The Trampoline project was a pioneering experiment in mapping the structure of communities and organisations by analysing the flow of electronic communications. It was inspired by the foundation’s research into the role of social networks on the island of St Agnes in 1999-2000. In 2003 the Trampoline project was spun out as a free-standing company called Trampoline Systems Ltd. In 2007 the company raised $6 million from a US hedge fund to commercialise the technology. In 2009 Trampoline Systems was selected by the analyst IDC as one of the world’s top 10 innovators in business software.

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CIRCUS colonia

Design for a post-industrial learning community.


Sustainable communications grid for developing societies.

SSE Glasgow Documentary

Film assessing the impact of the School for Social Entrepreneurs programme in Glasgow.

Tamale Digital Workshop

Pilot established in Ghana’s Northern Region for accelerated development of digital skills and trading opportunities in developing societies (supported by Camfed).

Digital Storytelling

Experiment in Ghana’s Northern Region putting professional digital recording and production tools in the hands of low-status people in developing societies (supported by Camfed).

“Reaching Higher”

Short documentary film about female education in Ghana (supported by Camfed).

Distributed Apprenticeships

Piloting a model for developing digital skills in remote areas based on remote mentoring and learning-by-doing.

Scillonia Digital Workshop

Pilot in the Isles of Scilly for developing digital skills and economic opportunities in rural areas (supported by the Laura Ashley Foundation and the European Union).

Learning Web

Infrastructure for entrepreneurial learning developed for the School for Social Entrepreneurs (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Community Fund).