Challenges in education
READ THE CHALLENGES AND PROPOSE A SOLUTION  LEARN
Challenges in health care
READ THE CHALLENGES AND PROPOSE A SOLUTION  CURE
Challenges in energy, food, water, and sustainability
READ THE CHALLENGES AND PROPOSE A SOLUTION  FUEL
Challenges in manufacturing, cities, infrastructure, and economic organization
READ THE CHALLENGES AND PROPOSE A SOLUTION  MAKE

Solve is an organism

for solving the world’s

most challenging problems.

The program invites participants from around the globe to be a part of the solution. Submit your proposal to one of the Solve challenges today.

What Solve Does

Solve convenes extraordinary people to examine and address challenges where technology, business innovation, and smart policy can be combined to bring about real and lasting solutions. Read more about the program 

Solve calls upon a diverse community of technologists and researchers, entrepreneurs and business leaders, policy makers and NGO managers, change agents and activists, and empowers them to work together.

What Is Solve?

Solve is a community whose mission is to discover, evaluate, and advance solutions to challenges. Solve aims to reduce the time between the invention and deployment of solutions. MIT’s contribution to Solve lies in its convening power, expertise, and objectivity.

 

 

“We will do more than talk about the greatest problems facing our world. We will set the course to solve them.”

—L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT

 

 

Four Critical Themes,
One Urgent Call to Action

Solve members are exploring four themes to identify specific challenges where new thinking and emerging technologies have the potential to make the world a better place for all. Gifted people are working to devise practical, actionable solutions.

What Kinds of Challenges Does Solve Address?

A challenge should be global in scale, and its solution should be a big deal; plausible technological solutions should be available either now or soon, even if we don’t know how to manufacture or distribute the technologies at scale; there should be a practical gap between the technology and its adoption, which may be political, economic, or social rather than simply technical; and there must be a clearly defined, achievable output that would advance the solution.

Together, we’re taking on challenges in these areas, or pillars:

Learn

Making affordable education accessible to all who want to learn. Read more about Learn 

Cure

Leveraging innovation to improve health outcomes and bring greater productivity to the health-care system. Read more about Cure 

Fuel

Powering a planet and its people through a mix of cleaner energy and sustainable production.  Read more about Fuel 

Make

Providing meaningful work, economic opportunity, and modern infrastructure in a rapidly changing global economy. Read more about Make 

Get Involved

A call to change the world: We seek people for whom solving the world’s problems is an enduring passion; people who wish to be accountable for creating change. If we’ve just described you, we hope you’ll get involved in our ongoing program. You can sign up below to stay in touch and receive Solve updates and other communications.

 

Register for HUBweek

Attend a Solve Event

At Solve events around the world, Solvers pitch technological solutions. Through the live meeting series and community gatherings, continuous progress is made towards a solution to the challenge until we solve it or conclude that it is necessary to abandon it.

Solve will be hosting several events at HUBweek, a celebration of innovation and creativity in the Boston area, a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration between the Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

See upcoming events  

Underwriters

We thank our generous underwriters for helping make this groundbreaking program possible.

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