Innovation Systems Research

VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS™ is a movement founded by Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai to develop innovative thinking and entrepreneurship among high school students in inner cities and villages across the globe, with the support of local philanthropists, professionals and businesses. VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS aim to provide support to high school students across the globe that will help them to develop their ideas into practical businesses. With the cooperation of local philanthropists, professionals and businesses, selected students will receive advice, everyday practical help and financial support in setting up their business. Guidance in the areas of legal, marketing, book keeping and financing matters are some of the support the student will receive through VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS.

The Program

The VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS program consists of various levels of support. The program starts with the high school students aged 14 to 18 years filling out an application form. The application should contain such details as student’s name, address, school details, mentor’s name (such as a school teacher or a youth program director locally in student’s area), and the innovative idea that the student is seeking to develop into a practical business. If you are a student of high school with an innovative idea please submit your application for grant. A team of eminent entrepreneurs and business professionals will review all applications and select two teams to receive the grant consisting of cash and services.