Neopenda Wins USD 30,000 for the UN Women She Innovates Prize for Gender-Responsive Innovation
Neopenda, a startup that’s innovating medical technologies for high-growth emerging markets, starting with a wearable neonatal vital signs monitor has named recipient for this year’s UN Women She Innovates Prize for Gender-Responsive Innovation, made possible by Citi, with support from SAP Next-Gen at the MIT Solve
Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced the 33 new Solver teams and were selected at Solve Challenge Finals, the live pitch event to kick off UN General Assembly week in New York City.
The Solver class was selected by Solve’s Challenge Leadership Group judges as the most promising set of solutions tackling large-scale global Challenges. The new Solver class comes from 15 countries and was selected from a pool of 1,150 applicants from 110 countries. Out of the 33 new Solver teams, 61 percent are women-led; 64 percent of the selected solutions are for-profit, 24 percent are nonprofit, and 12 percent are hybrid organizations
We are incredibly inspired by each new Solver selected at Solve Challenge Finals as they advance solutions to four of the world’s biggest Challenges – Solve’s Executive Director, Alex Amouyel
Solve issues four Challenges each year to find the most promising Solver class to drive transformational change. Solve then deploys its global community of private, public, and nonprofit leaders to form partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact. This year, Solve received more than 1,150 solutions from 110 countries tackling its four Global Challenges: (1) Work of the Future, (2) Frontlines of Health, (3) Coastal Communities, and (4) Teachers & Educators.