SOLVE-A-THON

Solve-a-Thon, An Ideation and Design Thinking Contest execute by Idealabs in partnership with Australian Embassy, T-Hub and SOLVE an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that identifies and supports lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. we had the Consulate General from Australian Embassy to inaugurate the event. Several Mentors and Domain experts interacted and enriched the event.

“We will do more than talk about the greatest problems facing our world. We will set the course to solve them.”
                                                                                                                    – L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT

Solve-a-thons are hours- to days-long events focused on rapid ideation, refinement, and prototyping of solutions to Solve’s annual challenges. Participants will have access to subject matter experts, insight into the local manifestations of each problem, and experience developing and sharing human-centered responses to these global challenges. Solve-a-thons are a space to form and reshape ideas, to evaluate and re-evaluate designs, to prototype and collaborate, and to make new friends. At the end of the event, teams will share their ideas with their fellow participants to inspire everyone.

Overview of the day

  • Frame and personalize Solve’s challenges
  • Ideate and research potential solutions
  • Refine and prototype solution designs
  • Submit ideas and pitch to the group!

Challenges 2017

  • Youth, Skills, and the
  • Workforce of the Future
  • Sustainable Urban Communities
  • Brain Health
  • Women & Technology
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