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IDEAS Teams

Meet the 2017 IDEAS Winners


On Saturday, April 29th at the IDEAS Innovation Showcase & Awards, we awarded ten teams grants totaling $95,000. These teams are:

Photo of the 2017 winners
 

2017 IDEAS Winners

Hey,Charlie
USA
$15,000
A minimally-invasive, behavioral modification platform for individuals in recovery for opioid addiction

The Okoa Project
Tanzania
$10,000
Creates cheap, effective medical transport with an ambulance trailer designed to attach to any motorcycle

MDaaS
Nigeria
$10,000
Provides high-quality refurbished equipment to hospitals with maintenance and training services

Kumej
India
$7,500
Provides educational infrastructure to improve study environments for underprivileged children
Drones for Humanity
Indonesia
$10,000
A system of heavy-lifting, cost-effective, and rapidly deployable drones for humanitarian aid logistics

Pukuni Community House
Ecuador
$7,500
An energy-autonomous, community-size education and communication hub

Need-a-Knee
India
$10,000
A competitive, high-performing transfemoral rotator available at a fraction of the cost
 
Joro
USA
$7,500
Promotes increased resource use efficiency by providing real-time emission tracking for smartphones
 
Biobot Labs
USA
$10,000
A novel approach to epidemiology that utilizes robotics and analytics to mine data from sewage
Nesterly
USA
$7,500
An online marketplace that matches university students who need affordable housing with empty-nesters

 

Current Teams


Meet the forty teams competing in the final round of the 2017 IDEAS Global Challege!

Check out their team profiles here.

Looking for a Team or Recruiting Teammates?

  • Attend an IDEAS Generator Dinner and pitch your idea! Tell the audience what skills you're looking for. Or if you don't have a project yet and are looking for a team, join us to network at the event. We host a dinner each October and February. More details on our Events page.
  • Post an advertisement on http://mithub.org/ - a site to connect student entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Join the MIT Co-Founder Connect group on Facebook
  • Attend events across campus where you can meet like-minded individuals! Check out the MIT Innovation Initiative site as a starting point.

Remember that all teams must be led by a full-time MIT student. If you're not an MIT student, we recommend posting information about your interests on http://mithub.org/ or checking out the teams that are already entering the competition this year to see if they are recuiting people!

Past Winners


Over the past 16 years, we have helped launch 150 winning teams with more than $975,000 in funding. These teams have one on to raise more than $40 Million in subsequent funding and investment, and half of the projects are still ongoing today. These winning projects have been implemented in 44 different countries. 

Map of IDEAS winning project locations