Global grassroots innovation tackling the COVID-19 crisis, fueled by the MIT ecosystem

The MIT COVID-19 Challenge harnessed the passion, enthusiasm and expertise of thousands of innovators world-wide via a series of virtual hackathons that resulted in initiatives that address the many challenges related to COVID-19. The MIT COVID-19 Challenge was launched in March 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative was built by members of the MIT community with the foundational support of the MIT Innovation Initiative, Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and MIT Hacking Medicine.


March 21, 2020

Beat the Pandemic I

April 3-5, 2020

Africa Takes on COVID-19

May 1-3, 2020

COVID-19 Datathon

May 10-16, 2020

Beat the Pandemic II

May 29-31, 2020

Latin America vs. COVID-19

June 19-21, 2020

India Turning the Tide

August 28-30, 2020

Hack 4 the Future

November 6-8, 2020

MIT COVID-19 ChallengeĀ Ecosystem