About Innovation Corps

VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS™ is a movement founded 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.

The program aims to recognize and support high school students, across the globe by providing them a $1000 grant along with advice, and practical help when needed to support their innovations and businesses. Guidance in the areas of legal, marketing, book keeping and financing matters are some of the support the student are eligible to 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.


Program Director

Lorraine Monetti


IMPORTANT NOTE: VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS is a program of the International Center for Integrative Systems, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   VA SHIVA INNOVATION CORPS is not associated with the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) and is not funded by the National Science Foundation.