Alice Carter

Location: London, UK

Alice is Innovation Lead at Brink, working across a few of our programmes - EdTech Hub and African Smart Town’s Network. She is responsible for designing the best ways for the programme to have desired impact, drawing on all of Brink’s practices and setting teams up to deliver great work.

Alice joined Brink after six years working in the UK civil service on various projects to digitise services and innovate processes. Most recently helping policy advisors apply design-thinking to the biggest challenges in the UK’s Ministry of Justice.  Through her work at Brink, she is continuing to explore the role of government as an innovator, and how participatory approaches can catalyse change.

From 2017 - 2022, Alice ran a non-profit organisation called TimePeace which aimed to improve integration of refugees in the UK. It started by hosting in person meet-ups and creating opportunities for refugees & locals to meet on an equal footing, and share skills and interests. In response to the COVID pandemic and the locked-down world, TimePeace moved to a totally online model, which brought 2k+ people together, 65% are people who are seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Questions Alice is exploring in their work right now:

  • How might digital transformation and digital practices be used to creating sustainable & inclusive cities?
  • How do we turn evidence into innovation and scale the use of technology in education for the most marginalised?