Making the world a better place
With our experience and practices from being a (software) company we aspire to empower social organisations. On the one hand we help them find software solutions that meet their challenges. On the other hand we can learn from each other's way of working and both grow stronger.
Time well spent
With our outreach projects we want to highlight our values and the way of working we are so proud of. At the same time, we like to experiment and put new insights into practice when we can’t immediately apply them to our regular projects.
We love reaching out to customers, other software crafters, knowledge institutions and other organisations. For instance, we host internships and our "Kunlaboratorium"- events to connect, while we also aim to widen our reach by contributing to open source projects.
In a powerful and complementary partnership we conceptualised, prototyped and built the growth-app Povigo (Esperanto for empowerment). Povigo empowers people in their search for a new job together with a jobcoach.
In March 2018 Kunlabora signed the Maakbaar Leuven Charter, thereby committing to support a more sustainable and durable economy in Leuven. We assisted in conceptualising the Repair App with a service blueprint, to make sure it was addressing actual challenges. In the summer of 2019 we proceeded with the actual software development in collaboration with KU Leuven over the course of a month. By scanning device barcodes, our mobile app allows repair enthusiasts to easily identify devices and find their way to documentation and information on past repairs.
After a series of successful events, Dwengo vzw and SheGoesICT have installed a powerful tradition of a yearly WeGoSTEM event, an initiative to inspire pupils from the 5th and 6th grade with their passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our very own Kris participates as a coach to help these kids build a drawing robot.
The King Baudouin Foundation and its Child Poverty Fund (Kinderarmoedefonds) organized a two-day hackathon against child poverty. The goal was to bring people from different backgrounds together in this innovation boot camp, let them team up and create solutions for families and children in poverty and their surrounding professional network. Our colleagues Heidi, Koenraad, Bruno and Kris pitched Liberigi: a tool to unlock the potential of leisure activities for vulnerable families. They conceptualised a mobile application where a volunteer and family can find personalised, affordable and accessible offers of leisure activities. Using the app they would plan activities and share their experiences in their neighbourhood community. Additionally, they could keep a picture diary as a souvenir of their leisure journey.
Spring 2018 Kunlabora and Buurtwerk ’t Lampeke, a local community organisation working with vulnerable people, started iterating on ideas to build a software solution which makes their daily field work easier. In the summer of 2018 we started working on the Mezuri project: we built a lightweight software tool to understand and measure the impact of coaching tracks without cumbersome administration. Mezuri enables coaches to focus on what matters most: people! Since the first release of Mezuri we have been gradually expanding and improving it. Together with the city of Leuven we won the smart city prize and currently 10 social organisations are using the tool.
We want to connect just as much with companies as with social organizations, knowledge institutions, individuals and the city of Leuven, our home-town