So, What's The Question?

How do we build the capacity to scale on the supply side of 'Good Procurement' in a flexible and collaborative way?

Or, in simpler terms:

How can social enterprises in Australia be made more capable and able to achieve higher impact?



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About the Challenge

The human capability to develop solutions to ideas is untapped. We believe in putting our challenges to the crowd to solve the seemingly unsolvable. We also seek to enable individuals to collaborate together to develop even richer solutions.

The Eidos Challenge turns important conversations into action. In a nutshell - we better define the problem, stimulate engagement and actively seek solutions. In June, twenty national leaders tackled and framed the challenge of growing the social enterprise sector. Essentially asking how can social enterprises in Australia be made more capable and able to achieve higher impact?

This Challenge, in partnership with the English Family Foundation, is about finding a new way to answer this question. We are looking for solutions in new places. We are asking you to go beyond single dimensional solutions, to enable you and other innovators to collaborate together to develop richer, multi-dimensional solutions. We are calling for you to submit your idea and high level business plan to solve this Challenge. If selected you’ll receive a $25,000 contribution and helpful support toward achieving your solution!



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These webinars have been designed to help you engage with the Social Procurement Challenge. If you're up for it - you may also be inspired to go on and solve the Challenge and receive the $25,000 contribution towards your idea!

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The Selection Panel

Allan English

Allan English

Founder and Chair, English Family Foundation

Allan is the Founder and Executive Chairman of ASX-listed, and B-Corp accredited, Silver Chef Limited which was founded in 1986. In 2000, as a volunteer, he established the Queensland office for Opportunity International. In 2010, he created the English Family Foundation to support local and overseas social entrepreneurs tackling some of the more challenging issues facing our society. Allan serves on the Advisory Board for QUT's The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and the Philanthropy Australia Council.

Belinda Morrissey

Belinda Morrissey

Executive Officer, English Family Foundation

Belinda is the Executive Officer of the English Family Foundation, a family foundation whose vision is to support transformational change in our world through the growth and development of social entrepreneurs and social businesses. Belinda works closely with social enterprises to develop and support their sustainable business models for delivering social outcomes. She has spent the past decade in the philanthropic sector and prior to this had an extensive career in investment management spanning three continents.

Bruce Muirhead

Bruce Muirhead

Founder and Chief Executive, MindHive

Bruce Muirhead is a successful entrepreneur and founder of Boilerhouse (1999), Eidos (2004) and MindHive (2017). Each platform leverages a network of partners dedicated to developing ideas through collaboration to improve economic and social outcomes in the public interest.Since 2014 these platforms have been recognised with nine national innovation awards. Bruce has more than 25 years experience in building large-scale partnerships between the public and private sector.

Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels

Head of Market and Sector Development, Social Traders

Mark plays a key role in social procurement by introducing new markets to the benefits of social enterprise. He also works with social enterprises to build capacity in winning contracts and finding customers. Mark has led milestone projects including the Social Enterprise Finder and his involvement in creating new regional Australian social enterprises specifically designed to increase employment for marginalised groups.




Geoff Woolcock

Geoff Woolcock

Chair, Eidos Research Committee

Geoff Woolcock is a Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland’s Institute for Resilient Regions, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University’s School of Human Services and Social Work and QUT’s Centre for Children’s Health Research. He is particularly interested in applying indicators of community strengths in socio-economically disadvantaged communities and the factors that contribute to building child- and youth-friendly communities.

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