International Innovation Corps

The International Innovation Corps (IIC) is a Fellowship program that runs as a part of the University of Chicago s Harris School of Public Policy. The IIC recruits and places high-performing young professionals with up to five years of experience and top-tier academic backgrounds from top ranking global universities, on teams that work on-site with governments and foundations to implement large-scale projects to address India s most critical development challenges. The program aims at creating scalable, sustainable, and long-term social impact. IIC teams design interventions, pilot solutions, implement and iterate, and record and scale best practices by engaging stakeholders. Through having direct impact on the ground in complex multi-stakeholder environments, the IIC Fellowship ultimately seeks to cultivate future leaders of policy and international development. Since its inception in 2013, the IIC has worked on 23 year-long projects, with governments and foundations across India. Our teams have worked in a range of critical development areas, including education, skilling, health, and water and sanitation. Our implementation partners have included the Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan, the Department of Health, Government of Karnataka, the Swachh Andhra Corporation in Andhra Pradesh, the Administrative Staff College of India, the National Skills Development Council, SEWA, The Rural Electrification Corporation, and The Department of Irrigation and Desilting of the Government of Maharashtra. Our projects have been supported by Tata Trusts, the Michael amp; Susan Dell Foundation, the Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, the EdelGive Foundation, and Yes Bank. While the IIC is a program based out of the University of Chicago Trust in India.

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  • Abhinav Verma

    Abhinav Verma

    Project Lead

    International Innovation Corps, University of Chicago Trust

  • Disha Pandey

    Disha Pandey

    Engagement Manager, Education and Gender

    International Innovation Corps

  • Dr. Debanshu Roy

    Dr. Debanshu Roy

    Engagement Manager (health)

    International Innovations Corps, University of Chicago

  • Neha Mehra

    Neha Mehra

    Associate Director, Business Development and Strategy

    International Innovation Corps

  • Shriya Sethi

    Shriya Sethi

    Country director

    International innovation corps

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