MIT’s Solve initiative is accepting tech solutions that address four global challenges:
• Women and Technology: How can women and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy?
• Youth, Skills, and the Workforce of the Future: How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?
• Brain Health: How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?
• Sustainable Urban Communities: How can urban communities increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources?
If you have a solution, submit it by August 1, 2017. Selected finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas in New York City in September 2017. There, a panel of expert judges will invite the most promising solutions to become Solvers - innovators who enjoy access to and support from the Solve community, comprised of leaders and changemakers who have the resources and expertise to get each solution piloted or scaled.
The 2017 challenges include additional opportunities for select solutions, such as grants from the Atlassian Foundation, and an Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize curated by YoYo Ma.