The International Innovation Corps creates scalable solutions to critical development problems.
Governments across the globe have enormous potential and drive, but many face immense social and economic hurdles.
Public sectors seek high-impact, scalable ways to address development challenges that can be implemented effectively.
That's why the IIC, a program based at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, sends top talent to work with government and development organizations on one to three year projects to implement innovative solutions to important development problems.
Introducing the U.S. Applied Data and Governance Fellowship
In recent years, data-driven analysis has become an important part of policy development. While governments are increasingly investing in data analysis capabilities, there still remains a significant gap between data analysis and actual policy implementation. The IIC aims to provide a bridge between data and policy through a new one-year U.S. based fellowship in applied data and governance.
IIC Project Associates bring passion and energy to the tough but rewarding work of implementing cutting-edge, high-impact solutions to important development challenges.
Over the course of their projects, they apply their creative thinking and diverse skills to make the world a better place. They collaborate constantly, knowing they are each other’s best resource. They problem-solve tirelessly and they persevere when facing daunting challenges.
IIC projects span areas including urban development, energy and the environment, health care, innovation and education.
Each project has an ambitious mission, but a discrete scope. Teams works with the government to identify and solve specific problems, or with the government and its partners to scale existing solutions. Working with the government offers unparalleled opportunities for solutions to achieve large scale.
Partners across the globe leverage their knowledge and resources to support IIC projects.
As a program of Chicago Harris, the IIC engages with a network of partners including the University of Chicago, NGO's, foundations, and corporations. These partners help Project Associates acquire the expertise and resources they need to execute innovative solutions and create lasting impact.