IDEAS Events & Deadlines


Fall Generator Dinner

Thursday, October 5, 7:00-9:00pm
Morss Hall, Walker Memorial, Bldg 50
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Are you interested in learning more about innovation and social entrepreneurship opportunities at MIT? Working on a project to help underserved communities? Need funding? Want to recruit new team members? Want to get involved, but don't yet have an idea?

Join us for dinner. Pitch an idea. Find a team.

This is an excellent opportunity to recruit team members or join a team! Spend the evening networking with other students who care about social innovation and entrepreneurship. Come pitch your project or your skills, or simply attend to hear more about projects others are working on.

New Reviewer Training Session

Wednesday, Oct 25, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: PKG Center Conference Room, W20-549

Join us as a volunteer to make IDEAS a success this year! We'll be training new reviewers on our competition criteria, how to help teams strengthen their proposals, and how to use our online review platform. Dinner will be served! If you're interested in joining us as a volunteer reviewer, sign up here.

Proposal Writing Workshops

Thursday, Oct 19, 5-6pm
Thursday, Oct 26, TBD
Monday, Oct 30, TBD
Location: PKG Center Conference Room, W20-549

If you have questions about the IDEAS entry process, we can help answer them! Join us for one of these drop-in workshops to learn more about our criteria and how to craft a strong scope statement. Not sure if your project fits IDEAS program requirements? Come ask us at these workshops!


First IDEAS Entry Deadline

Thursday, November 2 by 6:00pm EST
MIT Team Leaders: Register your team on our application site!

Have an innovative project that could make a positive change in the world? Enter in the IDEAS Global Challenge for a chance to win up to $15k per team to make your idea a reality. Teams must be led by a full-time MIT student and must demonstrate that MIT students have made a significant contribution to the innovation. Email with questions.