Our focus

Building Social Innovation Capacity

Achieving positive and sustainable change for communities and society requires us all to think differently. Social Innovation is about innovating for society. To realize its potential, we need rigour and clarity in the field of social innovation. According to the Social Innovation Index 2016 constructed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the four pillars of social innovation capacity are: Institutional and policy framework, availability of financing, level of entrepreneurship, and depth of civil society networks.

Research for the Social Impact Ecosystem

In addition to measuring economic growth and GDP, we need robust systems to measure social impact and wellbeing. Social impact should be structured as an academic discipline and generate actionable insights for practitioners. Our research examines the spectrum of factors, from the individual entrepreneur to the broader ecosystem, that enable social entrepreneurship and innovation to flourish. We seek to develop holistic strategies and recommendations for fostering social innovation in North India.

India-Global Shared Value Partnerships

India's growing political and economic influence in the 21st century will have a profound impact globally. There is no global challenge for which an understanding of the Indian perspective will not only deepen one’s knowledge but also provide a window into the solution. Our focus is global, and our aim is to partner globally for a two-way sharing of best practices in everything we do.

Open Innovation for Sustainable Development

As the global economy enters a fourth industrial revolution, it’s time to redefine capitalism in the 21st century. The future demands more models of open innovation and inclusive economic growth. The Sustainable Development Goals are a positive step. We believe increased levels of social innovation and entrepreneurship will bring us closer toward their achievement.

We're located in Delhi, India, and networked globally.

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  • Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN)

    GSEN is the global network for organisations supporting early stage social entrepreneurs.

  • UBI Global Incubation Impact & Network

    UBI Global Incubation Impact & Network is a network of over 600 data driven, entrepreneurial centric, incubation programs from over 70 countries, in partnership with Cisco Corporate Affairs.

  • British Council Social Enterprise Program (SEEP)

    The British Council Social Enterprise Program (SEEP) is an initiative to build collaborative partnerships facilitating opportunities to students and faculty in India and the UK.

  • Asia-Pacific Philanthropy Research Network

    A network of philanthropy research centers in the Asia-Pacific region

Learn

We develop learning tools that enable leaders to take action on market-based approaches to social impact and experiment with social innovation ideas.

Startup

We design social innovation challenges and provide startup incubation services to support a rising generation of entrepreneurs in India.

Research

We engage in research that contributes to the social impact ecosystem. Our aim is to bring together academics and practitioners in order to disseminate this knowledge globally.

Our History

2014

Founded

The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship was founded in 2014 at O.P. Jindal Global University with a vision to spur inclusive growth and development in India and globally. Our approach has been to strengthen the capacity for social innovation in North India, empower young leaders to take action, and connect them with a global network of people working to address the 21st century’s most pressing challenges.

2015

Became the Incubation Partner to Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development initiative

Since 2015, JSiE has hosted early-stage startup entrepreneurs from the Tibetan refugee community in India for a five-week residential pre-incubation program. Under the coordination of JSiE, the an incubation partner of the Central Tibetan Administration, the university community provides support and training to the entrepreneurs.

2016

Launched the FutureLearn Social Enterprise Program

Along with Middlesex University London, Living in Minca and the British Council, JSiE co-created the Future Learn Social Enterprise Program, a massive open online course (MOOC). Beginning from October 2016, 14,000+ learners from over 159 countries have joined the FutureLearn Social Enterprise Program. The three-course series has now engaged four cohorts of international learners to date.

2017

Recieved award at the University of Oxford for work supporting social enterprenurs

The Global HEI of 2017 award is for staff and social leaders across the community of global universities creating impact and innovation through social entrepreneurship and have exemplary progress in embedding a culture of social entrepreneurship across their institution and wider partnerships.

Let's Address the 21st Century's Biggest Global Challenges. Together.

Our Team & Advisors

Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade

Founding Director
Robin Kipfer

Robin Kipfer

Analyst, Impact Investing
Hiring

Assistant Director

We are hiring!
R Sudarshan

R Sudarshan

JGU Faculty Advisor
Mukul Kumar

Mukul Kumar

Senior Advisor
Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta

Senior Advisor
Mishaal Nathani
Mishaal Nathani
Research Assistant
Anish Krishnan
Anish Krishnan
Research Assistant
Shine Varghese
Shine Varghese
Research Assistant

An award-winning social impact centre
in North India