Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation.
Solve runs many open innovation Challenges each year, opening MIT’s renowned innovation ecosystem to social entrepreneurs and innovators around the world. Their Challenges offer funding and follow on resources to selected innovators.
Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact.
These global challenges are open for solutions from March to June each year. Finalists in MIT SOLVE’s Challenges will pitch their solutions to a panel of expert judges and an audience of 400+ leaders at Solve Challenge Finals in September during UN General Assembly Week in New York City. Those that are ultimately selected as a Solver will:
- Join a supportive community of social impact leaders, funders, and experts to help advance their innovative work through Solve’s nine-month program;
- Receive mentorship and strategic advice from Solve and MIT networks;
- Attend Solve at MIT, their annual flagship event in May; and
- Receive access to funding; come back to this page for more details on 2021 Global Challenges funding.
Currently, the following challenges are open:
Resilient Ecosystems Challenge: How can communities sustainably protect, manage, and restore their local ecosystems?
The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that help communities restore, sustain, and benefit from resilient ecosystems…[more]
Health Security & Pandemics Challenge: How can communities prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?
The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that protect all people—especially those most underserved and at risk because of their race, ethnicity, age, gender, or income—from the impacts of disease outbreaks…[more]
Equitable Classrooms Challenge: How can all young learners have access to quality, safe, and equitable learning environments?
The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that ensure all primary and secondary school learners have access to quality, safe, and equitable learning environments…[more]
Digital Inclusion Challenge: How can everyone have access to the digital economy?
The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that ensure everyone has access to the digital economy…[more]
Anyone, anywhere can submit a solution to any of this year’s Global Challenges and apply to access the more than $1.5 million in funding by June 16, 2021.