SUBMIT, PRESENT, AND MAKE YOUR IDEA/ PROGRAM IMPACTFUL TO SOCIETY

Starting with 13 countries! 

* Indonesia * Brunei * Cambodia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Philippines * Singapore * Thailand * Vietnam * Australia * Spain and * Poland

This challenge is an opportunity for international colleges and universities to engage students to show how they can create a concept for a business that focuses on marketing products or services that create a positive social, environmental or cultural impact and financial returns.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

The social entrepreneur is a visionary individual, whose main objective is to create social value, and at the same time to detect and exploit opportunities, to leverage resources necessary to his/her social mission and to find innovative solutions to social problems of his/her community that are not properly met by the local system.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social Entrepreneurship is the process of identifying, evaluating and exploiting opportunities aiming at social value creation by means of commercial, market-based activities and of the use of a wide range of resources.

IDEA GENERATION

Creativity is about unleashing the potential of the mind to create new ideas.

INNOVATION

Innovation is about introducing change into relatively stable systems.

About

The social entrepreneurship virtual innovation challenge is developed by the Research Synergy Foundation (RSF), Prokompas, UCB Education Program in Indonesia and Macquarie University PACE students in Australia. Together we invite students from various academic institutions to present their ideas to wicked problems (e.g., access to clean drinking water, equality, marine life, deforestation).  

Goals
Countries
Criterias

Competition Guidelines

THEME: 

A social entrepreneur is defined as a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or affecting social change. In the face of coronavirus, among many other global challenges, social entrepreneurs are needed now more than ever to address societal issues. 

 

COMPETITION DATES:

You can submit your idea proposed or program that already run in the context of social entrepreneurship through orange button “SUBMIT YOUR IDEA/PROGRAM HERE”.

  • Entry Deadline for application is on Monday the 1st of March 2021.
  • The TOP 13 finalists will be announced on Friday the 5th of March 2021.
  • The virtual pitching competition is on Monday the 8th of March 2021 at 10:00 AM UTC+7 time. 
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METHOD OF SUBMISSION [SUBMISSIONS ARE FREE]:

(1) Register via the ‘SUBMIT YOUR IDEA/PROGRAM HERE button, and submit your 3-minute video.

(2) Submit your POSTER to illustrate and present your idea/concept/program for creating social impact – see guidelines here – https://f1000research.com/gateways/rsf/for-authors/posters-and-slides-guidelines.

(3) Create a short TikTok video to tell us why you ‘care’ and use hashtag #ResearchSynergy #UCBEducation #Prokompas and #SECHALLENGE2021

 

WHAT IS IN THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM?:

Entrants must submit a description of their concept/idea (250 words max) and a POSTER.

 

CATEGORIES:

There will be a Grand Prize Winner, First Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up and People’s Choice Award Winner for each country.

 

AGE GROUP & COUNTRY:

17 to 25-year-old students from Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Australia, Spain and Poland can pitch their solutions to social, environmental, cultural, and economic problems.    

 

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Creativity (45%), Storytelling (10%), Innovation (40%), Special Category: Refer to one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in your concept (5%).

 

GRAND PRIZE:

  • USD 500,
  • E-Certificate,
  • 3-weeks intensive e-course on social entrepreneurship and access to impact investors,
  • A voucher to participate in the international conference.
  • You will also receive a full day (free) eco-cycling tour in Bali by UCB (drop-off, pick up, lunch included and free tea and coffee samples).   
 
 

GENERAL PRIZES:

Selected TOP 13 finalists from each country will have the opportunity to learn more about social entrepreneurship, and be equipped with investment readiness support and tailored 2 months e-mentorship to help them scale their solutions.

 

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: We will be casting your TikTok videos publicly on our website and social media channels to allow everyone to take part in voting for their favourite social solution. Each student who creates a short TikTok video telling us why you care will receive (1) Voucher for attending the Virtual International Conference by RSF, and (2) Voucher of AUD $15 towards an eco-cycling tour in Bali by UCB. 

Our Facilitators

  • Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih
  • Santi Rahmawati
  • Joanna Vogeley
  • Ani Wahyu Rachmawati

Take Action
Because You Can

You can change the world — if you just give yourself permission. The biggest barrier by far to having all the satisfaction in life of being an effective social entrepreneur is paying attention to all the many people who will tell you: “You can’t…” (Kickul & Lyons, 2016, p. xxiv) 

STEP 1

Entry Deadline for application: March  1st, 2021.

STEP 2

Announcement of Finalists – TOP 13 (online presentation): March 5th, 2021.

Virtual Idea Presentation from TOP 13 due: March 8th, 2021 at 10:00 am Jakarta time.

STEP 3

Announcement of Three Finalists & Awards Ceremony: March 12th, 2021.

Finalist 1: USD 500 & e-Certificate, 3-weeks intensive e-course on social entrepreneurship, a voucher to participate in the international conference. You will also receive a full day (free) eco-cycling tour in Bali by UCB (drop-off, pick up, lunch included and free tea and coffee samples).

Finalist 2 and 3:   e-Certificate, 3-weeks intensive e-course on social entrepreneurship, a voucher to participate in the international conference. You will also receive a full day (free) eco-cycling tour in Bali by UCB (drop-off, pick up, lunch included and free tea and coffee samples).

Get Your Voucher

All participants are invited to create a short TikTok video with their pitching idea to receive:
1. Voucher for attending the Virtual International Conference by Research Synergy Foundation (RSF).
2. Voucher AUD $15 towards a full day eco-cycling tour in Bali by Ubud Cycling Bike (UCB).
Your voucher will not expire, and you can use it post COVID-19. Just tag #ResearchSynergy #UCBEducation #Prokompas and #SECHALLENGE2021

 

Learn more about the Global Research Ecosystem by RSF here!

Learn more about your eco-cycling tour here! 

Take Action for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Collaborators

Research Synergy Foundation

Research Synergy Foundation (RSF) is a digital social enterprise platform that focuses on developing a sustainable research ecosystem enabling actors to contribute to scientific knowledge.  RSF also connects global research community and generates new knowledge across various academic fields. 

UCB Education

UCB Education is a program developed by Ubud Cycling Bike, a social enterprise in Bali. UCB Education designs courses on social entrepreneurship. We believe in blended value creation, that is social, environmental, cultural and economic. By joining our eco-cycling tours you are enabling social tourism as you directly help us create a positive social change in the Tampaksiring community. UCB Education invests in education, sanitation and female empowerment ♀️ through cycling 🚴 

Prokompas

Prokompas is an Australian/Indonesian social enterprise bringing education to life through courses on social entrepreneurship.  

We offer a semester experience in Bali. We believe that hands-on experience is key to recognising wicked problems such as deforestation, marine life or access to clean drinking water among others. Our study programs provide exciting three weeks placement with Udayana University in Bali.    This study program will provide an exciting, while safe opportunity for you to share your knowledge with people working and living in the field, find your purpose in the world and generate a social and environmental impact.

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