Involve yourself

We want to know your ideas and social innovations for helping you and create a community

Enroll now


First Local Congress of Local Development and Entrepreneurship

In order to balance the development of entrepreneurship in rural and peripheral areas in Chile, the University of Development (UDD), together with the University of Leeds Sustainability Institute, the Knowledge Center, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom and Balloon Research organized the first “Congress on Local Entrepreneurship and […]

Ver más

Semana Sello: 1er Encuentro: ¡Levántate #@%^*!

Through a reflection session and collaborative work, the main challenges of leading in Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), was held on Monday 28th of August at 6:00 p.m. in the Space of co-work in Plaza I, organized by the Directorate of Public Accountability, iCubo, and the FEUDD with the attendance of 25 student leaders. The activity […]

Ver más

UDD designated Ashoka Changemaker Campus

August 28 / Santiago-Concepción, Chile. Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) has been designated as “Changemaker Campus of Ashoka U” for its role as leader in social innovation and training of agents of change, becoming the first Chilean institution to be part of this worldwide network. Since 2008 more than 40 universities throughout the world have received […]

Ver más

Check the updates!

We just uploaded our english documents about Social Innovation in Chile in the Library. Enjoy the reading!

Ver más

Seba Aruta at Balloon U: “Definitely a unique opportunity”

Balloon U was a unique opportunity to apply my knowledge to the service of our entrepreneurs. I realized that I ended up learning more from them, than they from me. It is incredible the difference that is made by just giving them a word of encouragement or just recognizing the value of what these local […]

Ver más

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Because this has been a very complete year, full of achievements and challenges, is that we want to say by to him by thanking everyone for their collaboration and commitment. We look forward to a similar or better 2017. Also, very Merry Christmas. A big hug, IIS Santiago and Concepción Team Marlen Gac María José […]

Ver más

Universities have the role of forming students that show commitment to their country, generate knowledge and make it available to their communities and Minka is an opportunity to begin that work actively

Cristián Figueroa, Executive Director of the Institute 


“Social entrepreneurship should be seen and accepted as a powerful tool to combat inequality, with capacity to venture into areas where the “failure state” does not allow this to be the most suitable agent for solving people problems.”

Hernán Cheyre, President of the Institute of Social Innovation Directory UDD-FMK 


The institute of social innovation responds to a growing need to support the development of innovative projects with high social impact , since they often represent challenges that are unique to the area and needing a special development for it. From this perspective the Institute fulfills a key role is the support, monitoring and training on topics of social innovation, as relevant to the development of our country.

Nickolas Laport, Academic Director – iCubo UDD


Imagine that instead of asking a academic what is teaching or a student what are you studying , we asked what problem are you solving? what’s its purpose? We all have the ability to provide solutions to the problems that affect us as a society, and in that sense the universities are a powerful space to form and inspire professionals with purpose.

Alexandra Edwards, Director of Ashoka