MIT IDE Inclusive Innovative Challenge 2019

MIT IDE Inclusive Innovative Challenge 2019

This call for applications is for the 2019 edition of The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC), the flagship initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). The MIT IDE Inclusive Innovative Challenge is a competition for tech-driven organisations that are re-inventing the future of work.




9 May 2019


Over $1,600,000 (one million dollars) in total prizes will be awarded to 64 winners in the following amounts:

Four grand prize winners will each receive $250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand dollars) and world-wide recognition
20 Regional winners will each receive $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars).
40 Regional winners will each receive $5,000 (five thousand dollars).

Winners will also benefit from resources provided by IIC partners.


May 9, 2019: Registration Closes
May 23, 2019: Application Closes
May 24-June 4, 2019: Administrative Review
June 5-July 10, 2019: Judge Evaluation
July 23, 2019: Regional Finalists Announced
August-October 2019: Regional Celebrations
November 21, 2019: Global Grand Prize Winners Announced

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


Credit: MIT IDE Inclusive Innovative Challenge 2019 

Date Added: 22 Apr 2019

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