June 18, 2020 12:00 EDT (Deadline to Submit a Solution)
MIT Solve’s Health Security & Pandemics Challenge 2020
we need improved solutions for prevention, accurate detection, and rapid response. MIT Solve is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that support and protect health workers.
How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support from governments and multilateral organizations, have been rushing to produce, test, and deliver vaccines and treatments, tech innovators also have a crucial role to play, both in the near term and to prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks.we cannot solely treat disease outbreaks reactively. Climate change and globalization leave us ever more vulnerable to future epidemics and pandemics, and it’s critical to be prepared. Solve is also seeking solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Health and Safety
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES
February 25,2020: challenges open.
June 18,2020: deadline to submit.
August 2020: finalists announced.
September 2020:Finalists pitch.
- Solve seeks innovative, human-centered, tech-based solutions to our Global Challenges. The definition of “tech-based” is broad: in addition to AI, block-chain, and virtual reality, Solver teams have leveraged a plant-based fiber that absorbs oil spills, biodegradable sanitary pads, and user-friendly mobile apps. Learn about all our Solver teams’ diverse technologies.
- Through open innovation, Solve is looking for a diverse portfolio of solutions across geography, development stage, and team members’ gender and background. We encourage people of all backgrounds to submit applications.
- Solution applications must be written in English.
- All solutions selected for Solve’s five current Global Challenges will receive a USD 10,000 grant funded by Solve. Solver teams will be selected by a panel of cross-sector judges at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly week in New York City on September 20, 2020.
Anyone, anywhere around the world can submit a solution to Solve’s Challenges. You can be an individual, a team, or an organization. You can be an applicant from previous years or already part of our community.
First Step: you must have an account on the website from here.
Second step: choose the sequence of the application then click submit.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Nourhan Mahmoud/ Egypt“
Reviewed by” Mohamed Sayed/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships Team