CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 8-10, Solve (solve.mit.edu) will bring more than 300 distinguished social and environmental impact leaders to the MIT campus, for its flagship event, Solve at MIT, to crowdsolve the world's most pressing challenges.
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Participants at this year's Solve at MIT include:
Ursula Burns, Chairman, Xerox Corporation
Ash Carter, 25th Secretary of Defense; MIT Innovation Fellow; Director, Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School
Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited
Ernest J. Moniz, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus and Special Advisor to the MIT President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Megan Smith, Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Solve's mission is to solve world challenges through open innovation and partnership by launching specific, actionable challenges on its online platform and inviting people around the world to submit solutions. Judges (MIT faculty, industry experts, and civil society leaders) identify finalists to become "Solvers." They receive support from Solve and its partners, and are invited to participate in the flagship event, Solve at MIT. In this way, Solve is a marketplace connecting the solutions with change makers who have the resources, expertise, and know-how to get solutions piloted, scaled, and implemented. This year's challenges are:
Challenges for the upcoming year will be formally announced live at Solve at MIT. They are:
Youth and the Workforce of the Future: How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?
Sustainable Urban Communities: How can urban communities increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources?
Brain Health: How can people around the world, including those in resource-limited areas, achieve optimal brain health?
Women and Technology: How can women and girls of all socio-economic backgrounds use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy?
About Solve: Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that identifies and supports lasting solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Solve is a community that brings together technologists, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, researchers, and other change agents to unearth and implement solutions to specific, actionable challenges issued around the pillars of Education, Sustainability, Health, and Economic Prosperity.