10 Jan 2018

Launching the Future of Fair Work Challenge

By Jessica

Apply now with an idea, or sign up to volunteer

On February 23rd – 25th Resolution Trust, techforgood.global and BGV are joining forces to bring you the Future of Fair Work Challenge – an intensive weekend support programme to help people develop and test new ideas for using technology to radically improve the future of work.

The Future of Fair Work Challenge will see people form teams, connect with experts and rapidly test and prototype new solutions for supporting workers and creating a fairer future of work – turning bright ideas into a viable proof of concept in as little as two days (those of you who have known us a long time might recognise our old Social Innovation Camp format).

At the end of the weekend participants will have the opportunity to pitch for further mentoring and support from our event partners and a place on the BGV spring accelerator programme.

Why?  

It’s time for some fresh thinking on the need for innovation in worker organisation and support. We believe there’s a huge opportunity to use technology to address inequality in the job market and improve prospects for workers. For example, we’d like to see new solutions that provide:

  • better ways of organising workers, strengthening their bargaining power and ensuring their legal rights are respected
  • new worker-friendly agency models that ensure ‘flexible work’ isn’t just about benefiting employers
  • easier ways for workers to acquire new skills, access training and learn about better job opportunities.

Get involved

Apply now to take part in the Future of Fair Work Challenge.

We’re looking for people who have a great idea for using technology to improve the future of work and would benefit from a weekend of intensive support to help test and develop it. If you’ve already got a team then you should bring them along.

We’re also looking for volunteers with the skills and experience to help teams – from user design, prototyping, coding, product development and data science to marketing, communications and business development – a wide range of experience and backgrounds are welcome.

More information about the Challenge and how to apply can be found on the event website.

The Future of Fair Work Challenge is part of our ongoing partnership with Resolution Trust, supporting tech ventures developing new solutions to improve the prospects of low wage workers.