Solving the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation and partnership.
Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. Each year, Solve issues four Global Challenges to find the most promising Solver teams who will drive transformational change. Solve then builds and convenes a community of leaders and changemakers to form partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact.Meet the solve team
While big challenges exist in the world, they are solvable.
No one organization, sector or industry can solve these challenges alone.
- OPEN INNOVATION
Talent and ingenuity are everywhere, and we must tap into them.
Solutions must start, end, and involve the people they’re designed for.
Solutions will include a technological component, but must also address political, economic, and cultural barriers and ensure that technology is adopted by most underserved communities.
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
Founder, Senior Managing Partner & CEO, Flagship Pioneering
Chairman, CEO & Founder, iRobot
Founder & Chairman, be.Source, a private foundation under Belgian law
CEO, Vanu, Inc.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, VEON
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Moelis & Company
Chairman & CEO, VIA
Founder and President, Emerson Collective
Leader in Residence, Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School, Harvard University
CEO and Deputy Chairman, Olayan Financing Company (OFC)
CEO, Founder, Owner & VP Finance, Administration, Recruitment, InterSystems Corporation
Founder & CEO, Wildfire
Chairman & CEO, RedSeal, Inc.
Executive Director, The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
CEO shift7, 3rd U.S. CTO, Entrepreneur, Engineer, shift7
Chairman, Tata Trusts