Social Innovation Challenge

The University of San Diego Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) promotes, guides, and supports student-driven ideas to launch or contribute to social enterprises.

The Social Innovation Challenge is open to all students in San Diego County and Mexico. Social enterprises can be for-profit, nonprofit, or blended ventures, working locally and internationally.

Students will be placed in the following tracks based on the nature of their proposal. Proposals can be entered in multiple tracks:

2017 Social Innovation Challenge Tracks

  • USD Internal Track: for USD students
  • General Track: for students from universities in San Diego
  • Local Impact Track: for proposals that impact San Diego communities.  
  • Women Innovator’s Track: for USD teams lead by women
  • Mobile Track: for proposals leveraging wireless solution
  • Mexico Track: for proposals coming from universities in Mexico

Click here to know more on how to enter the Social Innovation Challenge

Contact Information

Center for Peace and Commerce
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice 121
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4857
Fax: (619) 260-4891