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Competition Organizer

MIT Public Service Center

Local US Event
Cambridge, MA
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
  • High School - Global
Who's Eligible

MIT invites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their collaborators.

Important Dates

1. ONLINE - With online judges from April 15 - April 29. During this time, online judges will reach out to teams via email to ask follow-up questions.

2. FACE TO FACE - On April 30, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at MIT's Stata Center, all teams entering will participate in the Poster and Judging Session. Teams will display a poster and any sort of prototypes they may have. ** The IDEAS Global Challenge will reimburse teams for the price of printing for one, unmounted poster up to 20 x 30". Be sure save your receipt.** More details will be sent in advance.