MIT COVID 19 Challenge
We are rallying the innovation community to develop solutions towards the most pressing issues related to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa. We want to channel and unlock untapped potential into positive and meaningful efforts to rapidly create and implement solutions that truly address the pressing unmet needs and problems of today. Our goal is for teams to design and build local solutions to these now global problems.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
We are seeking a diverse group of participants. Participants ages 13+ of all experience levels, professional and academic backgrounds, and skill sets are welcome; what matters most is your commitment to making an impact and your willingness to collaborate.
STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH SYSTEM
How can you strengthen the health systems and health facilities that may face staff, supply, and resource shortages?
FLATTENING THE CURVE
42% of people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.90 per day. How can vulnerable populations protect themselves from the effects of COVID-19?
Friday, May 1
Event kickoff and team formation (Start time: 1 PM EST)
Saturday, May 2
Teams hone down on the problems, generate solutions, including proof of concepts, prototypes, and preliminary vision for execution
Sunday, May 3
Teams submit final presentation
Winners announced + next steps
Applications are due by April 28th at 11:59PM EST. If you are applying with a team, all team members must submit individual applications.