The Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge 2022

28 September in Insights by joanna  

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) 

This challenge is an opportunity for
entrepreneurs and universities to engage undergraduate students to show how they can create a positive ripple effect; a positive social, environmental, cultural and economic impact through social entrepreneurship. 

The 2022 social entrepreneurship virtual innovation challenge is developed by the Research Synergy Foundation (RSF), Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA), UCB Education Program, Udayana University and Prokompas and Macquarie University PACE students in Australia. Together we invite entrepreneurs and students from various academic institutions to present their own ideas, concepts and solutions to social, cultural, environmental, and economic challenges in their communities.

#SECHALLENGE2022 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: Entries must be submitted by Monday the 9th of May. The top ten will be announced on Tuesday the 17th of November and the virtual pitching competition is on Saturday the 21st of May at 10:00 am Jakarta time. 

To qualify for the social entrepreneurship innovation challenge you will need to (1) create a 3 minutes video (YouTube or a short TikTok) with your idea which addresses one of the below three focus areas, (2) create an academic poster and slide publication with your idea.

All TikTok video participants will receive a AUD $15 voucher towards a full day eco-cycling tour in Bali (regardless of step 1 and 2), however, you need to tag: #ResearchSynergy #UCBEducation #Prokompas and #SECHALLENGE2022 . Your voucher will not expire!

Focus areas can include…

Support cities through circular economy principles – introduce novel practices and business models that incorporate closed-loop thinking to reduce ecological impact and improve profitability.

Empower women, engage youth or aging populations to create change in your community

Catalyze innovation to cultivate history and arts through new digital initiatives

The social entrepreneurship innovation challenge is about your community! Impact is at the heart of your market-solution.

About Us

About ASEANSE – Research Synergy Foundation
A global social enterprise, established in Indonesia with a focus on access to quality knowledge among scholars. Research Synergy Foundation fosters global scientific interactions to encourage innovation.


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.

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