• Join us: Businesses as Agents of Change, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Join us: Businesses as Agents of Change, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Social Innovation Interns
    Save the Date for the summer Social Innovation Showcase, Wednesday, July 26th 10am-1pm.
  • NH SVIC 2016 Community Track Winners DreamTech Water Solutions and Full Spectrum Broadband
    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: NH SVIC 2016 Community Track Winners DreamTech Water Solutions and Full Spectrum Broadband
  • UNH Social Innovation and Enterprise at Paul College and Carsey School
    Calling all students! Pursue your passion for leading social change while earning course credit in an internship in Boston! Deadlines for Applications for Spring 2017 semester are fast approaching! Apply now!
  • Congratulations to Jibu's Co-Found Galen Welsch for being named one of Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. Jibu is one of 3 social franchises which is currently part of the Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/galen-welsch
    Congratulations to Jibu's Co-Found Galen Welsch for being named one of Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. Jibu is one of 3 social franchises which is currently part of the Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/galen-welsch

Born from a Joint Venture with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE) offers innovative pedagogy, applied research, and meaningful engagement opportunities for students and faculty from across UNH in “social innovation”. Social innovation is any strategy, concept, and idea aimed at solving social issues around the globe. This interdisciplinary center contributes to the growing field of social innovation by working at the nexus of individual entrepreneurs and business models with public policy and systemic change in our research, teaching, and practice.

UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise
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NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

​The Social Venture Innovation Challenge engages aspiring and practicing student and community social entrepreneurs in designing novel, sustainable, business-orientated solutions to some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Click to learn more

Semester in the City

Semester in the City gives UNH students a chance to pursue or discover their passions while earning college credit and building skills as a change-maker.  Leading social change organizations in Boston are hosting students in fall and spring semesters. Click here to learn more and apply!

Social Innovator of the Year Award

The Social Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a New England leader with demonstrated commitment to social innovation. Click here to learn more about the Award and our 2016 winner!

Social Innovation Internship

​Each spring, the Center selects idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program – a paid, 8-week summer immersion combining business and social/environment change.  Click here to hear more about the 2016 internships