Implementing Solutions

Brain Health

How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?

Submissions are Closed

Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize Judges

Laura Callanan

Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab

​Rachel Goslins

Director, Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution

Leila W. Kinney

Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Scot Osterweil

Creative Director, Education Arcade; Research Director, MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program

Paul Sznewajs

Executive Director, Ingenuity



Co-Founder, Falkora

Noubar Afeyan

Co-Founder and Chairman, Moderna

Dr. Rebecca Brachman

Runway Fellow, Cornell Tech, Cornell University

United States

Joseph Coughlin

Founder and Director, MIT Age Lab

Robert Desimone

Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Alvaro Fernandez

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains

United States

Thomas Insel

President and Co-Founder, Mindstrong Health

Dr. Ruben Kalra MD, MBA

CEO, WellBrain | Recused from Judging

Kenneth Kaplan

Senior Advisor, Initiative for Health Systems Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Corinna Lathan

CEO, Co-Founder, and Board Chair, AnthroTronix, Inc.

Tan Le

Founder & CEO, EMOTIV Inc.

Sarah Lenz Lock J.D.

Senior Vice President for Policy, AARP; Executive Director, Global Council on Brain Health, AARP

United States

Eddie Martucci

Co-founder and CEO, Akili Interactive Labs

Professor Olivier Oullier

Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Aix-Marseille University


Phillip T. (Terry) Ragon

CEO, Founder, and Owner, InterSystems Corporation

Robert Urban PH.D.

Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Johnson & Johnson

Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Brain Power; Innovation Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.


The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth using technology.


The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Potential for Impact

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives, and the theory behind how it will work makes logical sense.


This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, or a new process for solving the challenge.


It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

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