"We will do more than talk about the greatest problems facing our world. We will set the course to solve them."
-MIT President L. Rafael Reif
An initiative of MIT President L. Rafael Reif, Solve was founded on the belief that talent and ingenuity exist everywhere. As a marketplace for social impact, we find tech entrepreneurs from around the world and broker partnerships to scale their work—driving lasting, transformational change. Over the last three years, our Solver portfolio has grown to 99 incredible innovators in fields as diverse as marine robotics, workforce neurodiversity, and personalized learning.
We invite you to join our community and make a donation to Solve. Donations are fully tax-deductible, and 100 percent of your contribution will go towards Solver grants and support to help Solver teams pilot and scale their work. MIT is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable entity.
Your contribution will directly support Solver teams developing solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. Over 30 new Solver teams are selected each year at our pitch event, Solve Challenge Finals, during UN General Assembly Week in New York City.
Scaling Solver Impact: 40K PLUS
Through Solve community support, Solver teams have scaled their initiatives. 40K PLUS, a 2017 Solver, is one such example. Through its Planet PLUS app, 40K PLUS transforms unconnected village classrooms into tablet-based learning centers. When 40K PLUS first became a Solver, it was operating in one country: India. With generous funding from Solve partners Atlassian Foundation and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), 40K PLUS was able to launch in Cambodia, reaching 3,000 children across both countries.
"We have so much to thank Solve, Atlassian, and DFAT for providing the support needed to increase children's learning in India and Cambodia."
-Clary Castrission, Founder and CEO, 40K PLUS
Sourcing Inspiring Innovators: Neopenda
This year, Solve’s expert judging panels selected 33 Solver teams headquartered in 15 different countries, and 61 percent of them are women-led. Neopenda, a wearable neonatal vital signs monitor for resource-constrained environments, is a 2018 Frontlines of Health Solver. Awarded the UN Women She Innovates Prize for Gender-Responsive Innovation and with support from Solve, Neopenda CEO Sona Shah will spend the next year expanding the company's product suite to impact pediatric and community health care.
"We have the ability to improve quality of care for over 16 million patients by 2023... We're looking to the Solve community so we can create medical solutions for where they're needed most."
-Sona Shah, CEO and Cofounder, Neopenda
Donate online today and enable Solver teams like 40K PLUS and Neopenda to grow and scale their impact.