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Regional Winners

A Selection Panel of 16 regional leaders selected four IIC Latin American Winners, who will join us at MIT for the final round of the global tournament in November.

Latin America Finalists

Congratulations to the other Finalists in the Latin America Challenge.

Prize Amounts

In each of the four IIC Award Categories, three Latin American Finalists will be announced. These twelve Regional Finalists will fly to the IIC Latin America Celebration in São Paulo, Brazil. At this event, eight Regional Finalists will be awarded $5,000 USD. Four Regional Winners will receive $20,000 USD and an all-expenses paid trip to MIT, where they will have the opportunity to each win the $250,000 USD Global Grand Prize in their Award Category.

A Regional Challenge


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Mar 15, 2018 Registration Opens
May 07, 2018 Registration Deadline
May 15, 2018 Application Deadline
May 16, 2018 Administrative Review
May 24, 2018 Judge Evaluation Period
Jun 18, 2018 Finalist Validation Period
Aug 06, 2018 IIC LatAm Celebration
Nov 08, 2018 Global Grand Prize Gala
Nov 08, 2018 - Global Grand Prize Gala

The Event


IIC Latin America Celebration

Hosted at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, the IIC Latin America Celebration will feature an engaging, multilingual program of speakers and pitches. At the Celebration, the IIC Latin America Finalists will pitch their organizations to the audience. The Selection Panel will announce which of these innovators wins $20,000 and will progress to the Global Grand Prize Gala at MIT. The Celebration, featuring MIT IDE Co-Director Andrew McAfee, will be streamed LIVE on August 6 beginning at 6pm Brazil Time/5pm EDT on the MIT IIC’s Facebook page. For more information, follow us on Facebook.

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Selection Panel



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