Complex social problems are solved by creative problem solvers, with access to the best technology available. When creative problem solvers are given the best tools, and have access to each other, to work collaboratively with industry leaders, their communities, and local governments, and innovative businesses, this leads to truly innovative solutions to our biggest problems.
Rock ‘n Renew is preparing for a big announcement this summer, as co-founder Jonny Dubowsky has been working at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) developing a new project:
The Rock ‘n Renew Social Innovation Lab.
As technology rapidly advances, a growing number of new tools and systems have appeared, offering affordable and accessible new solutions to many social and natural capital problems our communities face. Rock ‘n Renew is working with some of the world’s leading experts in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, to create sustainability solutions that harness the most advanced technology available.
New technologies are quickly creating a number of new jobs as well, and the Rock ‘n Renew Social Innovation Lab will provide educational training and guidance to the k-12 and college students we work with, while serving as an incubator for the Phd candidates who participate in our grant program to work with Fortune 500 businesses developing Corporate Social Responsibility projects with Rock ‘n Renew.
Stay tuned for a more detailed announcement as we prepare for a Fall launch of this exciting program.
In the meantime, check out some of the resources we will use in cultivating social innovation in your community.