Background: A winner of Big Society Big Ideas Competition
The idea for Old School vs New School was a winner of Northern Film and Media’s Big Society Big Business, a major digital competition for companies right across the North East. Drawing on the industry expertise of education innovator Ewan Mcintosh and digital pioneer Peter Cowley, CEO of Spirit Media and former MD of Digital Media at Endemol, Northern Film & Media were looking to help develop the strongest web, mobile and interactive ideas about how to make the world a better place. Ideas had to be from the North East but with global reach.
What happens now?
We are in the final stages of populating the website. Lots of new content will be added in the next few weeks. We are now gearing up for the official launch.
We have some great partners and sponsors on board including: Manpower UK, The Federation of Small Businesses, Prince’s Initiative For Mature Enterprise PRIME, Newcastle Science City, Cobweb, The Bridge Club, Better Business Magazine and others.
The Old School vs New School team are currently building relationships with different types of partners, sponsors and supporters including universities, councils, charities, business networks, enterprise agencies, private companies and corporations. We will be announcing details of the latest developments shortly.
If you'd like to find out more about getting involved with our web platform please contact us at:
Benefits for partners and sponsors
- targets employability of college and university graduates
- adheres to Corporate Social Responsibility policies by tackling ageism, digital exclusion and diversity
- provides a new channel to find interns and university placements
- develops an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial workforce
- helps those facing redundancy
- encourages older people to go back to work or mentor/support up and coming talent
- helps older people to set up businesses of their own thus fulfilling a regional, national and European remit
- ties in to the Digital Economy programme tackling people who are excluded because of technology