A crowd-sourced social impact competition awarding prizes for innovative solutions to society’s biggest challenges based on votes of the public.
THE PEOPLE'S PRIZE FOR MIT SOLVE
MIT Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation with a mission to solve world challenges.
MIT Solve 2020 Health Security & Pandemics Challenge:
How can communities around the world prepare for, detect,
and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?
People's Prize selected three MIT Solver teams from the 15 finalists in this challenge.
MIT Solve's experts short-listed finalists from over 700 applicants from 95 countries.
All three teams will receive strategy and promotional support
from prize partners in anticipation of the voting competition.
SUMMIT IMPACT PEOPLE'S PRIZE
Thanks to a combination of generous donors and matching grants, the Summit Impact People’s Prize
will fund Summit Impact Labs, a new platform for collaboration toward social good.
Funds from the prize will go toward building the Impact Labs platform. Based on voting by the
Summit Impact community during the Young World Leaders Summit Dec 11-13, a portion of these
funds will be split 50%, 30%, 20% as special funding for Summit Impact's first three labs in 2021.
Criminal Justice Policy
After a year of writing progressive policy papers with Lab Director, DA George Gascon, Summit Impact is renewing our Criminal Justice Policy Lab for the next two years. Summit Impact will be collaborating with progressive DAs across the country to enact policy reform, sharing new creative media, and supporting innovators who are leading the shift from incarceration to community corrections.
This is a critical time to devote resources, ingenuity, and the power of networks toward conserving and regenerating our planet. Through Summit Impact's Conservation Leadership lab, we’ll be partnering with Conservation International to support the next generation of conservation leaders in 33 countries worldwide, and working with indigenous youth conservation leaders to support interconnected initiatives.
Future of Work for Underestimated Youth
1 in 7 young people (more than 4 million) are disconnected from the US economy. Disconnected youth face outcomes that extend for their lifetimes - higher unemployment, lower wages, and higher likelihood of contact with the criminal justice system. In Summit Impact's Future of Work lab, we'll be supporting leading social entrepreneurs who are working to uplift underestimated youth in context of COVID-19 and the impending unemployment crisis.
Date TBD 2021
People's Prize selects three Solver teams from MIT Solve's Health Securities & Pandemics Challenge.
Summit Impact selects the three Pilot Impact Labs launching in March 2021.
MIT Solve People's Prize global online voting competition.
Participants at Young World Leaders Summit vote on how prize funding will be distributed between the three labs.
Summit finalists celebrated in the closing keynote talk at Young World Leaders Summit.
People's Prize for MIT Solve finalists celebrated in a virtual awards ceremony.
Cohort and program development begin for each lab.