We’re so excited to announce that Good Ideas is back for 2024! We have a half day Catalyst workshop scheduled for 20 September, followed by a 2-day Camp in October.


Do you have a good idea for social or environmental change, but not sure how to get it off the ground? Good Ideas: Catalyst is the perfect entry point for you.  This half day workshop will help anyone with a spark of a good idea to work out what the first steps are to creating a feasible social business.

Date: 20 September

Time: 10am – 1pm  

Venue: The Co-Lab at The Melting Pot  

Price: £30

Sign up to Catalyse your idea alongside our experienced and qualified facilitators and you’ll receive access to:  

  • A 3 hour in-person workshop 
  • A facilitated process using design thinking methodology  
  • Connection with others and the opportunity to build your network  
  • 5 free event passes for events hosted by The Melting Pot  
  • A free day to cowork in our space in the heart of Edinburgh city centre 
  • Tea and coffee included

The learning session includes content on empathy mapping, idea generation, early stage refining of ideas, peer feedback and action planning.  

What’s more, if you’re inspired by your time catalysing ideas, you’ll receive a 10% discount to our 2-day Camp programme with us in October or at one of the future Camp opportunities in 2025.  

For more information, contact Sam at [email protected] or reserve your place via Eventbrite.  

Interested in sponsoring an opportunity for someone to participate on Good Ideas: Catalyst? We have Partnership Opportunities available to ensure that everyone can access social innovation support. Browse our website or email Sam at the address above for more information.  



Good Ideas: Camp offers a more detailed dive into Design Thinking Methodology to help turn your good idea into a social business.

Date: 25 & 26 October

Time: 10am – 4pm both days

Venue: The Co-Lab at The Melting Pot  

Price: £450

If you want to know more, or register your interest for this Good Ideas: Camp, email [email protected] or fill out the form below.

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