Apply to our Global Challenges and Access $1.5M in Funding

Access over $1.5 million in funding is available for MIT Solve's 2019 Challenges.

About the challenge

  • Anyone, anywhere around the world can submit a solution to Solve's Challenges. You can be an individual, a team, or an organization. You can be an applicant from previous years or already part of our community. If you have a relevant solution, we hope you'll apply. For full participation details, please see our Terms of Service.

Areas of focus

  • Circular Economy
  • Community-Driven Innovation
  • Early Childhood Development and
  • Healthy Cities. 

Solutions focus

Solve seeks innovative, human-centered, tech-based solutions to our Global Challenges. Solution applications must be written in English. We will consider solutions at all stages of development:

  • Idea: We welcome you to submit your solution idea, but please note that concept-stage solutions are unlikely to be selected. You have until the submission deadline to prototype and experiment with your idea!
  • Prototype: A venture building and testing its product, service, or business model. Typically described as "pre-seed" if for profit.
  • Pilot: An enterprise deploying a tested product, service, or business model in at least one community. Hybrids and for-profits would typically be in a "seed" round and generating revenue (whether or not they are cash flow positive).
  • Growth: An enterprise with an established product, service, or business model rolled out, which is poised for further growth in multiple communities or countries. Organizations at this stage should have a clear path to sustainability. For-profits at this stage would be "seed" or "Series A."
  • Scale: A sustainable enterprise working in several communities or countries that is looking to scale significantly, focusing on increased efficiency. For-profits in this stage would be "Series A" or "Series B."
  • Partnership Potential: The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the broad range of resources that the Solve community is positioned to provide.

Through open innovation, Solve is looking for a diverse portfolio of solutions across geography, development stage, and team members’ gender and background. We encourage people of all backgrounds to submit applications.

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Deadline

1 July 2019 

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