From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

An orga­ni­za­tion co-​​founded by North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers has sup­port from ven­ture accel­er­ator pro­grams at North­eastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South Amer­ican country’s com­mu­ni­ties and coast­line into a sus­tain­able business.

Students help South African businesses grow

On a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in South Africa this summer, stu­dents worked closely with local entre­pre­neurs to deliver sus­tain­able and socially respon­sible solu­tions for a variety of chal­lenges facing their businesses.

Cultural immersion sparks innovation

As part of Northeastern’s inau­gural Dia­logue of Inno­va­tion and Civ­i­liza­tion pro­gram, stu­dents con­ducted field­work and devel­oped inno­v­a­tive, engineering-​​based solu­tions to the eco­nomic and agri­cul­tural chal­lenges facing local farmers in Cameroon.

Can China become an innovation hub?

The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-​​year stu­dent in the Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram who is spending two years studying and working in China.