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Background

2016 IIC Challenge Categories

A total of $1 million will be awarded to grand prizewinners and four runners-up in each of the following four challenge categories:

  1. Skills: How do we retrain members of our workforce to prepare them for opportunities of the future?
  2. Matching: How do we connect qualified individuals with open opportunities for work?
  3. Humans + machines: How do we augment human labor with technology?
  4. New models: How do we create new operational practices and business models to revolutionize the existing labor market?

 

For more information please visit the IIC web site.

 

IIC Phases and milestones 2016-2017

Phase 1 - Solution generation: Competition teams self-assemble (whether at start-ups, in teams within corporations, at nonprofits, etc.), register with the IIC, and begin ideating solutions to the IIC challenge categories.  Each competition team becomes its own Solve @x “event, working together to prepare a solution pitch. 

Milestones: March 1, 2016: Challenge categories announced, registration opens;

June 15, 2016: Registration closes;

August 10, 2016: 25 finalists announced.

Phase 2 - Solution pitching and awards at Solve @HUBWeek: This public event, open to all MIT students and faculty, as well as attendees of the Boston city-wide HUBweek festival, is the platform for deepening our understanding of the 25 finalists’ solutions and rewarding the best solutions. IIC judges will announce one winner per challenge category; additional solutions may be selected based on merit.

Milestones: September 26-29: Solve @HUBWeek

Phase 3 - Solution evolution (and IIC Second Wave begins): The winning teams will continue implementing their solutions, leveraging the resources and network they acquired through Solve and IIC. The goal is for the teams to make significant headway towards solving their challenge category. (Challenge generation begins again for the 2017 class of the IIC. 2017 solutions generated and finalists to be announced.)

Milestones: October 2016 – May 2017

Phase 4 - Solution selection and mobilizaiton: 

At Solve @MIT in 2017, the first wave of IIC teams will give an update on their progress and work with the Solve community to further develop their programs. Solve invitees will break into small groups to work directly with the top teams to help them refine and advance their Solutions.

Milestones: May, 2017: Solve @MIT

Judging Criteria

For more detailed information on scoring, please visit the IIC web site.

Prizes

A total of $1 million will be awarded to grand prizewinners and four runners-up in each of the following four challenge categories. For more information please visit the IIC web site.