IIC Annual Conference

10:30 am–6:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


On behalf of the International Innovation Corps (IIC) at the University of Chicago, we would like to invite you to our Annual Conference on Wednesday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

This conference serves as an opportunity for IIC teams, and their key stakeholders - ranging from individuals in government, foundations, non - government organisations, the private sector, and academia - to share the impact of their work, and discuss insights from their project implementation experience.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Keynote Address by Seema Bansal (Director, Social Impact and Innovation Practice, BCG India), who will draw from her experiences to speak on "Implementing Change in a Multi-Stakeholder Policy World."  This will be followed by a number of sessions, on themes such as large-scale education reforms, social impact investing, solar innovations, and sanitation and health.

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Please find the detailed agenda below.

10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.: Keynote Address: Implementing Change in a Multi-Stakeholder Policy World
by Seema Bansal, Director, Social Impact and Innovation Practice, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Innovations in Education Reform: Learnings from Haryana and Rajasthan by our teams working with the Departments of Education in Haryana and Rajasthan, and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF)

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Towards Dignity: Using Human-Centered Design to Change the Story of Urban Conservancy Workers
by our team working with the Tata Trusts’ Mission Garima project in Mumbai

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Solar Irrigation Innovations in India: The Way Forward?
by our team working with the Government of Maharashtra’s Department of Energy, the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC), and Tata Trusts

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Tea/Coffee

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:  Social Impact Investing for the 21st century
by our team working with USAID and FICCI on Millennium Alliance

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Rohan Sandhu, Engagement Manager at the IIC, at rohansandhu@uchicago.edu

About the IIC:
The International Innovation Corps (IIC) is a University of Chicago program based in the Harris School of Public Policy.  It recruits top-performing young professionals – alumni of leading Indian universities and the University of Chicago – and organizes them into teams of up to 5 fellows. Each team is then embedded within a government office in India to work on a year-long innovative development project with a discrete, tractable scope. Our teams are able to bring together perspectives from academics, NGOs, corporate leaders to create a full network of stakeholders, as they establish a close working relationship with government bureaucrats, and understand the day-to-day implementation challenges government leaders face.