Edition 2018

  • 2018-10-11

  • Silversquare Triomphe

Discover the 7 final projects of the Edition 2018


The first edition of the Impact Trophy was an unforgettable and impactful experience for the companies and the NonProfit Organisations!

For its first edition, the Impact Trophy gathered 6 leading companies in the Belgium landscape! AXA Belgium, BMS, bpost Bank, CISCO, Davidson Consulting and IPG Mediabrands sent 1 or 2 teams of 10 innovation champions to experiment during 3 days a cross-corporate hackathon dedicated to solve one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Amongst a list of more than 45 local NonProfit Organisations (NPO), each company has selected one social organisation to support. During 3 days, 10 of their employees used their creativity and energy to solve a specific challenge of their selected NPO and help them to realize their dream !


All selected social innovators are working hard to make this world a better place for all. To get a better view of the challenges they are trying to solve, we organized their activity according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) developed by the United Nations. The SDG’s that will be tackled during the Impact Trophy are the following ones :

What is the Impact Trophy ?

3 days of intensive team work and learning

Explore & Ideate

Teams work together with the help of their mentor to get a deep understanding of the problem they need to solve and identify the targeted users. They start to ideate around first solutions to address the problem.

Build & Validate

Teams test and validate their assumptions with real customers and start to develop their prototype. Experts-on-demand are available to solve specific challenges or questions they might have during the day.

Pitch & Celebrate

Teams prepare their final pitch to present their solutions. A panel of judges working in the area evaluates the projects, based on their viability, feasibility, desirability and potential impact.


09:00 Doors open & registration: Enter via the main entrance & get your Welcome Pack!
09:30 Welcome & Speakers: Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders. Explanation of the evaluation criterias, the rules of the game and the final objective. Intervention of an inspiring speaker.
10:15 Energyzer & spotting: Quick visit of the location and team energyzer
10:45 DISCOVER: Discover your team mates, how they work and who they are. Align on objectives, way of working and rules
12:30 Lunch
13:30 DISCOVER: Reframe your problem, identify causes and sub-problems
15:30 DISCOVER: Identify your user, understand his pains and gains
17:30 Check-out: Round table to collect feedback and define priorities for the next days
18:00 closing: end of the day
09:00 Breakfast: Doors open, breakfast & coffee
09:30 DESIGN: Ideate and unlock your creativity to generate as many ideas as possible
12:30 Lunch
13:30 DESIGN: Validate your assumptions (with experts and users). Prioritize your ideas and select the best one
15:30 DEFINE: Refine your idea. Structure your solution and dig into it (BMC)
17:30 Check-out: Round table to collect feedback and define priorities for the next day
18:00 closing: end of the day
09:00 Breakfast: Doors open, breakfast & coffee
09:30 DEVELOP: Build your prototype
12:30 Lunch
13:30 DEVELOP: PITCH: prepare your selling pitch
15:00 Technical Rehearsal: Each team can rehearse his presentation in front of a small jury and get feedbacks to improve
16:00 Stop Working: Hand in your final presentation and enjoy a well deserved appetizer
16:30 TIME TO PITCH: You have 10 minutes to show your work and convince the jury members!
18:00 Speaker + deliberation: Listen to an inspirational speech and relax while judges are deliberating
19:00 Judging & Awards: Distribution of rewards and podium + picture time
19:30 Reception: Walking Dinner & Networking
21:00 CLOSING: Go home, exhausted but inspired!


Social innovators


  • Silversquare/ Befimmo

    Silversquare/ Befimmo


  • Tavu



  • Hu-Bu


    Human Business stimulates corporate volunteering (circular solidarity) and transfer of office furniture (circular economy) to link NPOs and the business world.

Relive the Edition 2018

Find all the photos of the Edition 2018 on the Impact Valley website

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During the 3 days, our experts will help you create ideas, solve specific challenges and develop your solution.


The winner of the competition will have the chance to offer the value of 1 coaching session (1.250 €) to their selected NGO. On top of that, each association will receive a donation from Impact Valley of 100 € per registered team.

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