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Winners announced

BeChangeMaker 2022

After three months of intensive learning, mentoring, coaching, and collaboration, the best teams of BeChangeMaker 2022 presented their ideas to show how they are tackling social challenges.

The top five teams plus the wild card were chosen from hundreds of applications from all over the world.


Happy Pads


The winner of BeChangeMaker 2022 is a company who develops sustainable sanitary products for women and girls

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Chinese Taipei

This team are working on sustainable manufacturing and consumption in the furniture industry



Hong Kong

The team promotes sustainable lifestyle through gamification


Thate Pan Institute


This team are working on improving Access to STEAM education


The Specials

Chinese Taipei

This team do skills training and employment for disadvantaged communities


Circular Innovation Hub


This team are working on creating a circular supply chain for sustainable environment


To get in touch with the teams or if you have any questions about BeChangeMaker, please email Grace Lung (Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes) at


Live pitch finale

29 September 2022

The live pitch final took place on 29 September 2022. Check out the recording to see the teams in action.


Key dates

Application open

15 March 2022

Teams selected

6 June 2022

Programme kick-off

15 June 2022

Final Pitch

29 September 2022



BeChangeMaker 2022

Portrait of Tommy Hellström

Tommy Hellström

Honorary Member at WorldSkills International

Portrait of Hanny Lavine

Hanny Lavine

Senior Manager, Chief of Staff Office, Strategy & Incubation at HP

Portrait of Christine Hofmann

Christine Hofmann

Team Lead Skills for Social Inclusion at International Labour Organization


Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2022

Grace Lung

Grace is the Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes at WorldSkills, which is the global hub for skills excellence and development. She works closely with the HP Foundation on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker to offer opportunities to youth for career building and transforming the way we think about social change and the use of skills.

Michal Jirasek

Michal is the CEO of Founderscope and the creator of the Gamified Startup Toolkit. He supports startups, social enterprises, and companies to innovate and optimize their businesses to create positive impact in the world. Michal was the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.

Kim Tolbert

Kim is the Social Impact & Sustainability Network Manager for the HP Foundation. In this role, she works with the HP Foundation team to engage HP employees in its giving and volunteering programs, including HP LIFE. As Program Manager, Kim will partner with Worldskills to inspire HP employees to share their expertise as volunteer mentors for this year’s BeChangeMaker teams.

Ina Progonati

Ina is the HP LIFE Partnership Consultant for the HP Foundation, leading the HP LIFE programme that offers 30 free online courses in 7 languages to build key business competencies. Previous to HP LIFE Ina was a founding member of Global Citizen. With the great support from the HP Foundation, Ina works closely with WorldSkills on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker.


Brought to you by

BeChangeMaker 2022

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The HP Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that, with the help of HP employees, funds philanthropic programs for underserved communities where we live, work, and do business by supporting technology-related learning, charitable giving, volunteering, and disaster relief programs.

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WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. More than 80 Member organizations which reach two-thirds of the world’s population and create measurable impact at every level. They build the confidence of millions of young people, empowering communities and fueling economies. WorldSkills is a movement of change.

Impact Partner

BeChangeMaker 2022

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International Labour Organization Skills Innovation Facility logo