Each year, Solve selects the most promising Solver® teams who will drive transformational change in the world.
Self-learning Braille literacy device that helps the visually impaired learn to read, write, and type in Braille through audio-guided content.
Social Cipher is a video game-based platform that uses the power of storytelling to facilitate social-emotional learning and increase a sense of belonging for neurodiverse youth.
Batonga's Podcasts for Equality: rural girl-led storytelling
I Read Arabic
I Read Arabic is a digital, leveled-reading, Arabic language library aimed at improving literacy outcomes.
Kibo - Inclusive Education for Blind
Enabling visually-impaired students to Listen, Translate, Digitize & Audio'tize™ any kind of printed, handwritten & digital content across 60+ languages.
Lakou Kajou's Eksploratoryòm
Science in your pocket! Fun, engaging, distance learning for Haitian students.
Language-free, evidence-based, early math, visual-spatial, and cognitive development program for children aged 3-9, including those with special education needs.
Offline Squared: Project-based learning with Kolibri
Offline-first edtech and guidance materials to support project-based blended learning in low-resource environments with no internet connectivity.
Equitable Health Systems
Light Every Birth
We Care Solar designs and delivers solar power solutions to energy-deficient frontline health facilities to save lives in childbirth.
Improving health outcomes by expanding access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to under-resourced communities.
We design, build, and distribute safe, emergency transportation in ambulances in areas without ambulance coverage.
omgyno: Home Testing & Telehealth
Progressive gynecology that includes home testing & telehealth options to overcome stigma & discrimination.
Oxygen as a Service
Improving equitable access to medical care by using digitized solutions to efficiently manage medical oxygen delivery and availability.
Same Same: A lifeline for LGBTQI+ youth
SameSame provides mental health support to LGBTQI+ youth living in countries where fear and stigma prevent equitable access to identity-affirming care.
Inclusive, sustainable healthcare access for vulnerable, remote groups in conflict-affected countries through a novel telehealth service.
Tarjimly: Translating for Humanity
Eliminating language barriers for global health systems through the widespread adoption of the Tarjimly mobile app.
Climate: Ecosystems + Housing
Amazon Gatherers for the Future
Promoting sustainable non-timber forest harvesting with local Amazon communities through big data analysis and a GIS-based prototype.
BIOSORRA transforms crop waste into crop yield by producing a biochar soil improver that increases farm crops by up to 200% while sequestering CO2.
Clean Energy Hubs
Supporting faith-based organizations and schools by showcasing the community-wide benefits of clean energy.
Developing green and affordable housing products and upskilling local masons to better the living conditions of the most vulnerable people.
Easy Housing offers circular and biobased housing in the Global South that is carbon-neutral and climate-resilient and uses sustainably-sourced timber and local value chains.
Prefabricated, modular, and low-cost housing in Myanmar using innovative bamboo structures.
Wall and roof insulation panels made of agricultural waste (sugar bagasse, coffee husks, and corn cobs), bonded organically with oyster mushroom mycelium.
Regenerating soil with cultivated kelp
Using cultivated kelp in regenerative agriculture to showcase application of biostimulants, which decreases dependence on chemical fertilizers.
The Care Economy
Care Xchange - Staff Share
Creating increased care capacity enabling providers to share staff and increasing care workers’ earning potential.
Carina Care Matching Platform
An easy to use web-based platform that brings good jobs to care workers by matching them with individuals and families in need of care.
Web and phone-based application to facilitate access to professional support services for persons with disabilities.
An AI-powered health platform democratizing access to health care through community health workers.
Jamii Life empowers Black and colored health workers and family caregivers through tools and training to deliver high-quality home care to those unable to access or afford it, transforming them into valued members of the workforce.
Kidogo - quality child care through social franchising
Kidogo improves access to quality, affordable childcare through social franchising, ensuring children receive the best possible start to life.
Pie for Providers
Turbotax for child care - open source software to help child care providers claim government funding.
The RE-Assist application is a patient-facing, digital health platform that replaces the paper list directory in care planning.
2022 Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge
Cropfix by eAgro
Farm Wise, Farm With Us
Building Gender Inclusive Digital Economies
Hydroquo+ is focused on delivering water intelligence to drive water safety and availability with actionable insights
In-Sync is a health-tech solution that provides optimum mental health care to people with mental illness and emotional needs through the use of artificial intelligence and the power of people
Centralized infrastructure to store, catalog, analyze, and share video discovery in the criminal justice system to improve case outcomes for low-income defendants
Green Nanotechnology extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by 33 days
KLAW Industries processes waste glass that is sent to the landfill into a partial replacement for cement in concrete called Pantheon
Sprxng is a reusable menstrual product that includes therapy for menstrual pain. At Sprxng, we are dedicated to combating menstrual stigma and menstrual poverty
Managing food waste using insect technology to provide affordable and eco-friendly animal feed and fertilizer
Giving Vision, Creating Insight
2022 Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Alliance for Tribal Clean Energy
Building the capacity of Native American tribes to pursue energy independence with renewable resources in a self-determined way, leading to a restoration of sovereignty and hope.
Indigenous Ecological Knowledge & First Foods
We combat Indigenous food insecurity by providing free traditional foods and food justice education to Natives living in rural and urban spaces.
Intergenerational Healing - Resilience through Culture
Reclaiming Indigenous education through curriculum development guided by First Language Speakers and backed by neurobiology, behavioral health experts, and education experts.
Building a bridge of understanding and communication between tribes, cities, and the state of Arizona on agriculture & irrigation policy.
Mana Mama / Anax Angil
Bringing maternal child health into the home and across Turtle Island.
ONNSFA scholarship app: Increasing technology information
An app to use for scholarship applications and a foundation for introducing technology to the Navajo Nation.
Reclaim! A game that unites Ojibwe language, land and beings
A video game in the Ojibwe language to support Indigenous learners
Rematriation Public Awareness Campaign
Indigenous Knowledge Keepers sharing their insight on customs, ceremonies, and languages to educate others about their traditional ways of knowing.
Antiracist Technology in the US
Providing free access to credit and capital for community members released from prison
Get Media L.I.T.
Online platform using diverse superheroes and comic books for antiracism and social-emotional learning in schools
Rating app for Black and brown women and birthing people
Centralized infrastructure to store, catalog, analyze, and share video discovery in the criminal justice system to improve case outcomes for low-income defendants
Platform for BIPOC-led organizations to connect with one another and collaborate
An emotional well-being app designed specifically for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) to navigate and reduce the impact and effects of systemic racism
Thrive! Equity Audits
Breaking cycles of poverty using software to identify systemic racism in spending and politics
Subscription-based model that ensures a fair return for smallholder farmers and a growing market for regenerative agriculture
Buy-In Community Planning
Relocating residents of high hazard flood areas and enabling ecosystem restoration projects
Folio Seed Bank
A self-maintained green manure seed bank, operating in a seed-for-data trade system
Protecting peatland using products of snakehead fish
Open-source tool to easily document environmental information
A bacteria-based fodder with more protein than traditional feed produced on organic food waste
Building sustainable solutions in the commercial fishing sector
An interactive online platform ensuring 24/7 access to essential health information and personalized counseling for vulnerable youth
Platform that democratizes access to special education and speech therapy
ProGame - Coding WITHOUT Computers!
Enabling students to learn to code with a low-cost paper computer
Building digital communities of parents and teachers to support early and foundational learning for young children
The first modular plug-and-play product for sensory environments, creating immersive educational and therapeutic spaces at an affordable price
Empowering experiential STEM learning through a video game using authentic, meaningful problem-solving
Bridging the digital divide with fun learning content distributed through the networks and technology African kids already use
Health Security & Pandemics Challenge
Culturally adapted, community-based mental health recovery model
Crowddroning by GLOBHE
Creating a better future with drones by detecting and predicting disasters
AI-powered app that detects, diagnoses, treats, and limits the spread of diseases and outbreaks for low resource settings
Sibel's ANNE One
ICU-grade wearable sensor system for advanced remote patient monitoring
SMILE - SMart last-mILE cooling system
User-centered last-mile carrier to minimize vaccine wastage
AI central command for pandemic response
Network of health workers to communicate, make referrals, and organize appointments
Digital financial inclusion for smallholder farmers
Making reading on screen more inclusive and accessible
Providing access to the digital world without smartphones or data bundles
Solar-powered internet hubs for unconnected communities
Sustainable digital finance without a phone
Personal computing solution to provide access to modern digital learning and productivity tools
Scaling digital financial services through open-source banking
2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Every Kid Gets a Robot
An affordable robotics kit increasing technical educational access for Indigenous youth
Aloha ‘Āina Studios
Hawaiian culture- and language-based educational multimedia products
An innovative hydroponic system to increase food security in the Navajo Nation
One Canoe Project - Navigating Changing Tides
Culturally rooted K-12 climate literacy curriculum based in Micronesia
Shunka Kola: A Rez-Dog Project
Developing a dog population monitoring program on the Pine Ridge Reservation that is effective, efficient, and ethical
Waking Women Healing Institute
Healing and justice for Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people
WE - Digital Ecocultural Mapping Project
Mapping cultural and biological data at traditional village sites in the Salish Sea to support thriving cultures and ecosystems
2020 Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Empowering Native Hawaiian youth and young adults to reach their highest potential and solve 21st century challenges by reconnecting to their Native language and culture.
Food from Fire
Reduce fire hazards and grow food year-round with biomass heated greenhouses—promoting Indigenous led community sustainability, increased food security, and climate change adaptation.
A mobile application with digital maps featuring Native American sites of importance and contributions to the nation's capital city.
Indigikitchen uses digital media to restore the knowledge associated with traditional Indigenous foods
International Wakashan AI Consortium
The international Wakashan language communities are uniting to build a shared Voice AI, overcoming borders and barriers.
Protect Medicinal Plants
To protect, to preserve, and to honor Indigenous environments and people.
ShockTalk is a culturally tailored, and AI-assisted, telemental health platform, connecting Indigenous clients to Indigenous therapists trained in cultural humility.
2020 Health Security & Pandemics
An AI-driven platform that forecasts demand for essential healthcare products and ensures their timely delivery across African health systems
Biometrics for vaccine delivery (Simprints Technology)
Using contactless biometrics for verified delivery of vaccines at the frontlines to minimise waste and improve data quality
Jute cellulose-based biodegradable PPE
Jute-polymer based, recyclable, biodegradable, oligo-chitosan coated personal protective equipment for healthcare workers
A spatial and temporal predictive analytics Decision Support System (DSS) for public health and governance
Moskeet (TrakitNow, Inc)
Real-time, integrated vector and disease management platform for prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases
Multi-channel and bi-directional mHealth platform providing free, MoH-approved health information to people with low-tech phones and limited access to health services
Pre-spillover participatory community disease detection surveillance platform
Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Connecting unemployed youth from low-income backgrounds with meaningful digital work
Humans in the Loop
Providing refugees with work and skills to drive forward the artificial intelligence Industry
Nucleus - Utiva
Regardless of where you are in Africa, Nucleus will make sure tech skills training is accessible to you
SOLshare created the world's first solar peer-to-peer energy exchange platform allowing users to trade electricity in real time in remote Bangladesh.
A digitally native brand on a mission to lift millions of artisans out of poverty
A free, mobile-friendly online platform that helps Brazilian low-income microentrepreneurs develop their business
The Last Mile
Reducing recidivism through in-prison tech education and post-incarceration mentorship
Sustainable Food Systems
A plant-based milk made from the Bambara Groundnut; creating opportunities for smallholder farmers, remediating degraded land, and providing affordable nutrients to malnourished populations.
Securing global food supplies by saving the bees through precision robotics, computer vision, and AI.
Saving 4 billion male chicks, billions of dollars, and adding 4 billion eggs to the global supply.
Using insects as alternative protein sources for the feed industry to combat food insecurity and rising waste
SmartFish's Value Rescue Model uses markets to improve fisher livelihoods, conserve marine ecosystems, and offer consumers responsible choices
A novel seaweed feed supplement that solves climate change by reducing livestock methane emissions by over 90 percent
A digital surplus food management system, which prioritizes recovery solutions and sustainability
Learning for Girls & Women
Amplify Her Voice (MAIA)
Empowering Mayan Girls to break through Guatemala’s indigenous talent gap using education and technology
Asia Initiatives Learning Cascades
Transforming learning for women and girls with the power of technology and social capital
Thaki advances inclusion by enhancing women and girls’ digital literacy and skills among displaced refugees and vulnerable communities.
Empower 1.5 Million Girls to go to School
Build community ownership to create and sustain increased enrollment and retention for girls, and improve learning outcomes of children.
A virtual classroom for Kenyan girls that also serves as a digital platform for peer-to-peer mentorship and collaboration.
Sisters of Code
The first female coding club in Cambodia, offering free training and empowering girls and young women to study technology
Increasing access to education for rural African girls by providing interactive STEM learning experiences via basic keypad phones and radios
Maternal & Newborn Health
Bioforge Neonatal Incubator
A cost effective and easy to assemble incubators for doctors operating within limited resources.
Democratizing Ultrasounds Across Africa
Scaling portable, telemedicine-enabled, ultrasound devices for pregnant women in peri-urban Kenya to decrease maternal and infant mortality.
Improving postpartum depression treatment in Africa through standardized screening practices
Maziwa Breast Pump
The only breast pump designed specifically for working mothers in developing markets
Salamat (Wise Afghanistan)
A maternal health app that improves follow-up and continuity of care through improved patient records, communication and education
Analyzing infants' cry sounds using machine learning to detect early signs of birth asphyxia.
Universally Friendly Obturator
Eliminating the need for transcutaneous needles in late-stage cervical cancer brachytherapy to improve patient outcomes and increase accessibility to treatment.
Blue Sky Analytics
An AI-powered platform providing key air quality data and source emissions parameters
AI-powered antenatal care to ensure safer pregnancies
Safer, cost-effective sanitation for informal urban communities
A small, chemical-free filter that instantly purifies water
Fast, accurate disease detection to enable rapid response
A chatbot empowering Pakistani girls to better understand menstruation
Specialized eye care services for underserved patient populations
Combining community voices with AI to prevent gun violence
Recycling air pollution into industrial-grade inks and pigments
Building a high-tech reusable packaging system to counter plastic waste
The Renewal Workshop
Reselling used textiles for a zero-waste system
MYCL | Mycotech Lab
Mushroom leather to replace animal and petroleum-based products
Queen of Raw
A digital platform matching buyers and sellers of unused fabric
A chemical process to transform waste plastics into high-value industrial building blocks
A platform giving a second life to surplus industrial equipment
A healthier, sustainable sugar substitute made from agricultural waste
Early Childhood Development
A screening system that catches the earliest signs of reading disabilities
Tech-driven, peer-led support for parents to turn their homes into early learning environments
Accountable, decentralized, longitudinal health records for last-mile settings
Providing tools for parents and caregivers to promote their child’s development
Living First Languages Platform
Place-based early language and literacy instruction for children in Indigenous communities
Mobile Village-Based Rehabilitation Initiative
Access to early intervention therapy for children with disabilities
OneSky Caregiver Training
Creating high-quality community care for the children of factory workers
Tabshoura Tiny Thinkers
Free, offline early-education content for vulnerable children in Lebanon
Tech-powered, real-time visual descriptions for the blind
Off-grid solar solutions for essential services and connectivity in refugee communities
Mapping emerging and informal Nigerian businesses through crowdsourcing
Connecting university students to solve rural communities’ challenges
Fighting corruption through civilian-led tracking of government transactions
Fixing civic problems through crowdsourced collaboration
The Future is Offline
Offline access to vocational training and higher education for refugees
A community for wheelchair users to map accessible spaces and share their experiences
2019 Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance
Creating human trafficking awareness through technology education
Coffee Pot Farms
Using food sovereignty to create healthy communities and families
Food and Water Warriors
Creating a generation of tech-savvy indigenous food and water entrepreneurs
Supporting economic vitality through Indigenous fine arts
Lakota Youth Development Honey Lodge
Beekeeping to support thriving native-owned youth enterprises
Reviving Navajo farming after the Gold King Mine Spill
Weaving Tradition and Science
Determining the health of Indigenous lands and waterways through science
Frontlines of Health
An AI-powered digital decision support platform for community health workers
Reducing premature morbidity through mobile screening and clinical management
A low-cost, quality-driven electronic health record that improves maternal and child health outcomes
Combining data, smart logistics, and technology to deliver life-saving medical products
Transforming the documentation and prosecution of sexual violence
A wearable neonatal vital signs monitor for resource-constrained environments
Refugee Health Workforce
Deploying blockchain tech to recertify refugee healthcare workers
Providing Latin America’s youth with expert answers to their sexual health questions
Teachers & Educators
An AI-powered platform that personalizes education and improves learning outcomes
Equipping special ed teachers with tools to reduce admin tasks and improve learning outcomes
TeachMobile by Eneza
Equipping teachers and school administrators with educational content and data analytics
Enabling millions of non-verbal disabled people to communicate and learn
Teaching the digital skills needed for the global talent force of tomorrow
Practical Education Network
Tools for West African STEM teachers to provide hands-on learning experiences
Providing open access to multilingual books for children to learn and practice reading
Enabling parent-teacher engagement via a multilingual communication platform
Solar-powered walk-in cold rooms for fishermen and farmers in coastal communities
Green Keeper Africa
Removing oil-based industrial pollution with fiber made from invasive water hyacinth
Advises when the water rises
Grow Oyster Reefs
Growing oyster reefs to protect coastal communities and ecosystems
Green and Seed
Increasing the sustainability of rice farming to counter sea-level rise
Mobilizing communities to share microdata about climate impacts to better inform adaptation and infrastructure design
Building robot technologies to accelerate ocean ecosystem restoration and maintain balance
Maritime Blockchain Labs
Building the digital infrastructure for transparency and accountability in the maritime fuel supply chain
Producing clean water with energy from ocean waves
Oceti Sakowin Solve Fellowship
Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center
Bringing energy independence to tribal camps and communities
Energy Efficiency and Solar for Tribal Buildings at Standing Rock
Bringing energy efficiency and solar power to Standing Rock buildings
Oyate Teca Project
Supporting food sustainability and creating local entrepreneurs
Rock Solar Community Offset Project
Renewable energy workforce development production for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Sustainable Community Development on Standing Rock
Growing communities, preserving culture, investing in a sustainable tomorrow
Thunder Valley Energy
Building the regenerative communities of tomorrow
Work of the Future
An AI-enabled jobs marketplace matching workers with open vacancies within 24 hours
Enabling migrant workers to make informed work choices, helping to protect their rights and ensure their safety
A technology platform connecting informal workers to new clients
Plastics For Change
A mobile platform that helps brands ethically source recycled plastic, ensuring fair wages for urban waste pickers
Developing today’s workforce for success in tomorrow’s workplace
Upskilling garment workers for new jobs in the age of automation
Unlocking the potential of autistic talent by proving the value of neurodiversity
Hands-on virtual reality training to upskill workers in the manufacturing industry
Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future
Creating access to quality learning for restricted village environments
The Rumie Initiative
Making free digital education accessible to underserved communities worldwide
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Building a community of volunteer translators to bring digital making to the world
Open Learning Exchange
Helping disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to build and maintain a fulfilling life
Baan Dek Foundation
Leveraging tech tools to teach kids life skills at scale
Enabling Bangladeshi youth to transition out of exploitative jobs into careers in the formal sector
Preparing dropped-out, underserved youth in Indonesia to pass their exams and succeed in the workforce
Equipping students in under-resourced schools with the skills needed to launch careers in tech
Scaling the impact of humanitarian aid, global development, and environmental protection efforts with robotics solutions
The Ultimate Learning Accelerator
Transforming after-school learning through tech-enabled centers
Peripheral Vision International
Giving geographically remote audiences access to educational training in their own language
Accelerating neurological recovery from stroke with augmented reality
Autism Detection at Birth
Early detection of autism through routine ABR testing
Digital Cognition Technologies
Earlier detection of cognitive problems to improve care outcomes
Improving care one story at a time
Innovating mental health therapy though virtual reality
Building a more inclusive understanding of the human brain
Mapping minds for social health
Treating depression at scale in Africa
Engaging Alzheimer’s patients through AI-based facial recognition
Manage the habits that keep you healthy
Sustainable Urban Communities
Running water in every urban home
Making food donation fast, easy, and lucrative
Fresh Direct Nigeria
Expanding urban agriculture through stackable container farms
Off-grid blockchain-linked hubs producing clean water, food, and electricity
Supplying urban food deserts with an innovative source of protein
Find leaks, save water, protect infrastructure
Scaling access to clean water through sustainable businesses in developing markets
Advanced low-loss, contaminant-focused water treatment
Women & Technology
Pads that are good for your body, environment, and community
Transforming survivors of human trafficking into software professionals
Digital Citizen Fund
Educating a new generation of women through digital literacy and community building
Erase All Kittens
Teaching girls coding skills in a playful way
Girls Who Build
Creative engineering workshops for high school girls
Helping smallholder farmers earn a fair price for their crops
Connecting remotely located female doctors with patients in Pakistan
Empowering micro, small, and medium enterprises with an alternative credit scoring platform
Bridging the productivity gap in West Africa by giving small-scale farmers access to highly accurate weather forecasting
Training women in Latin America to answer the call for talent in the tech industry
Empowering marginalized artisans to compete in the global fashion market
Carbon-Neutral Syngas by ATCO
Repurposing fossil fuel infrastructure to produce renewable natural gas
Carbon-negative agricultural production
Offsetting car owners’ carbon pollution by funding certified clean air projects
Inga Alley Cropping
Agroforestry to advance food security and rural livelihoods
Safi Sarvi by Takachar
Producing carbon-negative, high-yield fertilizer for farmers in emerging economies
Providing a scalable, affordable, and clinically validated digital coaching platform for lifestyle change aimed at diabetes and obesity
Smartphone based app for early detection and monitoring of chronic lung disease
Simplifying the way healthcare data is recorded and digitized
Preventing heart disease and diabetes through a disruptive blood analysis platform
An incentive-based system that helps individuals make better nutrition choices
A global, blockchain-enabled rewards platform designed to change people’s behaviors and prevent diabetes
Lucky Iron Fish
Infuses your meals with a healthy amount of natural iron to help prevent iron deficiency anemia
Free Education Library for Syrians
Engaging Syrian refugees with open-source, participatory educational resources
Team Up 2 Teach
Connecting and empowering educators working in refugee campus
Connecting donors, education organizations, and students to crowdfund for education
Kiron Open Higher Education
Bridging the gap between refugees and higher education
#MeWeSyria by MeWe International Inc.
Countering narratives of violence and extremism in Syrian communities
Sima by Kukua
A culturally relevant mobile game that teaches children academic and psychosocial skills
SNHU Global Education Movement
Developing a global higher education model for youths affected by displacement
The Schoolbox Project
Providing mobile, trauma-informed education and support to children and families in refugee camps