Inclusive Innovation Challenge

The IIC is the flagship initiative of the IDE. We award over one million dollars in prizes to Inclusive Innovators, international organizations that are using technology to solve a grand challenge of our time — to create shared prosperity by reinventing the future of work.

Reinvent the Future of Work
The second annual IIC launched on March 22, 2017. For-profit and non-profit organizations of any size, age, or type and from any nation are encouraged to apply.
2016 Awards Coverage in the Boston Globe
“MIT awards focus on tech that helps low, middle-income workers”
IIC 2016 Winner Featured on PRI
“High-tech sewing machines are bringing a century-old Massachusetts textile mill back to life”
Why Inclusive Innovation?

We live in perhaps the greatest age of technological innovation in human history. Yet many people are not experiencing the benefits of this progress, despite actively seeking to more fully participate in and benefit from new educational, financial, and work opportunities.  

While jobs that were once pathways to guaranteed prosperity have dramatically changed or disappeared, we believe that Inclusive Innovators, wielding technology as a tool, are creating solutions to this challenge today. By reinventing the future of work, Inclusive Innovators are empowering people to improve their income and participate more fully in our rapidly evolving digital economy.

Our Challenges

In each year of the Challenge, we discover the groundbreaking solutions that are reinventing the future of work to create greater shared prosperity today.

Our Partners

Many organizations and individuals are increasingly focused on Inclusive Innovation, shared prosperity, and the future of work as paramount topics to address in today’s digital economy. We are fortunate to have the support of leading changemakers in this space. Our partners’ engagement as judges, applicant recruiting networks, media collaborators, and financial sponsors makes the IIC possible.