Support & Partnerships

Teachers & Educators

How can teachers and educators provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all?

Submissions are Closed


HE Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

Erika Angle

CEO, Ixcela

Hina Baloch

Global Social Impact and STEM Education, General Motors || Judge for The GM Prize for Advanced Technologies

Cynthia Barnhart

Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Virginia Bergin Tenpenny

Vice President, Global Social Impact, Starbucks

Andrew Cunningham

Global Advisor, Education, Aga Khan Foundation

Rocío Fontana

Director of Innovation and Educational Technology, Ministry of Education of the Province of Buenos Aires

Susan Hopgood

President, Education International

Nina Huntemann

Director of Academics and Research, edX

Eric Klopfer

Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade, MIT

Maggie MacDonnell

Educator, Kativik School District

HE Dr. Azmi Mahafzah

Minister of Education, Jordan

Andrea Margit

Director of Development, Collective Learning, MIT Media Lab

Monica R. Martinez

Chief School Support Officer, XQ Institute

Cynthia McCaffrey

Director of the Office of Global Innovation, UNICEF

Carolyn Miles

President and CEO, Save the Children

Carminia Muñoz

Managing Director, Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Teach For America

Ndidi Okezie

Executive Director, Teach First

Mr Vikas Pota

Group Chief Executive, Tmrw Digital

United Kingdom

Ann Rosenberg

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Next-Gen and Next-Gen University, SAP

Philipp Schmidt

Director of Learning Innovation, MIT Media Lab

Ross Smith

Director, Skype for Good

Emiliana Vegas

Chief of Education Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Dr. George Westerman

Faculty Director, Workplace Learning, J-WEL and Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.


The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth using technology. 

Potential for Impact: 

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives. 


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


It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

Innovative Approach: 

This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge

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