STORM shortlisted as Regional Finalist for MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2018

July 23, 2018 | News

MIT IIC Asia Finalists STORM

In a continuation of STORM’s successes in different areas, STORM successfully gets shortlisted as one of the 12 MIT IIC Asia Finalists who will compete to be the Regional Winner in the Regional Celebration in Bangkok, Thailand on August 24, 2018.

STORM is joined in the Top 12 Asia Finalists by Connected Women, CreditEase, FTCash, Gnowbe, iMerit, Interview Air, Kinara, Plastics For Change, Ricult, Simple Motion and SolShare. Other regions who are completing their set of finalists include Africa, North America, Latin America and Europe. A panel of global leaders will judge all regional finalists and select twenty Regional Winners from all regions where the Global Champion Committee will select four Global Grand Prize winners.

The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) 2018 is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) flagship project on the Initiative for Digital Economy (IDE) agenda. The project rewards over one million dollars in prizes each year to the regions’ most innovative entrepreneurs who use technology to reinvent the future of work. The IDE hopes that with this initiative, greater prosperity can be shared throughout the world.

The IIC focuses on supporting organizations who have the potential to provide economic opportunities for people around the world. According to the MIT IIC website, “by identifying and promoting the powerful global community of future of work visionaries, the IIC proactively accelerates the technology-driven solutions enabling greater economic opportunity for working people around the world facing the challenge of rapidly advancing digital progress.”
In the past two years, over 1,500 organizations participated in the IIC from Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America and Europe highlighting the steep competition and massive support that surrounds this initiative draws.

For more information on the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, visit the website here


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