TCS goIT April Monthly Challenge: Is There a Digital Solution to Help Keep Electronic Waste Out of Landfills?
Calling all teachers, students, and families! Here’s a challenge that combines technology AND social impact! Every month, goIT – part of TCS’ Corporate Social responsibility team – develops a new opportunity each month for students to ideate digital innovations based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students from across North America think of creative, tech-based solutions to solve different problems related to a specified SDG. The students are guided by influential organizations who are on the ground doing and supporting the given cause for the month.
April's Monthly Challenge will focus on SDG #13, “Climate and Its Impacts”, inviting kids to create a digital innovation that encourages students K-12 to create a digital innovation that diverts electronics from reaching local landfills. We partnered with Edinburgh Remakery in Scotland, an organization committed to diverting electronic waste from landfills by promoting a culture of reusing and recycling.
Here’s how you enter:
- Identify a need related to SDG #13
- Think of a tech-based solution that could fill this need.
- Design a prototype, either on paper or online
- Create a 3-minute pitch video presenting your innovation
- Submit your video through this website by the posted deadline
At the end of the monthly challenge, a panel of judges from TCS will review each pitch and showcase some of the most exciting, inventive, and hopeful new ideas on this website. We can’t wait to see these innovative solutions! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 556,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com