Ideas that can change the World

A project in schools across England, that will tap into the fresh and exciting ideas of young people and help the best of them become reality by giving them access to the knowledge and tools needed.

Principal Investigator:  Helen Storey
College:  London College of Fashion

Project summary

The project's aim is to connect these bright young people with the industries, policy makers and planners that can turn their ideas into reality. It is being run by Creative Partnerships and was launched in schools across England in 2007. The young people taking part will come from areas of significant economic deprivation. Young people have chosen five key themes for the programme: 

  • Compassion
  • Environment
  • Money
  • Technology
  • The impossible Dream (blue sky thinking)

This project was a collaboration from October 2006 - 2008 between Helen Storey (London College of Fashion), Creative PartnershipsThe Dialogue Project and Deepa Patel. Working with young people from schools all around England, experts and young people came together to create ideas that can make for a better world.

The first idea for a better way to capture all standby energy has gone to patent and 3 other ideas are in the development phase. The project was officially launched at Microsoft London in Nov 2007.