red Dot is pleased to partner with the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) in the inaugural Innovation Breakfast Session:
Date: 7 February 2018
Time: 8.30am to 10.30am
Venue: La Turbine, Vivea Business Park, Moka
On Thursday, November 30, the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) brought together diverse professionals from the public, private and NGO sectors for Red Dot's inaugural event, a one-day Workshop on Social Innovation, which is a topic close to our hearts. And we came in to a full house!
Innovation isn’t just about technology, mobile apps, or AI. It is in fact a mindset and process of creative problem solving, that can also be applied to tackle the unmet needs in society. We were also pleased to hear that MRC was announcing a new social innovation grant scheme to support innovative social projects.
In the iconic Red Dot approach to learning, participants engaged in a series of fun and interactive activities, learning about creative confidence, the mindsets required for social innovation, as well as a condensed cycle of the design thinking process. Participants also teamed up in groups, to build personas, frame problem statements, and worked on tackling complex problems such as poverty, youth unemployment, gender-based violence, as well as public health!