MIT Solve

As part of our mission to Empower Women & Girls Through Technology and to continue to our work in harnessing technology for social impact, we are now firm partners with MIT Solve to combine the legacy of our Wireless Innovation Project® program with their distinguished Solver teams awards for Global Challenges. Our joint creation is the Vodafone Americas Foundation Innovation for Women Prize. Our new prize awards solutions that use technology to empower and enrich the lives of women and girls. With our partner MIT Solve, we will support advocacy and gender work for women in and through technology in order to elevate women’s voices and create positive and sustainable change within their communities around the world.

Wireless Innovation Project

Since its launch in 2009, the Wireless Innovation Project, has built a strong network of inspiring entrepreneurs developing technologies that positively impact communities around the world. Our flagship competition awarding $600,000 in grants annually was designed to find the latest connected innovations designed to address critical issues facing the global community. Over the course of 10 years, the Vodafone Americas Foundation WIP has awarded $6.1 million in grants for scalable, social good technologies focused on “Connecting for Good.” We are proud of our 30 winners who have directly affected more than 60 million lives across 40 different countries.