A Bangladeshi team, Bioforge, was announced as one of the Solver teams at this year's prestigious MIT Solve Challenge
A Bangladeshi team, Bioforge, was announced as one of the Solver teams at this year's prestigious MIT Solve Challenge. The team received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award for winning the "Maternal & Newborn Health" challenge, with their pitch for cost-effective and easy-to-assemble neonatal incubators for doctors with limited resources.
Bioforge is among the 35 new Solver teams selected from 20 countries. For the Solver class of 2020, a total prize funding of over USD 1 million was announced for winners of the challenges. Furthermore, the Bangladeshi team also secured the Community Prize in MIT Solve Challenge 2020.
The team will now have access to resources from MIT and partner organisations Microsoft and General Electric for technical, logistical and financial support. They will also be able to collaborate with other Solvers for the project and ask for assistance from MIT students and professors.