The Social entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge 2022!

About the Competition:

The Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge is developed by the Research Synergy Foundation, Prokompas, and Macquarie University PACE students in Australia.

Together we invite students and professionals (public) to present their ideas to the social problems related to UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a “blueprint” to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 

Check Your Eligibility:


The competition is OPEN to students & professionals (public) from around the world.

All entries must fulfil the following criteria:

1. Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

2. Must have a Social or Environmental Mission at the core of the project pitch.

3. Publish a Project pitch Video.

4. Add a Project poster

Important Dates & Timeline of #SECHALLENGE2022


17 June

Entry Deadline.


1 July

TOP 10 Announced.


8 July

TOP 10 Virtual Presentation.


14 July

TOP 3 WINNERS Announced.


15 July

TOP 3 WINNERS Investors Presentation.



Finalist Announced.

Why Take Part?


Tell us ‘Why You Care’ via short TikTok video, using hashtags #ResearchSynergy #UCBEducation #Prokompas and #SECHALLENGE2022.

All Participants will receive:

-> A voucher for attending the Virtual International Conference by Research Synergy Foundation.

-> A voucher of AUD $15 towards an eco-cycling tour in Bali by Ubud Cycling Bike.

-> Explore new possibilities, develop new skills, and give social entrepreneurship a try!

-> An invitation to join Prokompas online info session.


Selected finalists will have the opportunity to learn more about social entrepreneurship, and be equipped with investment readiness support. Winners will receive a tailored post-course 2-day bootcamp e-course on social entrepreneurship to help them scale their solutions.

-> An invitation to join Prokompas online info session.


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. This may increase your project visibility and attract investors.


-> 250 USD for a Grand Winner in both categories (Student & Professional) by Research Synergy Foundation.

-> e-Certificate.

-> 2-day bootcamp e-course on social entrepreneurship and access to impact investors.

-> A voucher to participate in the international conference by Research Synergy Foundation.

-> A full day all-inclusive eco-cycling tour in Bali provided by UCB.

Submission Rules

Define Your Social Problem

A social entrepreneur establishes an enterprise to solve social problems or affect social change. Social entrepreneurs are needed now more than ever to come up with innovative ideas on how to change the world for the better.

Some of the most prevalent social issues that were addressed by our previous winners are low standards of education, environmental degradation, waste disposal inefficiency and information availability in the production processes. But there are so many other problems waiting to be solved. 

Pick an issue that needs to be resolved immediately and provide efficient and innovative solutions.

Note that there are two separate streams of The Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge – one for students and one for professionals.


You can submit your idea proposed or program that already run in the context of social entrepreneurship.

  • Entry Deadline for application is on 17 June 2022 11.59pm UTC+7

  • Top 10 selected finalists will be announced on 1 July

  • Online Idea Presentation from Top10 – Saturday, 8 July

  • Announcement of Winners – BEST 3 – Monday, 14 July

  • Winner 1, 2 and or 3 present one more time to an investor – Friday, 15 July

  • Finalist announced – *TBC


Step 1 Choose what stream you’re competing in: Students or Professionals

Step 2 Register via the submission form button below. 

Project requirements: 

The project must give the information to the main questions: 

Who are you/your team? What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Why did you choose this problem? What is your solution idea? How are you planning to implement the idea? What is the timeframe of your project? Is it an ongoing project or an idea? Who will benefit from your project? How this will solve one (or multiple) Sustainable Development Goals? What do you need to implement the idea? 

Step 3 Submit a link to your project presentation video

Video requirements: It must be up to 3 minutes long.

Use hashtags #ResearchSynergy #UCBEducation #Prokompas and #SECHALLENGE2022 when posting to Youtube/TikTok.

Step 4 Submit your project poster.

Poster requirements: PDF, A4 size, landscape or portrait.

 Step 5 Add a short description of the idea/concept/program (250 words or less)

Winner Categories

The competition is divided into two streams: Students or Professionals (Public).

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


The Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge is open to Students & Professionals across the globe. There are no age or location limitations and everyone is welcome to submit their ideas.

Judging Criteria

Creativity (25%), Social Impact: refer to one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in your concept (60%), Storytelling (15%)

The top 3 projects will be evaluated by an established impact investor.

We are looking for impactful, innovative, feasible & scalable ideas & projects.

The Collaborators

Research Synergy Foundation (RSF) is a digital social enterprise platform that focuses on developing Global Research Ecosystem towards outstanding global scholars. We build collaborative networks among researchers, lecturers, scholars, and practitioners globally for the realization of knowledge acceleration and to contribute more to society and humanity. Empowerment and Encouragement are the two keywords that drive our social programs for leveraging the impact.

RSF also connects the global research community and generates new knowledge across various academic fields.

Prokompas is an international social enterprise bringing engaging courses on social entrepreneurship.

We offer immersive study experiences in Bali. We believe that hands-on experience is key to recognising and fixing wicked problems such as deforestation, threat to marine life or limited access to clean drinking water among others.

Our study programs provide exciting 4-week placement with Udayana University in Bali. This study program provides an exciting opportunity to learn and generate social and environmental impact.

Ubud Cycling Bike provides cultural, family, eco, adventure and corporate tours in Bali. UCB is not just a bicycle business; they are a social enterprise that aims to create a social and environmental impact in the Tampaksiring region in Bali.

UCB Education invests in education, sanitation and female empowerment through cycling.

The Facilitators

Dr. Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih

Dr. Joanna Vogeley

Santi Rahmawati

Ani Wahyu Rachmawati

Vasilije Hajdukovic

Ingrid Lowe


Submit your idea to solve a social or environmental problem!

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