Do you have an innovative idea for how to solve one of the world’s greatest challenges? Are you an inventor, technologist, entrepreneur, practitioner, or expert working on climate change, refugee education, or chronic diseases? Are you passionate about ensuring that solutions to these challenges are affordable, implementable, and can reach the world’s most at-risk populations, no matter who they are or where they live? If so, Solve needs your ideas!
Solve is an initiative of MIT aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges—from education and health to energy and inequality. Its mission is to solve world challenges by unearthing the best solutions to specific actionable challenges through open innovation, building and convening a community of private, public, nonprofit, and academic leaders to bring resources to bear, and supporting these solutions to become a reality by brokering partnerships between the Solve community members that drive real and lasting impact. By crowdsourcing solutions, Solve seeks to leverage the collective thinking and experience of people living in different communities around the world to surface fresh ideas that can be piloted and resourced in response to a series of specific prompts.
Solve would like your help sourcing solutions for the following 2016 challenges:
Carbon Contributions: How can individuals and corporations manage and reduce their carbon contributions?
Refugee Education: How can we improve learning outcomes for refugee and displaced young people under 24?
Chronic Diseases: How can we help people prevent, detect, and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings?
If solutions are selected, finalists will be invited to pitch their solution at Solve at United Nations on March 7, 2017, which will bring together innovators with the most promising solutions to Solve’s Refugee Education, Carbon, and Chronic Diseases challenges to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Solvers selected during Solve at United Nations will move on to join the Solve community and present their solutions to leaders from the private, public, nonprofit, and academic sectors at Solve at MIT in May 2017!
View the challenges and submit your solutions. The deadline for applications is January 20, 2017.
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