The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is in the final weeks of open registration for the North American component of the global competition. Collaborating with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, the Challenge encourages for- and non-profit organizations of any size to share how they use technology to improve economic opportunities for low and moderate-income earners.
The MIT IIC is seeking organizations whose solutions are beyond the idea phase and proving to solve one of the four following challenges, which comprise the MIT IIC categories:
- Skills Development & Opportunity Matching: How do we skill workers and provide pathways to the work opportunities of the future?
- Financial Inclusion: How do we ensure financial security and stability for more people? How do we enable more people to access the benefits of financial services?
- Income Growth & Job Creation: How do we ensure that workers earn sufficient and growing incomes to achieve satisfactory quality of life and living standards? How do we reimagine struggling industries and create new opportunities for work?
- Technology Access: How do we connect more people with internet and technology access, regardless of age, location, education, or ability?