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Tech4Positive Futures – 2020 Challenge

Tech4Positive Futures

Technological intervention can offer innovative and scalable solutions to the social challenges that we face today. Cutting-edge technologies provide a unique opportunity to deliver positive social impact in an unprecedented way.

In January 2020, we launched a global initiative that invited our best and brightest minds to target some of society’s biggest challenges through innovative, technology-led, ecosystem-enabled solutions.

Hundreds of employees across fifteen countries took part in the global challenge and presented compelling solutions to a range of problems: food insecurity & hunger in schools, digital exclusion, maternal mortality rates, carbon footprint from emails- to name a few!

After months of preparation, including mentoring from senior business and technology leaders, 13 finalist teams presented their solutions to a panel of senior executives and the following three ideas emerged as winners.

In the coming months, we will work with the winning teams to provide the resources required to bring their game-changing ideas to life and deliver social impact at scale as part of our Tech4PositiveFutures ambition.

To know more about the Tech4Positive Futures Challenge finalists, read here.

Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu (second from left) launching the app with Capgemini India CEO Ashwin Yardi (extreme right)

Every year, around 44,000 children go missing in India. Capgemini collaborated with Bachpan Bachao Andolan, led by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, to create “ReUnite,” a mobile application that tracks missing and abandoned children.

The idea for the app took root during one of our internal hackathons.

Capgemini France collaborated with “Resonantes,” a national NGO, to develop App-Elles, a free safety app for girls and women who are victims of violence. It enables users to quickly alert and easily call friends, family, or emergency services.

According to the project’s creators, “Such collaboration would not have been possible if these companies were not concerned about the social impact of innovation. Behind the App-Elles® project is the idea of putting technology into the hands of those most in need.”

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We developed an intelligent data platform called Project FARM to help small-scale farmers to optimise the agricultural value chain. The platform decodes patterns in farmers’ activities and generates insights based on a combination of data gathered.