Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a mission to drive innovation to solve world challenges, announced the launch of the 2022 Global Challenges and the Indigenous Communities Fellowship.
Solve invites anyone, anywhere to submit a solution to this year’s Challenges by March 31, 2022. Finalists will be invited to pitch their solutions to a diverse panel of cross-sector judges, the Challenge Leadership Group, ahead of Solve Challenge Finals on September 18-19, 2022 in New York City. CTCN Director Rose Mwebaza is part of the Challenge Leadership Group.
The event will bring together over 400 members of the Solve community and welcome the 40 most promising tech-based innovators as our new 2022 Solver teams and Indigenous Communities Fellows. The selected teams will share over $1.3 million in available funding, and take part in the nine-month Solver program, which includes coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities to scale their solutions.
Solve’s 2022 Global Challenges are:
Building on the 2021 Antiracist Technology in the US Challenge and Solve’s effort to be a culturally diverse and antiracist platform, Solve is integrating US racial equity solutions across our 2022 Global Challenges by launching the Black & Brown Innovators program. The program will include 1-2 solutions led by Black and brown innovators in the US from each of our 2022 Global Challenges. In addition to the Solver program, these teams will receive culturally-responsive support and partnership opportunities, and participate in our annual Indigenous and Antiracist Innovators Summit.
In addition to the Global Challenges, Solve is also opening applications for the 2022 Indigenous Communities Fellowship, which looks for Native innovators in the US and its territories.
Interested applicants can learn more and apply online at solve.mit.edu/challenges.