What Solve does
Solve convenes technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, policy makers, and change agents to examine and address the problems where technology, business innovation, and smart policy can be leveraged to bring about real and lasting change. Read more about the program
Solve embraces a diverse community of thought leaders and activists, empowers them to work together, and holds them accountable for their commitments and actions. The Solve community does not just talk about grand challenges; it works to conquer them.
What is Solve?
This MIT-based program asks extraordinary people to work together to find solutions to the extraordinarily hard problems facing our global community.
“We will do more than talk about the greatest problems facing our world. We will set the course to solve them.”
—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. The world’s most gifted researchers, business leaders, philanthropists, and change agents are working to devise practical, actionable solutions.
Together, we’re taking on these challenges:
Making affordable education accessible to all who want to learn. How can we provide the high-quality education that elite universities now offer to a billion more people, free? Read more about Learn
Leveraging innovation to improve health outcomes and bring greater productivity to the healthcare system. Can we cut the mortality and morbidity of diseases such as cancer by 50% in 10 years? Read more about Cure
Powering a planet and its people through a mix of cleaner energy and sustainable production. Will we have enough clean water and nutritious food for the estimated 9.6 billion people on earth in 2050? Read more about Fuel
Providing meaningful work, economic opportunity, and modern infrastructure in a rapidly changing global economy. How can we provide Internet access that reaches everyone on the planet? Read more about Make
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 for Solve’s newsletter and other communications, and you can join groups or projects that stem from Solve’s inaugural conference in October, 2015.