Last month at the United Nations, MIT’s new Solve initiative brought innovators to pitch their most promising solutions to challenges we issued on refugee education, carbon emissions, and chronic disease. Their solutions blew us away. An online, accredited university providing Bachelors and Associate degrees for refugees and displaced youth. Solar-powered flying pods creating a new mass transit system in cities and along rail corridors. An app turning pictures of meals into nutritional information to empower life-style changes for diabetes patients.
Next month at MIT, we’re bringing back our “Solvers,” the teams with the best solutions we heard at the UN. From May 8-10, they’ll meet with executive-level Solve community members from the private, public, and social impact spheres to workshop their solutions and forge partnerships that help their solutions scale. And we’ll announce new challenges for the coming year across our four pillars: education, sustainability, health, and economic prosperity.
Solve is a marketplace for human-centered technology. We issue these challenges for anybody from around the world to apply. We identify the best solutions through open innovation. And we build and convene a community of leaders and change-makers who have the resources, the expertise, the mentorship, and the know-how to get each solution piloted, scaled, and implemented.
Think you can help? Then we want you to join us next month at Solve at MIT from May 8-10.
Solve at MIT next month is an opportunity for our members to meet each other and to partner with our Solvers. And on the MIT campus and in the MIT Media Lab, our members will meet with our staff, our advisors, and our featured speakers including:
And Solve at MIT is only your first bite at the apple. Here’s what the next year looks like for our members:
Membership at Solve is by invitation only. And for a starting rate of $5,000, it lasts for 12 months. Come offer your expertise at our Solve-a-thons throughout the summer where innovators design and prototype potential solutions to our new challenges. Judge the next pitches for yourself at our pitch events this fall. And take part in our Solver bootcamps and meetings through next winter and spring as our next round of Solvers carry through their solutions.
Solve needs your help. We’re asking for your expertise, human capital, technology, and funding. We’re asking you to establish partnerships with other members and with our Solvers. We’re asking you to provide mentorship, share best practices, facilitate introductions, and promote our challenges.
We can’t wait to meet you – and we can’t wait for you to meet our Solvers – next month right here on the MIT campus.
To find out more about becoming a member of Solve, go to solve.mit.edu/membership or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.