Florida International University (FIU) is Miami’s only public research university and one of the largest universities in the United States. The university is a solutions center working to solve the 21st century challenges faced by our local and global communities through student learning, innovation and collaboration. Withover 80% of students identifying with a minority group and half being first-generation college students, FIU brings a unique perspective to the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship.
FIU’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program engages the community in creating opportunities for positive social impact.Programs such as StartUP FIU foster innovation and entrepreneurship for students, faculty, alumni and members of the South Florida community. FIU’s nationally recognized Global Learning program provides opportunities for our students to think globally about economic and environmental problems. South Florida is at the forefront of challenges, such as sea-level rise that will require innovative and collaborative solutions. Now more than ever, FIU understands its commitment to creating a campus where everyone is a Changemaker by creating avenues for the university community to become social innovators and entrepreneurs.