It is without a doubt that technology has helped us get through these challenging times as we’ve all learnt to cope with the pandemic and address global issues such as climate change, human rights and healthcare. And while technology has provided solutions to many issues that we face, its adoption and implementation has not always resulted in a net positive for the world. 

Tech4Good is about exploring ways of leveraging technology to make a positive difference in our societies. It takes people and the planet as a starting point. It approaches the use of technology within a greater ecosystem, considering how it will be used, by whom, and whether there are potential side effects.

At KPMG, we firmly believe in the importance of investing in sustainable business practices and using the right technology to make an impact. Through this challenge, our aim is to share our expertise, embrace our role as educators and give students the opportunity to use technology to find new and creative ways to address Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues.

Enactus is dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision—to create a better, more sustainable world. We recognize that technology can play a significant role in making this happen. We are excited to launch this Tech4Good challenge as it allows students to experience leveraging technology to make a positive difference in society.

The challenge

The TECH4Good Challenge wants to mobilize student teams to use the power of new technology to create a positive impact on people, planet and prosperity – with a particular focus on the environment, health and education.  

In this challenge we’re inviting all students at higher education institutions in Belgium, from different backgrounds, to join us for this exciting new initiative where they can learn about how technology can serve a better world. Students will hear from KPMG experts about real life examples and, together with a team, will brainstorm on issues they want to tackle. They will be able to participate in a bootcamp, an ideation sprint - guided by professional coaches and experts - and develop creative solutions that they can pitch to a jury of experts on 18 May 2022 during our Enactus Belgium Expo event. 

Prize

The winning team will receive a €1000 prize from KPMG to invest in making their solution come true. The team that finishes second will receive €500.

Timeline

  • November - end of January 2022: Application & Selection
  • February – March 2022: Bootcamp, Ideation Sprint and Solution Development with the support of KPMG technology experts
  • 18 May 2022: Enactus National Expo: Pitch solutions to expert jury and award the winning teams

Examples

Curious about how technology can be used for good? Check out these inspiring examples:

  • ‘Intelligent’ packaging telling consumers whether their food is still good to eat – thus reducing food waste at home.
  • Apps that improve the shopping experience of consumers with impaired vision through automated guidance.
  • Turning waste from water purification processes into fuel.
  • Online platforms bringing migrant job seekers and job providing employers together through smart matching. 

Make an impact and register today

Are you ready to contribute to a sustainable future while developing your skills and talents? Are you eager to take action and excited to learn about how technology can help? Register today for an information session or to participate in the challenge.

Register here