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.


Resilient Ecosystems Finalists

Innovación Azul

A transformative social venture for sustainable fisheries and ocean conservation

By Stuart Fulton

204

Seqana

Measuring what matters. Remote sensing based carbon sequestration monitoring for the carbon markets that cuts costs by 90%.

By Jakob Levin

JL JL
6

Sustainable Sting

production of ecofibre from stinging nettle grown on degraded steepslopes as way of conservation and local economic empowerment

By mr jonah mwangi

JM JM
145

LandMark

Online, interactive platform designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and territories.

By Dr WARD ANSEEUW

55

Regenerative Resources Co

We create circular, regenerative economies by transforming degraded coastal landscapes into mangrove agroforestries.

By Neal Spackman

132

Coral Vita

Coral Vita grows climate change resilient coral up to 50x faster through a commercial land-based farming model to restore dying reefs.

By Sam Teicher

ST ST
11

SOIL

Using the power of a circular economy sanitation system to transform a public health crisis into an environmental solution.

By Eliza Parish

EP EP
23

Project Palaash

Utilization of floral waste generated from places of worship to naturally dye fabrics and preserving the heritage of handlooms in India.

By Project Palaash

PP PP
1984

Digital Inclusion Finalists

NewHaptics

Enabling equal access to digital information for the blind.

By Alexander Russomanno

18

Kiwix

Internet content for those without Internet access

By Alice Nichols

72

DigiKua

Distributing simple digital reporting tools to small businesses in East Africa’s marginalized communities and connecting them to financing

By Ms Caroline Mwarania

2448

NomadLab

NomadLab is a modular, open source, inclusive, easy-to-build solution for ICT infrastructure and an innovative educational tool for teachers

By Noemi Encinares

1712

Konexio

Empowering refugees with relevant technical and soft skills to run their own digital freelance business, gaining autonomy and self-reliance

By Jean Guo

JG JG
13

Alfi

Marketplace of financial products based on financial education.

By Andrea Segura

310

Grameen Impact Ventures

Grameen Impact Ventures drives digital inclusion by combining the power the digital platforms and trusted, on-ground community agents.

By Aashir Sutar

108

Mosabi

Mosabi’s engaging, mobile financial education helps underserved citizens improve decisions and behaviors on their businesses and money.

By Francis Uchechukwu Okeke

16

Equitable Classrooms Finalists

Interactive at-home learning on WhatsApp

Open-source solution helping 2.5M Delhi government school students access interactive lessons, assignments and testing through WhatsApp

By Aishwarya Geete

AG AG
140

Read to Lead

In Read to Lead, students become the boss in a virtual workplace with diverse role models and learn literacy, life, and career skills.

By Matthew Chacko

MC MC
38

Arts for All by Slam Out Loud

Using visual and performing arts to enable children from disadvantaged backgrounds build creativity, confidence and find their voice.

By Jigyasa Labroo

JL JL
958

The ReFunza Project

First personalized learning platform to use SMS and AI to build skills for refugee learners through the support of refugee-led organisations

By Ruth Njiri

RN RN
67

Brume

Brume is a learning game helping in the early detection of dyspraxia, and helping all children master key pre-writing skills in the process

By Mr Serge Versille

33

eFlow Education

eFlow is a highly accessible cloud based platform powered by an interactive chatbot that enables online learning for underserved communities

By Bassel Jalaleddine

181

Kolibri

Offline-first hybrid teaching and learning tool to address learning loss in low-resource settings

By Lauren Lichtman

351

Health Security & Pandemics Finalists

Breegi Scientific's Biocontainment

NPS is a single-use, EUA first line of defense patient biocontainment facilitating safe medical procedures and respiratory interventions.

By Dr. Wisam Breegi

3

Drones For Health

Drones will be employed to strengthen Ebola preparedness measures via lab sample transportation in Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo

By Andrea Weitz

GA GA
GA GA
AW AW
24

PathCheck: Crowdsourced Analytics

Crowdsourcing to complement and connect fragmented public health data to avoid a pandemic response crippled by knowledge gaps

By Paul Baier

40

Kemet Modular Medication Manufacturing

Kemet solves drug shortages by predicting and producing essential medications in prefabricated onsite facilities with adaptive digital tech.

By Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ọláòṣebìkan

AB AB
AB AB
RM RM
ON ON
KO KO
BP BP
MR MR
1059

e-LITE

A mobile digital tool to empower patients and healthcare workers by centralising data across a tiered pathology value chain in Africa.

By Ms Lynsey Stewart-Isherwood

LS LS
26

Disease, Food, Energy, & Water Solutions

We reduce schistosomiasis by removing aquatic vegetation & converting it to compost, livestock feed & cooking gas to increase food & energy.

By Jason Rohr

JR JR
141

LFAnt Medical

Next-generation at-home rapid testing for infectious diseases, enabled by novel biochemistry, embedded sensing, and smartphone connectivity.

By Michael Phelan

MP MP
50

Medupi by Drizzle Health, LLC

A low cost, hand-held, instant screening tool for TB for CCWs in LMICs towards real-time surveillance and reduction of diagnostic delays.

By Digvijay Singh

BM BM
DS DS
2

Antiracist Technology in the US Finalists

Break the Box

Break the Box is an Opportunity zone fund for Young Minorty professionals that provides an easement in Homeownership and wealth creation

By Kobla Tetey

KT KT
439

Build in Tulsa

Commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a movement to build multi-generational wealth in Tulsa and across America

By Mr. Randolph Wiggins

54

FreeCap Financial

FreeCap is an Environmental, Social, and Governance data provider that empowers people to invest alongside their social justice values.

By Tanay Tatum-Edwards

46

The CivicLab's TIF Illumination Project

The TIF Illumination Project uses data, reporting, and civic engagement to help people track and judge their local government priorities.

By Mr. Tom Tresser

98

SayLambda

We are the Amazon of homeownership incentives, and a community hub for Black potential homeowners who feel excluded from the market.

By Kwasi Frye

KF KF
26

Vngle

A blockchain-based grassroots news network training citizens to bring "various angles" of verifiable coverage to underrepresented areas.

By Blake Stoner

540

STEM Skool, Inc.

Engaging and culturally-relevant K-12th grade programs designed to increase achievement and diversity in STEM.

By GeAndra Imoudu

244

TOYZSTEAM Learn Today Earn Tomorrow

An interactive game using advanced manufacturing and rap to get students to create, sell, and tell stories of themselves as STEM superheroes

By Damola Idowu

106

2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative

Diminishing poverty and fostering a return to self-reliance for Native Americans with robust tribal-led solar economic development programs.

By Ms. Chéri Smith

5

Flathead Rez Exergame

This project will develop a culturally-grounded “exergame” to increase outdoor physical activity for Native youth on Flathead Reservation.

By Faith Price

FP FP
1

OMO CEAD Innovation Center

Sowing the seeds of a decolonized, indigenized, reconciled planet through indigenous philosophy and 21st-Century creative CEAD education.

By Nataani Garnenez

CB CB
2

Oyate Data

Educating students in data science and data sovereignty with real-world projects that provide value to communities and Native organizations.

By Mason Grimshaw

3

Sovereign Data Alliance

The Sovereign Data Alliance analyzes Federal appropriations and budget data to promote trust and treaty obligations to all Tribes.

By Tyler Scribner

1

Natives in Tech

Build a collective of Native technologists that craft a tech ecosystem for Native peoples.

By Adam Recvlohe

AD AD
81

Arctic Quest - A VR Experience

Arctic Quest is a virtual reality game used to introduce players to the cultures and lifestyles of Alaska Native people.

By Stephanie Hinz

SH SH
1

GateKeepers App

Utilizing emerging technology to document and preserve cultural and natural environments, ancestral knowledge and traditional practices.

By BLOSSOM JOHNSTON

AC AC
BJ BJ
21

Indigenous Scholarship Search Engine

A search engine, website/mobile based directory list for all Native American scholarships and internship, that will help college students.

By Dexter Dee

DD DD
11
 
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