THE PUBLIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINICS
TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PROBLEM SOLVER
Offered in different disciplines, these project-based graduate and professional courses match students to public institutions to design more effective and legitimate solutions to complex public problems
WHO IS A PUBLIC ENTREPRENEUR?
WHAT IS PUBLIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
ABOUT THE PUBLIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINICS
In a world where data and technology are quickly becoming some of the most valuable and impactful resources available, academic systems have not been as prompt to adapt their design to cross-train a younger generation of tech-savvy students in policy and computer science. Today, students are often still left to their own devices when and if they choose to learn to apply technical expertise to the public interest field and vice versa. In an age where new technologies are creating unprecedented social and ethical implications, it becomes increasingly necessary to have policymakers who are technologically and data-literate, and to have computer scientists with an inclination to consider the public impact of their field of work. In response to this divide, these Public Entrepreneurship programs aim to help institutions innovate and use new technology to become more effective and more legitimate while empowering students to become 21st century public leaders and problem solvers armed with a diverse and powerful toolkit for social change.
Previously offered at New York, Yale, and Stanford Universities, MIT Media Lab, New York Law School and online, past clients have included national, state and local institutions such as the White House, National Health Service, US Patent and Trademark Office, Presidencies of Mexico and Argentina, Lafayette Parish Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Madrid Assembly, Connecticut Commissioner of Prisons, the Legal Aid Society
ABOUT THE GOVLAB
The GovLab's mission is to improve people's lives by changing the way we govern using new technology. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of public institutions and people to work more effectively and legitimately to make better decisions. The Clinics complement GovLab's work by catalyzing additional projects with public institutions and equipping a new generation of public entrepreneurs with the skillset and mindset to tackle important challenges. These project-based training programs blend substance with skills and ethics with innovation into a new curriculum to solve public problems.