Institute for Social Innovation

As a world leader in deploying technology to meet basic human needs, Heinz College offers some of the most successful public policy and information systems programs in the world. Now, we're making a more powerful impact as a center of social innovation by fostering entrepreneurship among people and organizations driven by a social mission, through education, research, and local and global partnerships.

The ISI sponsors a variety of events around social innovation for students and the community. These events include speakers from around the world, case competitions, regional consulting projects, and an annual celebration of social innovation.

By feeding off Heinz College's interdisciplinary and analytical approach to practical problem solving, the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) leverages our expertise and influence in technology, policy and management while supporting its mission of "educating men and women for intelligent action."

Heinz College's Institute for Social Innovation offers:

Education - Students can participate in coursework specifically geared toward social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Inspiration - The ISI sponsors a number of projects and research efforts designed to address the growing interest in social change. Our students, alumni and faculty are also constantly being featured as leaders in the field of social innovation.

Incubation – The Heinz College offers post-graduate fellowships for Heinz College alums interested in pursuing social innovation outside the classroom.