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Programs & Outreach Social Science Innovation Series

Have you ever had an idea for turning the knowledge gained from your research into a business or a non-profit, but wondered how to do It? Come join us for a series of conversations about how we can use social science innovation to help find solutions to the toughest challenges in society. We’ll help you explore and understand the possible paths and available Cornell structures to support your applications of innovation from academia research to improve cultural, financial, environmental, social sustainability while achieving social impact, and perhaps financial return.

The Social Science Innovation Series is a three-part event that will take place in the spring semester of 2022. It will engage in the exploration of opportunities offered in this thought-provoking field.

Social Science Innovation Series #2: The Broader Landscape Panel

05/25/2022 from noon to 1 p.m. (ET)

In a second session, the Broader Landscape, we have invited pioneers in social innovation will share their perspectives on innovation in the social sciences, and their expectations and vision for the future of this growing area.

Featuring panelists

  • David Ai, Head of Innovation, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Scott Stuckey, founder and CEO of Fair Chance Works and Inquiry Technologies
  • Don Shaffer, Managing Partner, Soil Fund, and Co-Founder, rePlant Capital
  • Steve Shapiro, CEO, Fine Tune Learning

And moderated by Alice Li, Executive Director for the Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell.

Register here.


Social Science Innovation Series #1: Virtual Fireside Chat with Professor Peter Enns

3/10/2022 from 4 pm to 5 pm (ET)

For the first session, we will hear from Professor Peter Enns, the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences and co-founder of Verasight, in a virtual fireside chat about the experience and the lessons learned about applying his research in real world for social and business impact.

Join us to learn from Cornell peer experience!

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