‘Sales’ not ‘Grants’ will save our small business and Enterprise sector 0

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
By: Eidos Institute
Category tags: Social Procurement Challenge. < < <

 

Eidos Social Procurement Challenge, powered by Eidos and the English Family Foundation, have a clear message to those on all sides of procurement, it will be sales not grants that will save our small business and enterprise sector.

 Executive Chairman, English Family Foundation, Allan English – “We partnered with Eidos as their framework is an innovative way for us to open this issue up to hear national voices”

The English Family Foundation has been particularly focused on the growth of social enterprise in Australia for the past few years. It is clear now that we must develop the capability of the sector to explore new approaches to scaling for impact”

Brisbane-based Eidos turns conversations into action through the ideas of the crowd. 

Bruce Muirhead, CEO, Eidos Institute “Our partners nominate an issue they are passionate to explore and together we define the problem, stimulate engagement and actively seek solutions. This flips the traditional way of solving problems which are typically procurement led, costly and timely”

“We don’t just approach your problem differently… our methodology will solve it better”

Eidoschallenges.org focusses on crowdsourcing the best ideas from across Australia to solve challenges, in this case “How do we build the capacity to scale on the supply side of ‘Good Procurement’ in a flexible and collaborative way?”

That's our point-of-difference. The Eidos Challenge enables applicants to build upon and iterate their ideas based on feedback, interrogation and opportunities for co-design by the selection panel, industry experts, and the broader community.

Belinda Morrissey, English Family FoundationEnglish Family Foundation -" I would like to add on behalf of the EFF just how thrilled we are with the calibre and professionalism of the applicants. There are some really great ideas in there, some of which we would like to continue discussions with even if they don’t win on the night. This has been a very rewarding process to have a highly engaging platform to source and tap into ideas which would normally not come through to us." 

Matt Perfect, Eidos Social Procurement Challenge Round 2 Finalist “Really excited and energised by the stakeholder feedback I've been getting on SpendHack, from both procurement leaders and social entrepreneur”

Bruce Muirhead, CEO, Eidos Institute “With Round two applications now closed Eidos is looking forward to selecting the top five (5) finalists, with the successful proponent of the Challenge Award to be announced at the Eidos Challenge Gala Dinner at QUT on the 7th of December”  

“Having successfully worked with the sector, and broader experts, in the Conversations and Challenges phases of the Eidos problem-solving methodology we have high expectations for the Connections phase, which will allow the successful proponent to turn their idea into a viable solution” 

For more information on: Eidos Gala Dinner in Brisbane on Thursday the 7th of December.

Bruce Muirhead, CEO, Eidos Institute,
+61 411 645 851 | +61 7 3112 2815 | ceo@eidos.org.au

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