Category Archives: Social Innovation Lab

SIL Reflects on the Summer

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Social Innovation Fellows Impact Manufacturing, Making, and Play Cultures

This summer, Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, is partnering with the Boston Children’s Museum and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of Accelerate’s Social Innovation Lab [SIL].

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 9

We began this week by finalizing our kit. We made three types of boards, and have narrowed the kit down to having a circuit board aspect to show a more technical side of manufacturing. We have drafted 5 unblockme games Continue Reading

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 8

Week #8 was a short week due to the 4th of July break. During this week we thoroughly discussed or kit and what exactly it will target. After doing a few brainstorm sessions on aspects of the game we have Continue Reading

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 7

Social Innovation Lab: Week 7

In concluding this week the manufacturing group has hit the midpoint of the summer co-op. Today we presented three prototype kits and an overview of our presentation to Helena. She was very pleased with our Continue Reading

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 6

After week 6 the manufacturing group has made great strides toward a finished project. We have put our research/presentation aspect on hold for this week and next. Our main concentration right now is to develop a kit or game that Continue Reading

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Social Innovation Lab Week 5

Check out what the SIL has been up to!

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 3

Social Innovation Lab Summer 2016 - Taza Field Trip

After week three I feel as though we have collected enough information to narrow our problem, and start to develop a solution. I feel as though we have begun asking the same questions in each meeting and could be tailoring

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 2

During week two we met with many people and organizations. In relation to the self-directed play project we met with Pop-up Adventure Play, Fablab’s for America, and the Children’s Museum. With respect to the manufacturing project we met with Bob

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Social Innovation Lab: Week 1

Our Social Innovation Lab is comprised of 6 students who come together during the summer to work on solving a problem. We asked them to reflect on their first week here:… Continue Reading

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SIL Final Wrap Up – BostInno

This summer Accelerate launched its second Social Innovation Lab. The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) is a 12 week program in which Wentworth students work in interdisciplinary groups with external collaborators in order to solve real world problems. Following last summer’s

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Social Innovation Lab at Franklin Park Zoo

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Students in this summer’s Social Innovation Lab are working with the Franklin Park Zoo. The zoo has posed different opportunities for the students to innovate and improve the zoo experience. The excerpt below from this BostInno article highlights some of … Continue Reading

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