Massachusetts Institute of Technology



The MIT IDEAS Competition


The IDEAS Competition is a campus-based innovation competition that encourages student teams to develop and implement projects that make a positive change in the world. Entries are judged on their innovation, feasibility, and community impact.

Since 2001, more than 50 IDEAS teams have received awards to implement innovative community-based solutions to real problems. IDEAS teams have worked in more than 25 countries, served the needs of tens of thousands of people, and secured over $2.2 million in follow-on funding from sources such as the World Bank, USAID, Microsoft, the Clinton Global Initiative, AT&T and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.

To get the latest information about teams and their progress, visit their Field Updates.