“We will do more than talk about the greatest problems facing our world. We will set the course to solve them.” – L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT


MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. Each year, Solve issues 4 or 5 Global Challenges to find the most promising Solver teams who will drive transformational change. Solve then convenes a cross-sector community of leaders in philanthropy, business, government, and academia to build partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact.

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  • March 1, 2021: Challenges Opening  
  • June 3 & 4: Antropia ESSEC’s Solveathon to support european candidates with their application
  • June 16: Deadline to submit a solution
  • July – August: Finalists Selection
  • End of August: Worldwide finalists support before the Finals by Antropia ESSEC
  • September 18, 2021 : Solve Challenge Finals ; 40 Solver selected

At stake

  • Financial prizes (more than $1,5 million distributed in 2020)
  • Networking & linking with members of the Solve community to develop the impact of your project (investment funds, foundations, large companies, researchers, etc.)
  • A training seminar at MIT
  • Strong media coverage of your project

Antropia ESSEC’s support


Antropia ESSEC is MIT Solve’s partner since 2018, and propose 2 trainings for the applicants:

  • A Solveathon for the european candidates, on June 3 & 4 morning (9am – 1pm), to help you refine your application
  • A Pitch and Jury Training for the finalists worldwide, by the end of August 2021

To apply for MIT Solve and receive assistance in refining your application, register for Solveathon Antropia ESSEC on June 3 & 4 morning, here:

Feedback on Antropia ESSEC’s support in 2020

In 2020, Antropia ESSEC supported 70% of the finalists and 20 of the 35 winners.

  • 3 highlights:
    • June 2020: “Solveathon”, two days of intensive online training, in June 2020, to help participants consolidate their application
    • September 2020:
      • Preparation for questions and answers with an American expert
      • Final training with juries connected from all over the world: entrepreneurs, investors, MIT and ESSEC alumni, employees of partner companies of Anthropia ESSEC (Deloitte, Veolia, FAMAE Impact)
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  • Antropia ESSEC supported candidates from 19 countries and 6 continents
  • 96% of participants recommend the training
  • 97% of participants found these trainings useful
  • 9 out of 10 participants say they are satisfied to very satisfied

This competition is for you if:


  • You are leading a project using tech
  • You are Solving one Challenge of 2021
  • You can show a first proof of your impact

To apply for MIT Solve 2021 Challenges, it’s here: