Solve is an initiative of the with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. Join Solve on this journey at solve.mit.edu.
Though complex challenges exist in the world, we believe they are solvable.
No one organization, sector, or industry can solve these challenges alone. Progress must be made through partnership.
- OPEN INNOVATION
Talent and ingenuity exist everywhere; we must find and support those with big ideas.
- HUMAN-CENTERED SOLUTIONS
Solutions must begin with, end with, and involve the people for whom they’re designed.
- INCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY
Technology should address economic, cultural, and social barriers to create opportunities for all.
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
Solve was born out of the Office of the President of MIT in 2015, a natural offshoot of MIT’s mission to advance knowledge in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
In the last three years, thanks to its partners, Solve has brokered commitments of over $25 million in funding and resource commitments for Solver teams and social entrepreneurs.
Founder, Senior Managing Partner & CEO, Flagship Pioneering
Chairman, CEO & Founder, iRobot
Founder & Chairman, be.Source, a private foundation under Belgian law
CEO and Chairman, VEON
Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
Managing Director, The Boston Globe
Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation; Executive Director, WEEMA International
CEO and Deputy Chairman, Olayan Financing Company (OFC)
Founder and President, Emerson Collective
CEO, Founder, Owner & VP Finance, Administration, Recruitment, InterSystems Corporation
Executive Chairman, RedSeal, Inc.
Technical Advisor and Board Member, Alphabet Inc.
CEO & Founder shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, shift7