The Resonance Test Speaks with MIT Solve's Alex Amouyel

social innovation

“It All Starts with Optimism, in the Sense that You Have to Believe that These Challenges Are Solvable”

The Resonance Test 42: Alex Amouyel

January 20, 2020
by Gaurav RohatgiKen Gordon

The world has many problems, but few solutions—too few good, effective, scalable solutions. MIT Solve seeks to change this. Solve, “a community of cross-sector leaders devoted to identifying and supporting solutions to actionable challenges through open innovation,” is helmed by Executive Director Alex Amouyel, who recently popped over to our Boston studio for a chat with Gaurav Rohatgi, Co-Lead of EPAM Continuum’s Life Sciences Vertical.

Amouyel explains that Solve is a “marketplace for social impact innovation,” to which Rohatgi asks: Why is such a marketplace necessary? In this free-flowing conversation, Amouyel talks about many topics: How her biochemistry background helps her communicate with her STEM-based network, a Solver team's cool childhood development milestones app, and the profound importance of optimism in social innovation. She also provides important details about the Challenge Design Workshop we’re co-hosting with Solve, in our Boston studio, on Tuesday, January 28, at 3 p.m. (register here). We hope you enjoy the dialogue and invite you to join us for the workshop—and perhaps a chance to have your own conversation with Amouyel.

Host: Pete Chapin
Editor: Kyp Pilalas
Producer: Ken Gordon

The Resonance Test 42: Alex Amouyel
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