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MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge

IDEAS is MIT's 20-year old social innovation and entrepreneurship program for students. Check out this year's finalists and vote for your favorite project!

Voting is now open Vote for Finalists

Vote for Finalists

We’re so excited to announce that our Challenge Leadership Groups have selected 88 finalists from 29 countries. You can vote for your favorites and read more about them below.

The finalist from each Challenge with the most votes will receive a $2,000 Community Award which will be announced during Solve Challenge Finals. To do so:

  • Log in or create an account at solve.mit.edu/login.

  • Select a finalist below.

  • Press the “❤️️ Vote Now!” button at the top of the finalist's page. You’ll see the live votes displayed next to the ❤️️ icon.

  • Share this with your network to vote as well! Voting closes September 17 at 1:30PM ET.


The Knowledge Institute (TKI)

By Thandolwethu Dlamini

FC FC
1096

Sustainable Sea

By Charlene Xia

26

Ethiopian Diaspora Coalition

By Nebyu Haile

MN MN
10

Almond Finance

By Adam Swartzbaugh

6

ZAHARA for Education

By Ilham Ali

AA AA
SO SO
AO AO
AS AS
IT IT
64

Somoto

By Somala Diby

58

Roofscapes

By Olivier Faber

128

RECICLA2

By Gustavo Paredes Avendano

GP GP
25

Project Aakaar

By Indrayud Mandal

383

Kivuli

By Ben Hoyle

5

Innovate for Africa

By Quadri Oguntade

QO QO
FS FS
MW MW
KZ KZ
196

GRACELY

By Ji Ye Ha

JH JH
25

Critical Healthcare Information Integration Network, Inc.

By Feyisayo Eweje

EB EB
95

Compass

By Bhav Jain

JB JB
AO AO
793

Brave Behind Bars

By Marisa Gaetz

199

Afya Pamoja

By Olivia Wold

6

Broken Crayons

By Carl Dey

43

& Pepper

By Jake Drutchas

97

Abrazar

By María Mercedes Sidders

554
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