BOSTON, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has launched three new challenges on an open innovation platform. Aimed at developing and implementing solutions to major global issues, the current Solve challenges seek innovative solutions that address:
- Refugee Education: How can we improve learning outcomes for refugee and displaced young people under 24? Click here to view the challenge.
- Carbon Contributions: How can individuals and corporations manage and reduce their carbon contributions? Click here to view the challenge.
- Chronic Diseases: How can we help people prevent, detect and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings? Click here to view the challenge.
Challenges are active and open for applications until January 20, 2017. Anyone with innovative ideas and a passion for finding affordable, far-reaching, and implementable solutions is encouraged to apply.
Finalists with the most promising solutions to Solve's Refugee Education, Carbon, and Chronic Diseases challenges will be invited to pitch at Solve at the United Nations on March 7, 2017 in New York City. At the event, finalists will present their ideas to a panel of expert judges who will select those with the most innovative and plausible solutions to become Solvers. Selected Solvers will be invited to join the Solve community, comprised of leaders from the private, public, nonprofit, and academic sectors. Solvers will present their solutions to this community at the Solve at MIT flagship event, taking place on and around the MIT Campus from May 8-10, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Solvers will additionally have the opportunity to workshop, develop, and announce partnerships with Solve members.
Initiated by MIT President L. Rafael Reif, Solve builds upon the MIT's legacy of daring innovation and creative problem solving by connecting new ideas for action with people who have the power to spark and accelerate meaningful change. Solve is a community that brings together technologists and researchers, social entrepreneurs and business leaders, policymakers, change agents, and activists from across the globe to unearth and implement solutions to specific actionable challenges.
Solve's 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, non-profit, 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.
Those interested in submitting solutions to Solve's Refugee Education, Carbon, and Chronic Diseases challenges should visit solvecolab.mit.edu.
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SOURCE MIT Technology Review