MIT Health Security and Pandemics challenge 2020

Competition Grant / Award in Social Science
  • Apply Before : June 18, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13275
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate

Opportunity Description

The MIT Health Security and Pandemics Challenge is looking for improved solutions for prevention, accurate detection, rapid response, and invites tech innovation that could slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak. The solution focus must be on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and develop healthcare materials.

The latest of a series of infectious disease emergencies COVID-19 is and cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and Influenza, as scientists and developers, by supporting governments and multilateral organizations struggling to produce tests and deliver vaccines and treatments, but they are seeking tech innovators to play their roles as partners. Applicants with different backgrounds from any part of the world who have a solution for the hot today’s world challenge can apply and win mentorship and 10000 Dollars.



Deadline: 18 June 2020

Final announced: August 2020

Final pitch: 20 September 2020

Prize: 10000 Dollar

Extra benefits:

  • Traveling and accommodation costs.
  • Network opportunity.
  • Applicants will engage with a supportive community of peers, funders, and professionals to develop their initiative works based on Solve’s nine-month program.
  • Strategic guide pulse mentorship from solve and MIT networks.
  • Participate in the annual flagship program in May.
  • Will receive more than 1 Million Dollars in prize for funding the 2020 challenges.

Location: New York City, USA

Required language: English


  • Global applicants from any part of the world can submit a solution for the Solve’s challenge.
  • Applicants can apply personally or with a team or an organization.
  • The last winners with the new solution are also eligible to apply.

Solution type:

  • Applicants can submit an application with a different portfolio of solutions across geography, stage of development, team member’s gender.
  • Applicant’s submissions can be at all stages of development.

Evaluation criteria:

  • The application will be evaluated based on alignment, potential for impact, feasibility, innovative approach, scalability, partnership potential.

How to apply:

Applicants from around the world with a solution for the development concept can apply

For more info, please have a glance at the challenge website 

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