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“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
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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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