CENTURY Tech, one of the first cohort members on the EDUCATE programme, was one of 30 winning submissions – and the only one from the UK – in Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
More than 1,150 applicants from 11 countries took part in the event, presenting live pitches aimed at solving some of the world’s leading challenges to a panel of high-powered judges. This year, applicants were asked to solve one of the following global problems: coastal communities; frontlines of health; teachers and educators; and work of the future.
The finals were held in New York City on September 23, as a prelude to UN General Assembly week.
CENTURY, which was among only eight education companies to feature in the final line-up, is a learning platform that aims to reduce teacher workload while improving learner outcomes, with the use of data analytics and cognitive neuroscience.
Priya Lakhani, CENTURY CEO and Founder said: “During the two-day event, MIT Solve helped CENTURY Tech to meet new partners to collaborate with, from Ministers of Education wishing to deploy advanced technology in their schools, to investors and channel partners in harder to reach communities. We look forward to working with MIT Solve to establish more relationships in the sector and be an active member of the community. “
Solve’s Executive Director, Alex Amouyel, said: “Solve Challenge Finals is a unique opportunity to showcase the most promising tech-based solutions to global challenges.
“We had incredible diversity of solutions—non-profits, for-profits, academic projects, all ages, and over 110 countries were represented. The judges had the difficult task of choosing the most promising ones.”
As a Solver, CENTURY will have the opportunity to meet and build partnerships with other entrepreneurs to help accelerate their solutions. More than $650,000 of funding is available for selected Solver teams to advance their work.