A group where we make progress to build a massive funding application for MacArthur's Foundation call. 

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Call for Applications - opencare Maker in Residence

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The opencare Maker in Residence is the first edition of a special residency programme that provides support, assistance, resources and acceleration to Makers - from all over the world - who are interested in developing / validating / iterating an open source project in the health and care field. Makers can live and work on-site at WeMake for a period of time that may vary from minimum 2 to maximum 8 weeks, providing an opportunity for intense collaboration, creativity, and learning to improve their project.

News about our OpenandChange application and how we win anyway!

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Earlier this week we received this message:

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Context: in October, 24 projects led by formal and informal groups have signed a partnership and submitted a proposal to 100andChange competition. We proposed a massively collaborative way of fixing health and social care, and in the process we taught ourselves to collaborate online with low costs (most partners haven’t met each other in real life!).

Budget narrative

BUDGET NARRATIVE (250 words)

Open&Change's budget structure follows from our choice to decentralize. It has two tiers: one supports swarm-level activities, the other supports initiative-level activities.

Swarm-level (coordination) activities are in turn divided into operations and community activities. There are three main operations activities:

  1. Matching initiatives with sandbox environments.

Organisational Capacity

Edgeryders currently has the capacity to deliver smaller scale versions of this project, evidenced by its current role in coordinating the Opencare project. Assets include:

  • experience of co-ordinating, over several years, a strong, lively, resilient online community. We assess the health of collaboration and knowledge sharing via network analysis (http://bit.ly/edgesense);

Timeline and Key Milestones

Each initiative runs on a four-year cycle. We launch two batches of initiatives, one in year 1 and the other in year 2. The project timeline results from combining the two four-year cycles into one 5 year cycle.

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Initiative cycle:

Prepare Outreach Comms Package for Workshop leaders

 

  1. Noemi: Collect 10 posts/stories/challenge responses for each topic (i.e. their contents are especially relevant to the focus for that workshop)
    • Athens -  nutrition, food, agiculture and health

    • Brussels - care in and between groups. Intergenerational living. Collaborative inclusion. Collaborative care. Assistive and enabling environments.The caring city. Dutch focus ( to draw in Nl).

    • NYC - autonomy and interdependency in care

Reach out to relevant #opencare projects as mapped on twitter

@jimmytidey is in the process of mapping care conversations on twitter and looking at what key organisations and people are talking about. Some of them can be relevant to OpenCare and might be worth inviting into our OPENandChange process. Ideally we would reach out, ask them to join our online calls, interview them and document their story (I can commit to a few stories by mid Sept). 

Call for Applications - opencare Maker in Residence

Costantino's picture

The opencare Maker in Residence is the first edition of a special residency programme that provides support, assistance, resources and acceleration to Makers - from all over the world - who are interested in developing / validating / iterating an open source project in the health and care field. Makers can live and work on-site at WeMake for a period of time that may vary from minimum 2 to maximum 8 weeks, providing an opportunity for intense collaboration, creativity, and learning to improve their project.

News about our OpenandChange application and how we win anyway!

Noemi's picture

Earlier this week we received this message:

email

Context: in October, 24 projects led by formal and informal groups have signed a partnership and submitted a proposal to 100andChange competition. We proposed a massively collaborative way of fixing health and social care, and in the process we taught ourselves to collaborate online with low costs (most partners haven’t met each other in real life!).

Smart swarms for the win: the Open&Change draft application is online

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About two months ago, we set out to convene a smart swarm of grassroots initiatives to renew health and social care. The idea was big and ambitious: cast communities  as care providers, alongside the state and private business. We had decided to run for a 100 million dollars grant, the MacArthur's Foundation 100&Change. But not as an organization. We would run as a smart swarm of grassroots initiatives around care.

Generating a community around the workshop

Hello all workshop organizers,

I have a few questions that we could resolve maybe together. I'm building up the participant database for the Brussels workshop that will be held on the 24th and i wanted to see if anybody else in other cities have issues finding the right people. We have a lot of freelance thinkers and problem solvers, but the people inside the medical and social field are difficult to reach i find. 

This is what we already did as a reach out: 
 

On the lookout for the next OP3N Care Fellows - apply before April 15

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Fellowships for community members to lead curation, communication and engagement for the OpenCare PopUp Village!

We believe that the future of health and social care is community-based and participatory. We are committed to the idea that care should not necessarily be handed down from institutions to the people but can emerge organically from the people according to their needs.

Working Out Loud: OPENandChange workshops in Thessaloniki, Brussels and Berlin!

Noemi's picture

We launched OPENandChange last week as a deeply participatory application building process in response to the MacArthur's Foundation 100 million dollar prize to a project solving a key global crisis. Candidate solution: provision of care services by communities equipped with open source knowledge and technology. We are building a swarm of grassroots initiatives and submitting in a partnership by October 3rd.

No documents have been added to this group.

Budget narrative

BUDGET NARRATIVE (250 words)

Open&Change's budget structure follows from our choice to decentralize. It has two tiers: one supports swarm-level activities, the other supports initiative-level activities.

Swarm-level (coordination) activities are in turn divided into operations and community activities. There are three main operations activities:

  1. Matching initiatives with sandbox environments.

Organisational Capacity

Edgeryders currently has the capacity to deliver smaller scale versions of this project, evidenced by its current role in coordinating the Opencare project. Assets include:

  • experience of co-ordinating, over several years, a strong, lively, resilient online community. We assess the health of collaboration and knowledge sharing via network analysis (http://bit.ly/edgesense);

Timeline and Key Milestones

Each initiative runs on a four-year cycle. We launch two batches of initiatives, one in year 1 and the other in year 2. The project timeline results from combining the two four-year cycles into one 5 year cycle.

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Initiative cycle:

Workshop design: lessons from Thessaloniki

  • Collect 10 posts - short writeups about opencare; openandchange, edgeryders -
  • Press release + invitation letter -
  • pictures, logos, banners

Workshop flow

  1. Introduce day, purpose, what's in it for individual projects and what is expected of them (30 mins) 
    • Shared Agreements: #nospectators, documentation, follow-up
      • Timeline: What happens Before, During and After workshop 

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