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) is an interdisciplinary center offering high impact experiences for UNH students to apply their academic learning in real world settings.  CSIE drives student, faculty, staff and community engagement in 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. 

Aligned with UNH’s vision to prepare individuals to excel in their careers, engage in their communities, and actively contribute to solving local and global challenges, CSIE initiates innovative experiential education and engaged research through active collaboration with the business and broader community.   
 

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 change-maker.  Leading social change organizations in Boston are hosting students in fall and spring semesters. Learn more and apply!

Social Innovation Internship

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.  Read more about the 2018 interns.

Social Innovator of the Year Award

Social Innovator of the Year Award

The Social Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a New England leader with demonstrated commitment to social innovation. 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.