As a marketplace for social impact, MIT Solve provides Solver teams a network from MIT and beyond, and then brokers transformational partnerships. Partnerships help the Solver teams scale their innovative solutions to meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people around the world. Want to get involved? Join Solve as a member.
Solve's cross-sector community has committed more than $7 million in funding to Solver teams, in addition to in-kind support such as mentorship, technical expertise, investment opportunities, media and conference exposure, and business and entrepreneurship training.
Partnership opportunities include:
1. Sponsor a Solve Challenge
Sponsor a Solve Challenge your organization cares about and support solutions that address it.
Atlassian Foundation, DFAT, Solve Partnership
Solve, Atlassian Foundation, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) partnered on Solve’s Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future Challenge. The collaboration activated social entrepreneurship ecosystems, with active support from high-level government officials in Indo-Pacific countries, including Thailand.
The project—which led to five times as many applications than previous Challenges—has garnered US $4.6 million in committed funding across 10 Solver teams to pilot and scale their solutions.
2. Sponsor Solver Teams
Support social innovation and promising entrepreneurs.
Solve and General Motors (GM) collaborated to support advanced technologies in service of future generations of learners and workers, via Solve’s Teachers & Educators and Work of the Future Challenges.
This included activities such as Challenge Design Workshops and Solveathons with GM’s senior teams across the US to help design and promote the 2018 Solve Challenges. GM awarded US $100,000 in funding to four Solver teams: Refactored.ai; Virtual Grasp; Livox; TalkingPoints.
“MIT Solve provides a holistic approach that recognizes that knowledge is at its best when shared... At GM, we support STEM education and open technological innovation initiatives like MIT Solve to bring us closer to cutting-edge innovators and innovations of transportation technology now and in the future.”
—Hina Baloch, Global Social Impact and STEM Education, General Motors || Judge for The GM Prize for Advanced Technologies
3. Run Your Own Challenge
Run your organization’s own Challenge through Solve’s proven model.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity “Global Makers Challenge”
Solve and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity—along with eight UN entities, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)—partnered to develop and launch the Global Maker Challenge for makers and innovators to solve specific, real-world challenges using advanced manufacturing technologies.
The collaboration included three Challenge Design Workshops that informed the four Global Maker Challenges launched during UNGA at Solve Challenge Finals. The initiative will award US $1 million to the selected teams, to be announced in July, 2019. Solve’s 99 Solver teams are fast-tracked for selection.