Simpl Challenges is the challenge platform where organisations can kick start and support brilliant ideas to make the world better.
The Simpl Story
Simpl began life as the social innovation marketplace in 2010, helping to support the exchange and matchmaking of non-financial resources between people with good ideas and people with the resources to help make those ideas happen. We did this on the site, through running some social innovation speed dating sessions and by hosting a couple of Google Interactivism hackathons. After a while, we realised that it was the hackathons - the directed, focused challenges - that brought the highest quality ideas to the site. We’ve developed this next version of Simpl so that organisations can use challenges and challenge events to open up old problems to new thinking.
Who's behind it?
Simpl Challenges is run by FutureGov and was built in partnership with Coventry City Council, Coventry University and CityCamp Coventry in late summer 2012. Simpl Challenges is the second version of Simpl - which began as the Social Innovation Marketplace.