Dealflow | June 2, 2017

MIT competition to “Solve” brain health and other challenges

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MIT’s 2017 Solve competition will have four new tracks: Youth, Skills, and the Workforce of the Future; Sustainable Urban Communities; Women and Technology; and Brain Health.

The costs of diminished brain productivity, the challenge brief says, “amounts to more than 10 billion lost days of work globally per year, or about $1 trillion USD in lost economic output — not including the cost of treatment.”

The competition is in its third year; entries last year tackled refugee education, carbon emissions and disease.

The deadline for applications is August 1.