We are a group of Harvard researchers, working in chemistry, biochemistry, and mechanical engineering.
We realized that we spend most of our days in front of computer screens or doing experiments on our benches, but we ignore some of the main problems of our society.
We created this website to organize a community aiming at finding what are the big problems and needs in order to make the world a better place. We (i) come with some problems we found, (ii) contact the people that know the topic, (iii) refine our understanding of the problem, and (iv) share it with the community.
This website relies almost fully on your contributions. We don't know your job, we don't know the problems you see, we don't know what are your needs. So please, share them, explain us, and together we might tackle these challenges!
Our choice can be criticized, but we decided to focus on real problems of the society. For example, preventing the evaporation of water in agriculture is a big problem because 80% of the world consumption of water is used by agriculture. The drawback of this approach is that the solutions may not always be interesting from an entrepreneurship or funding point of view. In the future, we may extend this criteria.
The criteria are still being defined, but here is a first approach: