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 Community-Driven Innovation

Amir Banifatemi

AI Lead and General Manager, Innovation & Growth, XPRIZE || Judge for the AI Innovations 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 of Civic Design, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Carrie Morgridge

Vice President and Chief Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation | Judge for the Morgridge Family Foundation Community-Driven Innovation Prize

Kennedy Odede

Founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

Carlo Papa

Managing Director, Enel Foundation

Philip Reuchlin

Executive Director, Andan Foundation || Judge for Innovation in Refugee Inclusion Prize

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 Innovation for Women Prize

Lily Tsai

Faculty Director, MIT Governance Lab (GOV/LAB)

Anna Tunkel

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Strategic Initiatives & 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 E. Williams

Director, MIT Civic Data Design Lab

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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