Sponsored by: MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is MIT’s premier future of work prize, awarding $1.6 million annually to entrepreneurs using technology to create economic opportunity for workers. We collaborate with like-minded organizations in five regions to select and celebrate sixty Regional Finalists from across the globe. Twenty Regional Winners proceed to MIT where four Global Grand Prize Winners each win $250,000 and world-wide recognition.

The IIC awards over one million dollars in prizes to future of work entrepreneurs in four categories that holistically represent the solution types necessary to build an economy that works for all in the digital era.

  • Skills Development & Opportunity Matching
  • Income Growth & Job Creation
  • Technology Access
  • Financial Inclusion

Who Should Apply?

MIT seeks start-ups and entrepreneurial organizations of any age, size, or type (for-profit or non-profit), located anywhere in the world that are creating economic opportunity for moderate and low income earners.


  • Application deadline: Thursday, May 9, 2019

For more information, visit the IIC website