With a global population of seven billion inhabitants and rising rapidly, the world desperately needs the skills, tools and know-how to design and create positive solutions.
SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES
Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year (Global Footprint Network). A rapidly rising population is placing further pressure on the planet, compounding complex social issues. Thankfully, a wave of social entrepreneurs, community organisations and businesses are seeking to tackle these challenges head on. This is where we fit in...
To foster a strong culture of design-thinking problem-solvers, whose initiative, passion and skills create a better, sustainable world for present and future generations.
To empower entrepreneurs, businesses, organisations and institutions with the tools, skills and know-how to socially innovate, providing solutions to the complex issues of our time.
Tom Allen, Managing Director.
Tom is a design strategist and social entrepreneur working passionately on projects with VII+ which generate positive social impact. Tom founded Impact Boom, a global community sharing insights, ideas & inspiration which help you take ideas to impact. He is an educator within Griffith University’s (QCA) Design Program and also within QUT’s School of Design. Tom previously served on the board of the Design and Emotion Society, Australia chapter.
Tom spent 8 years living, working and studying in Barcelona, where he graduated with a Masters in Product Design (ELISAVA University). He first worked in the corporate sector before founding The Emotion Lab, an Industrial Design Studio working with European producers and startups. Later, he began work as a design and business strategist consulting to a range of startups and SMEs who shared the same passion for sustainable practice and social innovation. Tom has a large network of professional collaborators which allow VII+ to deliver successful, result-driven outcomes to clients around the world.
If you'd like to collaborate or work in partnership with VII+, please contact Tom. He'd be happy to discuss your project and challenges to find the best way forward.