Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Inspire. Innovate. Empower.

The Institute of International Education’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides an integrated set of services to empower and engage individuals and institutions to generate new and marketable ideas for economic growth and ground-breaking solutions to pressing global issues.

The Center’s programs—including a number of private-public partnerships—focus on building capacity in leadership training, social enterprise development and the recognition of outstanding efforts in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Through the Center’s programs rising leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world, in particular underrepresented groups, such as women and youth, are afforded access to networks and training they need to grow their ideas, incubate their projects and create change in their local communities.

  • Libya Oil Program Students

    We Build Capacity

    Our programs in Leadership and Human Capacity Development identify outstanding individuals globally and provide them targeted leadership opportunities to develop as entrepreneurs.

  • LDM SEEDS Program Participants

    We Nurture Vision

    Our work in Social Enterprise Development provides individuals with the resources and business tools to create new ideas that will foster global, sustainable growth.

  • 2009 Scholar Leaders Program Brazil

    We Recognize Innovation

    IIE designs, develops and manages Award Programs to recognize original ideas in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Program Spotlight
  • America for Bulgaria Foundation

    Providing Bulgarian undergraduate students with unique scholarship and leadership training in the United States.

  • EMDAP Logo

    Students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA programs give management assistance to enterprises in developing countries.

  • Baker Hughes Foundation

    Providing selected students scholarships towards the completion of their undergraduate degrees in Angola.

  • GE Foundation

    The GE Foundation TECH Awards stimulate innovation in new technology among university students in China.

  • Acumen Fund Fellows Program

    Recruiting professional talent with strong operational skills and experience to meet the needs of low-income consumers.

  • Rolex logo

    The Rolex Awards for Enterprise aim to foster a spirit of enterprise around the world.


CEI Flyer 
(142 KB, PDF)

Mark Lazar 
Vice President, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA