MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact.
Chowberry was invited into the Solve Innovation Ecosystem to join the judging panel for the Global Maker Challenge on Sustainable and Healthy Food for All, which addresses the question, How can urban populations increase access to healthy and sustainable foods, despite rapid urbanization?
Participation in the Sustainable and Healthy Food for All judging panel was by invitation-only and comprised of an interdisciplinary group of cross-sector thought leaders who support the promotion of the challenge, judge the solutions received on the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity’s open innovation platform, and help select the winners at the Global Maker Challenge Pitch event which was to be held in Hannover, Germany on April 22, 2020, however, was effectively turned into a virtual event due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
As part of the judging panel, Chowberry was helped MIT Solve review projects for the global maker challenge on “Sustainable and Healthy Food for All” providing advice on relevance of projects to the current state of the global food system.
Chowberry now belongs to the MIT Solve Ecosystem of innovation stakeholders, participating and collaborating on innovation related programs in the context of food systems and value chains.