Welcome to the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE), an interdisciplinary center which encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage with social innovation, an exciting emerging field which harnesses the tools of business and public policy to contribute to a socially and environmentally more sustainable world. We offer many programs and events to support students in their learning paths and growth and to support faculty and community partners in their social innovation work.

 

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

​The SVIC 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. 2018 Registration is OPEN. Learn more.

 

Semester in the City

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 changemaker.  Leading social change organizations in Boston host students for meaningful internships, with dedicated mentors, each fall and spring semesters. Learn more and apply!

Social Innovation Internship

Social Innovation Internship

​Each spring, CSIE selects idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program – a paid, 9-week summer immersion experience that combines business and social/environment change.  Read more about the 2018 interns and their host organizations.

Social Innovator of the Year Award

Social Innovator of the Year

The Social Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a New England leader with demonstrated commitment to social innovation. Each year, the recipent gives an inspiring keynore address immediately following the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge live final round. Learn more about the Award and our past winners!

CGI U 2018

CGI University Network 

The CGI University Network is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. To join the CGI University Network, a university must provide a minimum of $10,000 in funding to CGI U student commitment-makers from its campus. Learn more.

CSIE Changemaker Fellows

CSIE Changemaker Fellows are a community of UNH students with diverse interests and life experiences, who have a common desire to make a social, environmental, and economic impact on the world. Learn more.


 

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE) is a joint venture of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy, founded in 2015. CSIE is an interdisciplinary center which encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage with social innovation, an exciting emerging field which harnesses the tools of business and public policy – as well as more traditional tools such as philanthropy, advocacy and civic engagement – to contribute to a socially and environmentally more sustainable world.

CSIE is aligned with the University’s vision to prepare individuals to excel in their careers, engage in their communities, and to actively contribute to local and global challenges through innovative education and outreach. The programs of CSIE are based on the principles of engaged research through active collaboration with the business and broader community. CSIE offers high quality experiences for UNH students to apply their academic learning in real world settings.