University Innovation Fellows India

In Fall 2016, the University Innovation Fellows program partnered with Google on an international initiative. Google India has committed to training 2 million mobile developers in India to meet the increasing pace of global technological innovation. The University Innovation Fellows program was selected as one of the higher education efforts of this initiative.

To complement Google’s developer training initiative, our program’s goal as part of this initiative is to empower students in these countries as higher education change agents and equip them with the knowledge, skills and mindsets that will help them succeed in the workforce after graduation. Fellows in India are being tasked with creating educational opportunities to help their peers learn to be entrepreneurial, creative and innovative in addition to upskilling technical mobile development skills.

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News & Events in India

First Annual Eastern Hemisphere Meetup

Fellows and faculty from India and Australia traveled to Bangalore, India, for the first annual Eastern Hemisphere Meetup in May 2018. Attendees learned from speakers and took part in immersive experiences at Google India and CoWrks. Resources, photos and more »

Creating an Innovation Revolution in India

The University Innovation Fellows team hosted a four-day workshop in Bangalore, India, in June 2017. Nearly 100 higher education faculty and University Innovation Fellows collaborated on ways to change higher education. Our team was there to learn as much as to teach. Find out our top three insights from the experience. Read »

Workshop Resources

View photos, watch videos and download resources used during the University Innovation Fellows four-day workshop in India, June 21-24, 2017. The event was held in partnership with Google and hosted at CoWrks in Bangalore. More »

Ignite Talks

During the June 2017 workshop in Bangalore, participants gave short ignite-style talks on topics related to change in higher education. Five University Innovation Fellows discussed their student-led activities and impact at their schools; two faculty leaders shared their thoughts on change in education; and four young professionals discussed what they wished college had prepared them for in their careers. Watch »

Google University Summit Highlights

Faculty from universities and colleges from all over India came to the Google University Summit in September 2016. There, they learned about Google’s Training Initiative, code labs, and more. During the event, the University Innovation Fellows team facilitated a workshop on understanding a school’s landscape of innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities. Watch »

Partnership Announcement

The University Innovation Fellows program has partnered with Google an international initiative to help train 2 million mobile developers in India. At the Google University Summit in India in September 2016, the University Innovation Fellows program was launched as one of the higher education efforts of this initiative. As of Spring 2017, 77 students from India have joined the University Innovation Fellows program. More »