Implementing Solutions

Community-Driven Innovation

How can citizens and communities create and improve social inclusion and shared prosperity?

Submissions are Closed


Hina Baloch

Global Social Impact, STEM Education, Research and Data Analytics, General Motors || Judge for The GM Prize on Learning for Girls and Women

Amir Banifatemi

Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, XPRIZE || Judge for The AI for Humanity Prize

Andy Bryant

Executive Director, Segal Family Foundation

Rocío Fonseca

Chief Innovation Officer, CORFO | Chilean Economic Development Agency

Monica Geingos

First Lady, Republic of Namibia

C.D. Glin

President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation

Danielle Goonan

Director, Economic Policy Investments, USJEO, The Rockefeller Foundation

Arvind Gupta

CEO, MyGov India


Matt Haggman

Former Miami Director, Knight Foundation

Sanjeev Katariya

VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

United States

Roya Mahboob

CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

Ceasar L. McDowell

Professor of the Practice, Civic Design; Associate Department Head, , Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT Associate Director, Center for Constructive Communication, MIT

Carrie Morgridge

Vice President and Chief Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation

United States

Kennedy Odede

Founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

Carlo Papa

Managing Director, Enel Foundation

Philip Reuchlin

Director of Programs & Strategy, Andan Foundation || Judge for The Andan Prize for Innovation in Refugee Inclusion

Laura Santucci

Managing Director, Blue Haven Initiative

Regina Schwartz

Director of Movement Capacity Building, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

David Moinina Sengeh

Chief Innovation Officer, Government of Sierra Leone

June Sugiyama

Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation || Judge for the Innovation for Women Prize

Lily Tsai

Faculty Director, MIT Governance Lab (GOV/LAB)

Anna Tunkel

SVP, Head of Strategic Initiatives & Global Partnerships, APCO Worldwide

Dr. George Westerman

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, Principal Research Scientist, Workforce Learning, MIT Jameel World Education Lab

United States

Sarah Williams

Director, Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism and Civic Data Design Lab @ MIT; Co-founder Envelope

Ken Zolot

Senior Lecturer, MIT

Judging Criteria


The solution uses technology to address one of Solve's Global Challenges. 

Potential for Impact: 

The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact lives. 


Solution implementation is feasible, and the team has a plan for financial sustainability.

Innovative Approach: 

The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the Challenge.


The solution can be scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Partnership Potential: 

The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the broad range of resources that the Solve community is positioned to provide. 

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