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2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge Launched in San Francisco

March 29, 2019

The MIT IIC launch event, held at Autodesk headquarters in San Francisco March 13, kicked off the 2019 global tournament for inclusive innovation. 

View the lively discussion with (from right, above) IDE co-director, Andrew McAfee, Autodesk CEO, Andrew Anagnost, and Wired's Emily Dreyfuss.

Also watch IDE Director, Erik Brynjolfsson, and IIC Executive Producer, Devin Cook, (in photos below) set the stage for this year's challenge and the greater challenge to be addressed: shared prosperity in the digital economy.  IDE leaders said the IIC will again award $1.6 million — $250,000 to each of four organizations revolutionizing the future of work and economic opportunity.

Following last year’s lead, the challenge will take place on five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. and Canada. Registration is open now through May 9. Regional finalists will be announced July 23 and winners will be recognized at regional celebrations. The challenge will culminate with a Global Grand Prize Gala at MIT on November 21.

Read more here.