Social Innovation Initiative

Social Innovation Initiative

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Social Innovation Initiative

Austin, United States

McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin


To teach, research, and practice social innovation with a focus on interdisciplinary, experiential, and collaborative learning and knowledge creation. 

Main Activities

Teaching, experiential programs, research - in that order. Social Innovation at McCombs' interdisciplinary courses and programs provide our community of learners the knowledge and practical opportunities to work across sectors to effect positive change.

A wide array of topics, methods, and issues make up the field of social innovation.  We align our efforts on these four areas that make up the ecosystem of social innovation:

Organizational Structure

Managing Director, 2 Co-executive directors, 3 graduate assistants, 1 Admin., Faculty Steering Committee


Meeta Kothare
Adjunct Professor and Managing Director