The Institute is born of an alliance between Miguel Kast Foundation and The UDD, with the conviction that social innovation is a high impact tool for the growth and progress of the country, particularly in overcoming poverty.
In today’s Chile, generating social transformations is necessary to improve the quality of life of citizens and overcome poverty is presented as an unavoidable challenge, long-term and a wingspan such that calls us not only to work together but It forces us to think new forms of intervention; It forces us to innovate.
At the Institute for Social Innovation we aim to enhance the capabilities of people through knowledge generation, dissemination, development and evaluation of strategies in entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Our mission is to enhance the capabilities of people through knowledge generation, dissemination, development and evaluation of strategies of innovation and social entrepreneurship.
We want to contribute to society by creating value and influencing the building of a better Chile without poverty. We want a Chile that is responsible for its development and its social problems, especially poverty, through innovation.
Industrial Engineer from the Catholic University of Chile and Master in Public Administration from the University of Columbia , New York. During his professional career he has held various positions in LAN , FOSIS -from Social- Ministry of Development , Street Soccer USA , and has also served as adviser NY City HarvestFoundations and The Do- School ( Germany).
Currently , he is a partner of Impact , social strategy consulting, expert in measurement methodologies Social Investment, which adapts multiple tools to the specific objectives of the institutions.
Journalist of UDD, for three years she has been the coordinator of content and digital projects in SmartLab UDD. In addition to being the coordinator of Communications for the Institute , she was regional coordinator of Minka , collaborative project to promote entrepreneurship and social innovation in Higher Education Institutions.
María José González
Collaborator in Communications
María José Ricaurte
María José Maiza
Ambassador of the Institute
Profesor OD Innovación Social