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Sandpits are intensive facilitated workshops which aim to uncover innovative solutions..
The social innovation sandpit will take place on 12-14 January 2016. The warm-up event on 23 October offered attendees an opportunity to:
HEFCE has allocated up to £40,000 to fund projects arising from the sandpit. Successful projects will be practical and effective learning pilots involving social innovation.
The event was aimed at attendees from English higher education institutions (HEIs), but we also welcomed participants from outside HEIs, for example third sector or public sector organisations, who have an interest in developing social innovation approaches with English higher education partners.