Merck is the exclusive European partner for 2018 for the Inclusive Innovation Challenge of the MIT

MIT Expands Premier $1M Future of Work Prize, Inclusive Innovation Challenge, with Global Tournament

We’re living in an era of profound digital transformation. How can people and organizations keep up with the changing economy, and more importantly, how can they thrive in it? To answer these questions, and promote and support an equitable future of work, the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) has launched in Europe. Registration closes on May 1, 2018.

The MIT IIC awards more than $1M to organizations using technology as a tool to drive economic opportunity for workers. The MIT IIC is now collaborating with partners in five regions – North America, Latin America (including Mexico), Europe, Africa, and Asia – to identify sixty Regional Finalists that will be celebrated at five high profile events across the globe. Twenty Winners will be selected to advance to the global grand prize celebration at MIT where over one million dollars will be awarded at a gala event featuring global tech leaders, policymakers, leading academics, funders, media, and more.

IIC Winners prove that while technology is taking jobs, it can also create jobs, expanding opportunity and economic growth. They are moving the jobs needle on both a global level (each organization’s solution is scalable) and grass roots level (lives and communities are being transformed). The MIT IIC’s goal is to support the growing global movement of entrepreneurs who are reinventing the future of work, accelerating Skilling, Job Creation, Financial Inclusion, and Technology Access.

Early and growth stage organizations – for-profit or non-profit – from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply today at Please share with your networks.

Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Merck is the exclusive European partner for 2018 for the Inclusive Innovation Challenge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is a competition, where start-ups/organisations, which develop technology-based innovations in the age of digitalization, are supported with awards. Together with the MIT, Merck is organizing the pre-competition in Europe, where the winners will receive 20.000 USD and can qualify for the Global Grand Prize of the MIT, where again 1.000.000 USD will be granted. The application phase has started now and the application deadline will be on 1 May 2018. Interested organisations can register and submit their applications.

Join the Movement!

Join us in supporting a future of work where the prosperity of the digital era is more broadly shared across the economic spectrum. If you are interested in supporting the MIT IIC as a Sponsor, Outreach Partner, or Media Partner, email

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