The Greenhouse Project, created by the National Housing Federation (NatFed), aims to build teams of people from different housing associations to come up with ideas for products or services that will tackle big social challenges. Hundreds of ideas were crowdsourced from housing association staff and their tenants, and of these, five were selected for the teams of housing association innovators to develop solutions.
More than 900 social landlords were invited to apply for one of only 35 places at National Housing Federation’s Future Hack Programme, and we were delighted that our own Will McLoughlin and Tom Bassford made it through the application process and were selected to attend.
They attended a three-day event held in London during March, during which time industry experts from Cambridge University Business School, entrepreneurs, and technology experts provided coaching, training and tips to help them develop their projects.
The Greenhouse programme will continue to develop five of the ideas that were developed during this process, and both Tom and Will are keen to put into practice the new skills and tools we have acquired within One Manchester.
For more information about the Greenhouse programme, please visit the Natfed website.