The Final Event

November 20th, 2020 - 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm

After eight weeks, the Hack4Good programme comes to an end. Our six student teams will present the solutions they have developed together with two partner NGOs, IDMC and IMPACT Initiatives, to improve these organisations’ decision-making and ability to achieve social impact in the humanitarian sector.


Are you curious to learn more about the NGOs’ challenges and the students’ solutions?


Join us on for the final event and get ready to discover how data science skills can help tackle societal problems like deep poverty and human displacement.



5.00 pm – 5.30 pm: Doors open

5.30 pm – 5.45 pm: Welcome and introduction by the H4G team

5.45 pm – 6.00 pm: Introduction of the NGOs’ challenges

6.00 pm – 7.25 pm: Teams’ pitches & Q&A

7.25 pm – 7.35 pm: Closing remarks

7.35 pm – 9.30 pm: Networking apéro


Venue: ETH Student Project House, John-von-Neumann-Weg 9 CH8093 Zurich (F Floor).


Register by the latest Sunday, November 17th, 2020, by using the link at the bottom of the page.



About Hack4Good

NGOs frequently lack the time and resources to implement analytics projects. However, such projects can often greatly contribute to the ultimate goal of the organization and thereby produce a positive impact on society. They either help beneficiaries directly or augment the reach of NGOs.

Hack4Good, a 8-week long pro-bono programme, matches Data Science talents from ETH Zurich with organisations (NGOs) that promote social causes. In close collaboration with two NGOs, small teams of 3-4 students develop and implement data-driven solutions to increase these organisations’ impact.

Our partner NGOs

Our students received the challenges from the following international NGOs working in the humanitarian sector:

  • The International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world's authoritative souce of data and analysis on internal displacement. IDMC's work informs policy and operational decisions that improve the lives of the millions of people living in internal displacement, or at risk of becoming displaced in the future.
  • IMPACT Initiatives is a leading Geneva-based think-and-do tank which aims to improve the impact of humanitarian, stabilisation and development action through data, partnerships and capacity building programmes. The work of IMPACT is done through its three initiatives: REACH, AGORA and PANDA.


During the programme, the students benefitted greatly from the support of the NGOs' representatives:

Our mentors

We helped our students foster their project management skills and apply their data science skills by matching each team with an experienced mentor.


Discover them all!


Other experts

Our programme involved also other experts like Francesca Vitalini, Certified Scrum Master and Data Analytics practitioner, who led the Agile workshop.

Our in-house Social Innovation expert, Dr Barbara La Cara, led the Impact workshop to help our student teams link their projects to the theory of change of the NGOs.

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The Hack4Good Organising Team

Our team brings together the passion for data science and consulting of two students clubs (the Analytics Club at ETH and the Graduate Consulting Club) and the experience of supporting social innovation projects in the inspirational working environment of the ETH Student Project House.

Altogether, we are a dynamic team of 10 who loves enabling students to apply their technical skills and gain professional work experience while supporting a social cause.


ETH Student Project House

Within the creative space of the ETH Student Project House; the Social Innovation Lab focuses offers students an opportunity to learn and experience how new products, processes or partnerships can tackle unsolved problems in society. 

Analytics Club at ETH

The Analytics Club at ETH aims at fostering the exchange of analytics-related knowledge among students and organizes talks with leading experts from academia and industry.

Graduate Consulting CLub

The Graduate Consulting Club is a student-led organization of ETH Zurich and the University of Basel that aims to enable students to successfully transition from graduate schools to a professional career, with a special emphasis on management consulting.


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Registrations are now closed.

If you still wish to join the event, you can still register on-site at the Welcome Desk on November 20th from 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm.


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We invite you to see the final pitches on May 21th 6pm @ SPH

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