IDEAS awards offer a ‘launching point’ for ventures
May 3, 2013Social entrepreneurs take home thousands of dollars from the IDEAS Global Challenge to help launch startups, develop inventions.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bluelight
April 30, 2013The team is developing a layaway payment system in Jordan to provide low-income consumers with greater access to capital.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bounce Imaging
April 17, 2013The venture has developed a low-cost, throwable device for first responders to assess dangerous situations.
Scaling Development Ventures conference goes digital in face of storm
February 15, 2013Speakers and attendees from around world convene online to share lessons learned on the path to 'scaling-up' products and services for global social impact.
Bose Corporation and MIT students meet for speed mentorship
December 13, 2012Student-led social impact ideas furthered with insights from Bose employees and executives.
Matthew Orosz awarded Echoing Green Fellowship to further off-grid energy work
July 5, 2012Newly minted MIT PhD selected for two-year social entrepreneurship fellowship.
IDEAS Global Challenge coordinator discusses intersection of innovation and public service
April 20, 2012Facilitated by Kate Mytty, competition will award up to $10,000 per team next month.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: True Africa
April 9, 2012Improving access to local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Recovers.org
February 24, 2012Out of a crisis that struck close to home, sisters develop innovative disaster relief solution.
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 8, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.
How a simple phone call could provide Haitians with work
January 25, 2011Media Lab students deploy trial of free phone service in Port-Au-Prince to match Haiti's unemployed with reconstruction jobs.
Coming soon: The MIT Global Challenge
January 5, 2011For 10 years, student innovators have helped underserved communities through the IDEAS Competition. Soon, the global MIT community can join the effort.
In the World: Turning waste into profit
November 19, 2010Students aim to improve Kenyan slum-dwellers’ access to basic sanitation — and generate renewable energy and jobs along the way.
MIT teams dominate national energy contest
October 22, 2010Three MIT-connected teams were among five finalists and won top two prizes in ConocoPhillips award program
MIT students shine at USAID Science and Technology forum
September 24, 2010
Researching and writing a thesis (and a blog) in Tanzania
January 6, 2010Mechanical Engineering major, Tish Scolnik ’09, is spending this January developing her thesis focused on appropriate technology for the developing world.
IDEAS Competition team Lebônê Solutions wins Popular Mechanics award
October 29, 2009A dirt-powered battery developed by Lebônê Solutions Inc., a 2009 MIT IDEAS Competition team, was recently named one of the 10 Most Brilliant Innovations of 2009 by Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Tish Scolnik ’10 selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women
October 19, 2009The October issue of Glamour Magazine has named 2009 Truman Scholar Tish Scolnik as one of their Top 10 College Women, recognizing her work on mobility issues for the disabled.