Global Challenges

Open Call For Solutions

Solve’s Global Challenges seek exceptional innovators who are using technology to solve today’s most pressing problems. Submissions are open until April 18.

Those selected become a Solver team and join our nine-month support program, receive access to funding in grants and investments, join a powerful network of impact-minded leaders, receive coaching and strategic advice from experts, and gain exposure in the media, among many other benefits.

Since 2016, over 20,000 solutions headquartered in over 180 countries have been submitted in response to Solve’s Global Challenges. We’re now proud to support a diverse group of 299 Solver teams, who have collectively impacted over 190 million lives worldwide. These teams are 62% women-led and headquartered in 59 different countries.

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2024 Global Economic Prosperity Challenge

How can we harness technology to build and sustain peaceful and prosperous economies?

2024 Global Learning Challenge

How can we make learning more inclusive and equitable, while improving outcomes for all learners?

2024 Global Climate Challenge

How can communities create a zero-carbon world and adapt to a warmer climate?

2024 Global Health Equity Challenge

How can we use technology to make good health and access to quality care more equitable for all?

2024 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How can Indigenous innovators in the US and Canada build upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

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2024 Global Challenges Application Clinic

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2024 Indigenous Communities Fellowship Application Clinic

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2024 Global Challenges Application Clinic

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Anyone, anywhere can apply to Solve's Global Challenges! This session is your opportunity to learn more about MIT Solve, the Solver program,...

2024 Global Challenges Application Clinic

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Anyone, anywhere can apply to Solve's Global Challenges! This session is your opportunity to learn more about MIT Solve, the Solver program,...

Séance d'assistance aux candidatures pour les Défis Mondiaux de 2024

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N'importe qui, n'importe où, peut postuler aux Défis Mondiaux de Solve! Cette séance est une opportunité d'en apprendre plus sur MIT Solve,...

2024 Indigenous Communities Fellowship Application Clinic

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2024 Global Challenges Application Clinic

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Anyone, anywhere can apply to Solve's Global Challenges! This session is your opportunity to learn more about MIT Solve, the Solver program,...

2024 Clínica de Aplicación de Desafíos Globales

Aprende más sobre cómo aplicar a un desafío global

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¡Cualquier persona, en cualquier lugar, puede aplicar a los Desafíos Globales de Solve! Esta sesión es tu oportunidad para aprender más sobr...

2024 Indigenous Communities Fellowship Application Clinic

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2024 Global Challenges Application Clinic

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Implementing Solutions

Financial Inclusion Challenge

How can we provide financially excluded individuals and small enterprises with the tools they need to withstand financial shocks and build wealth?

The Care Economy

How can we make giving and receiving care accessible, affordable, and valued for all?

Learning for Civic Action Challenge

How can all people learn about and take civic action to improve their communities and the world?

Re-engaging Learners

How can we bridge learning gaps for the most underserved children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 so they can thrive and succeed?

Climate Adaptation & Low-Carbon Housing Challenge

How can communities adapt to more extreme weather and create low-carbon housing for all?

Climate: Ecosystems + Housing

How might communities protect high-carbon ecosystems and create low-carbon housing for all?

Health in Fragile Contexts Challenge

How can we build resilience in health systems and maintain access to care despite destabilizing events?

Equitable Health Systems

How can we build affordable, accessible, and high-quality health systems that serve everyone, everywhere?

2023 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How are Indigenous innovators in the US and Canada building upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

2022 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can Native innovators in the US build upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

Past Challenges: Open for Partnerships

Antiracist Technology in the US

How can communities of color use technology to advance racial equity and access economic opportunity, health, and safety?

Digital Inclusion

How can everyone have access to the digital economy?

Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship

How can marginalized populations access and create good jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves?

Community-Driven Innovation

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

Work of the Future

How can those most affected by the technology-driven transformations of work create productive and prosperous livelihoods for themselves?

Women & Technology

How can women and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy?

Inclusive Innovation

How do we create a more inclusive, productive, and sustainable economic future for all?

Equitable Classrooms

How can all young learners have access to quality, safe, and equitable learning environments?

Learning for Girls & Women

How can marginalized girls and young women access quality learning opportunities to succeed?

Early Childhood Development

How can all children under five develop the critical learning and cognitive skills they need to reach their full potential?

Teachers & Educators

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

Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?

Refugee Education

How can we improve learning outcomes for refugees and displaced people under 24?

Resilient Ecosystems

How can communities sustainably protect, manage, and restore their local ecosystems?

Sustainable Food Systems

How can we produce and consume low-carbon, resilient, and nutritious food?

Circular Economy

How can people create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable?

Coastal Communities

How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?

Sustainable Urban Communities

Presented with Climate CoLab

How can urban communities increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources?

Carbon Contributions

How can individuals and corporations manage and reduce their carbon contributions?

Health Security & Pandemics Challenge

How can communities prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

2020 Health Security & Pandemics

How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

Maternal & Newborn Health

How can every woman, new mother, and newborn access the care they need to survive and thrive?

Healthy Cities

How can urban residents design and live in environments that promote physical and mental health?

Frontlines of Health

How can communities invest in frontline health workers and services to improve their access to effective and affordable care?

Brain Health

How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?

Chronic Diseases

How can we help people prevent, detect and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings?

2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

2020 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?

2019 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

Native-led solutions that use traditional knowledge and technology to create sustainable and prosperous livelihoods for Indigenous communities

Oceti Sakowin Solve Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can tribal communities advance renewable energy, food, or water access and contribute to economic prosperity and sovereignty?

 
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