Solver Spotlight

Each year, Solve selects the most promising Solver® teams who will drive transformational change in the world.

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2023 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How are Indigenous innovators in the US and Canada building upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

Coalescence Curriculum on Carnivore Coexistence

A braiding of culture, science, and technology into a decolonial and interactive online education platform where youth can learn how to coexist with large carnivores.

Stephanie Barron Team Lead


Creating an indigenous space in controlled environment agriculture for tribal economic development and community resiliency through training and knowledge sharing.

Chantel Harrison Team Lead

Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Providing work-based learning opportunities to the youth of Hana through a service-oriented education continuum to strengthen environmental stewardship, cultural identity, intergenerational relationships, and technical skills.

Lipoa Kahaleuahi Team Lead

Natives Rising

Economic and spiritual empowerment through tech careers, entrepreneurship, STEM education, mentorship, community and belonging.

Danielle Forward Team Lead

Shawish Market

Shawish is a virtual Indigenous marketplace. Unlike other marketplaces, Shawish does not charge vendors different fees, thus making it affordable and accessible to all.

Amanda Bernard Team Lead


Totem is creating a new tradition of Native wealth-building through digital banking.

Amber Buker Team Lead


Waniskâw is a free online self-directed learning platform for Indigenous youth across turtle-island to create and share digital artwork.

Nodin Cutfeet Team Lead

Learning for Civic Action Challenge

How can all people learn about and take civic action to improve their communities and the world?

Health in Fragile Contexts Challenge

How can we build resilience in health systems and maintain access to care despite destabilizing events?

Financial Inclusion Challenge

How can we provide financially excluded individuals and small enterprises with the tools they need to withstand financial shocks and build wealth?

2022 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How can Native innovators in the US build upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

Alliance for Tribal Clean Energy

Building the capacity of Native American tribes to pursue energy independence with renewable resources in a self-determined way, leading to a restoration of sovereignty and hope.

Cheri Smith Team Lead

Indigenous Ecological Knowledge & First Foods

We combat Indigenous food insecurity by providing free traditional foods and food justice education to Natives living in rural and urban spaces.

Brooke Rodriguez Team Lead

Intergenerational Healing - Resilience through Culture

Reclaiming Indigenous education through curriculum development guided by First Language Speakers and backed by neurobiology, behavioral health experts, and education experts.

Cree Whelshula Team Lead


Building a bridge of understanding and communication between tribes, cities, and the state of Arizona on agriculture & irrigation policy.

Valerisa Gaddy Team Lead

Mana Mama / Anax Angil

Bringing maternal child health into the home and across Turtle Island.

Jacquelyn Ingram Team Lead

ONNSFA scholarship app: Increasing technology information

An app to use for scholarship applications and a foundation for introducing technology to the Navajo Nation.

Brittany Gene Team Lead

Reclaim! A game that unites Ojibwe language, land and beings

A video game in the Ojibwe language to support Indigenous learners

Mary Hermes Team Lead

Rematriation Public Awareness Campaign

Indigenous Knowledge Keepers sharing their insight on customs, ceremonies, and languages to educate others about their traditional ways of knowing.

Michelle Schenandoah Team Lead

Climate: Ecosystems + Housing

How might communities protect high-carbon ecosystems and create low-carbon housing for all?

Amazon Gatherers for the Future

Promoting sustainable non-timber forest harvesting with local Amazon communities through big data analysis and a GIS-based prototype.

Joaquín Gastelbondo Team Lead


BIOSORRA transforms crop waste into crop yield by producing a biochar soil improver that increases farm crops by up to 200% while sequestering CO2.

Ines Serra Team Lead

Clean Energy Hubs

Supporting faith-based organizations and schools by showcasing the community-wide benefits of clean energy.

Anthony Kinslow II Team Lead


Developing green and affordable housing products and upskilling local masons to better the living conditions of the most vulnerable people.

Gayatri Datar Team Lead

Easy Housing

Easy Housing offers circular and biobased housing in the Global South that is carbon-neutral and climate-resilient and uses sustainably-sourced timber and local value chains.

Wolf Bierens Team Lead

Housing NOW

Prefabricated, modular, and low-cost housing in Myanmar using innovative bamboo structures.

Raphaël Ascoli Team Lead

MycoTile Panels

Wall and roof insulation panels made of agricultural waste (sugar bagasse, coffee husks, and corn cobs), bonded organically with oyster mushroom mycelium.

Mtamu Kililo Team Lead

Regenerating soil with cultivated kelp

Using cultivated kelp in regenerative agriculture to showcase application of biostimulants, which decreases dependence on chemical fertilizers.

Felipe Villela Team Lead

Re-engaging Learners

How can we bridge learning gaps for the most underserved children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 so they can thrive and succeed?


Self-learning Braille literacy device that helps the visually impaired learn to read, write, and type in Braille through audio-guided content.

Sanskriti Dawle Team Lead


Social Cipher is a video game-based platform that uses the power of storytelling to facilitate social-emotional learning and increase a sense of belonging for neurodiverse youth.

Vanessa Castañeda Gill Team Lead

Batonga's Podcasts for Equality: rural girl-led storytelling

Wenceslas Djokpe Team Lead

I Read Arabic

I Read Arabic is a digital, leveled-reading, Arabic language library aimed at improving literacy outcomes.

Rama Kayyali Team Lead

Kibo - Inclusive Education for Blind

Enabling visually-impaired students to Listen, Translate, Digitize & Audio'tize™ any kind of printed, handwritten & digital content across 60+ languages.

Akshita Sachdeva Team Lead

Lakou Kajou's Eksploratoryòm

Science in your pocket! Fun, engaging, distance learning for Haitian students.

Suzanne Cole Team Lead


Language-free, evidence-based, early math, visual-spatial, and cognitive development program for children aged 3-9, including those with special education needs.

Tahereh Pazouki Team Lead

Offline Squared: Project-based learning with Kolibri

Offline-first edtech and guidance materials to support project-based blended learning in low-resource environments with no internet connectivity.

Navya Akkinepally Team Lead

Equitable Health Systems

How can we build affordable, accessible, and high-quality health systems that serve everyone, everywhere?

Light Every Birth

We Care Solar designs and delivers solar power solutions to energy-deficient frontline health facilities to save lives in childbirth.

Laura Stachel Team Lead


Improving health outcomes by expanding access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to under-resourced communities.

Erica Plybeah Team Lead

Moving Health

We design, build, and distribute safe, emergency transportation in ambulances in areas without ambulance coverage.

Emily Young Team Lead

omgyno: Home Testing & Telehealth

Progressive gynecology that includes home testing & telehealth options to overcome stigma & discrimination.

Doreen Toutikian Team Lead

Oxygen as a Service

Improving equitable access to medical care by using digitized solutions to efficiently manage medical oxygen delivery and availability.

Aishat Adeniji Team Lead

Same Same: A lifeline for LGBTQI+ youth

SameSame provides mental health support to LGBTQI+ youth living in countries where fear and stigma prevent equitable access to identity-affirming care.

Jono McKay Team Lead


Inclusive, sustainable healthcare access for vulnerable, remote groups in conflict-affected countries through a novel telehealth service.

Emtithal Mahmoud Team Lead

Tarjimly: Translating for Humanity

Eliminating language barriers for global health systems through the widespread adoption of the Tarjimly mobile app.

Atif Javed Team Lead

The Care Economy

How can we make giving and receiving care accessible, affordable, and valued for all?

Care Xchange - Staff Share

Creating increased care capacity enabling providers to share staff and increasing care workers’ earning potential.

Jonathan Key Team Lead

Carina Care Matching Platform

An easy to use web-based platform that brings good jobs to care workers by matching them with individuals and families in need of care.

Nidhi Mirani Team Lead


Web and phone-based application to facilitate access to professional support services for persons with disabilities.

Ronald Kasule Team Lead


An AI-powered health platform democratizing access to health care through community health workers.

Tafadzwa Munzwa Team Lead

Jamii Life

Jamii Life empowers Black and colored health workers and family caregivers through tools and training to deliver high-quality home care to those unable to access or afford it, transforming them into valued members of the workforce.

Zeenith Ebrahim Team Lead

Kidogo - quality child care through social franchising

Kidogo improves access to quality, affordable childcare through social franchising, ensuring children receive the best possible start to life.

Sabrina Habib Team Lead

Pie for Providers

Turbotax for child care - open source software to help child care providers claim government funding.

Chelsea Sprayregen Team Lead


The RE-Assist application is a patient-facing, digital health platform that replaces the paper list directory in care planning.

Ashley Barrow Team Lead

2022 Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge

Are you 24 and under and passionate about making a positive impact in your community and the world? If your answer is “yes!,” we want to hear about your solution.

Cropfix by eAgro

Farm Wise, Farm With Us

Tafadzwa Chikwereti Team Lead


Building Gender Inclusive Digital Economies

Elizabeth Nyamwange Team Lead


Hydroquo+ is focused on delivering water intelligence to drive water safety and availability with actionable insights

Zahin Razeen Team Lead


In-Sync is a health-tech solution that provides optimum mental health care to people with mental illness and emotional needs through the use of artificial intelligence and the power of people

Opeyemi Etiwe Team Lead


Centralized infrastructure to store, catalog, analyze, and share video discovery in the criminal justice system to improve case outcomes for low-income defendants

Devshi Mehrotra Team Lead


Green Nanotechnology extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by 33 days

Sandra Namboozo Team Lead

KLAW Industries

KLAW Industries processes waste glass that is sent to the landfill into a partial replacement for cement in concrete called Pantheon

Jacob Kumpon Team Lead


Sprxng is a reusable menstrual product that includes therapy for menstrual pain. At Sprxng, we are dedicated to combating menstrual stigma and menstrual poverty

Phyllis Mugadza Team Lead

Tripple P

Managing food waste using insect technology to provide affordable and eco-friendly animal feed and fertilizer

Gloria Cherono Team Lead


Giving Vision, Creating Insight

Olarinde Olokuntoye Team Lead

2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

Antiracist Technology in the US

How can communities of color use technology to advance racial equity and access economic opportunity, health, and safety?

Learning for Girls & Women

How can marginalized girls and young women access quality learning opportunities to succeed?

Amplify Her Voice (MAIA)

Empowering Mayan Girls to break through Guatemala’s indigenous talent gap using education and technology

Martha Lidia Oxi Chuy Team Lead

Asia Initiatives Learning Cascades

Transforming learning for women and girls with the power of technology and social capital

Geeta Mehta (Reviewer Account) Team Lead


Thaki advances inclusion by enhancing women and girls’ digital literacy and skills among displaced refugees and vulnerable communities.

Rudayna Abdo Team Lead

Empower 1.5 Million Girls to go to School

Build community ownership to create and sustain increased enrollment and retention for girls, and improve learning outcomes of children.

Safeena Husain Team Lead

Girls-4-Girls (Kytabu)

A virtual classroom for Kenyan girls that also serves as a digital platform for peer-to-peer mentorship and collaboration.

Tonee Ndungu Team Lead

Sisters of Code

The first female coding club in Cambodia, offering free training and empowering girls and young women to study technology

Natalja Rodionova Team Lead

Yiya AirScience

Increasing access to education for rural African girls by providing interactive STEM learning experiences via basic keypad phones and radios

Erin Fitzgerald Team Lead

Maternal & Newborn Health

How can every woman, new mother, and newborn access the care they need to survive and thrive?

2020 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?

EA Ecoversity

Empowering Native Hawaiian youth and young adults to reach their highest potential and solve 21st century challenges by reconnecting to their Native language and culture.

Kū Kahakalau Team Lead

Food from Fire

Reduce fire hazards and grow food year-round with biomass heated greenhouses—promoting Indigenous led community sustainability, increased food security, and climate change adaptation.

Eva Burk Team Lead

Indigenous DC

A mobile application with digital maps featuring Native American sites of importance and contributions to the nation's capital city.

Elizabeth Rule Team Lead


Indigikitchen uses digital media to restore the knowledge associated with traditional Indigenous foods

Mariah Gladstone Team Lead

International Wakashan AI Consortium

The international Wakashan language communities are uniting to build a shared Voice AI, overcoming borders and barriers.

Michael Running Wolf Team Lead

Protect Medicinal Plants

To protect, to preserve, and to honor Indigenous environments and people.

Richelle Thomas Team Lead


ShockTalk is a culturally tailored, and AI-assisted, telemental health platform, connecting Indigenous clients to Indigenous therapists trained in cultural humility.

Austin Serio Team Lead

2020 Health Security & Pandemics

How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

AHSA Platform

An AI-driven platform that forecasts demand for essential healthcare products and ensures their timely delivery across African health systems

Bramuel Mwalo Team Lead

Biometrics for vaccine delivery (Simprints Technology)

Using contactless biometrics for verified delivery of vaccines at the frontlines to minimise waste and improve data quality

Alexandra Grigore Team Lead

Jute cellulose-based biodegradable PPE

Jute-polymer based, recyclable, biodegradable, oligo-chitosan coated personal protective equipment for healthcare workers

Mehjabin Tishan Mahfuz Team Lead


A spatial and temporal predictive analytics Decision Support System (DSS) for public health and governance

Aditya Sharma Team Lead

Moskeet (TrakitNow, Inc)

Real-time, integrated vector and disease management platform for prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases

Satish Cherukumalli Team Lead

PENSA *660#

Multi-channel and bi-directional mHealth platform providing free, MoH-approved health information to people with low-tech phones and limited access to health services

Valter Cumbi Team Lead

PODD (Opendream)

Pre-spillover participatory community disease detection surveillance platform

Patipat Susumpow Team Lead

Sustainable Food Systems

How can we produce and consume low-carbon, resilient, and nutritious food?

Coastal Communities

How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?

Work of the Future

How can those most affected by the technology-driven transformations of work create productive and prosperous livelihoods for themselves?

Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?

Plus Education

Creating access to quality learning for restricted village environments

Clary Castrission Team Lead

The Rumie Initiative

Making free digital education accessible to underserved communities worldwide

Kyle Lubieniecki Team Lead

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Building a community of volunteer translators to bring digital making to the world

Nina Szymor Team Lead

Open Learning Exchange

Helping disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to build and maintain a fulfilling life

Richard R. Rowe Team Lead

Baan Dek Foundation

Leveraging tech tools to teach kids life skills at scale

Allison Sanders Team Lead

Kolorob Jobs

Enabling Bangladeshi youth to transition out of exploitative jobs into careers in the formal sector

David Sweeting Team Lead


Preparing dropped-out, underserved youth in Indonesia to pass their exams and succeed in the workforce

Muhamad Iman Usman Team Lead

Code Nation

Equipping students in under-resourced schools with the skills needed to launch careers in tech

Rebecca Novak Team Lead


Scaling the impact of humanitarian aid, global development, and environmental protection efforts with robotics solutions

Patrick Meier Team Lead

The Ultimate Learning Accelerator

Transforming after-school learning through tech-enabled centers

James Centenera Team Lead

Peripheral Vision International

Giving geographically remote audiences access to educational training in their own language

Paul Falzone Team Lead
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