About Miller Center

Founded in 1997, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University. The centers embody the University’s mission to unite students and faculty with Silicon Valley leaders to address significant public issues. Miller Center accelerates global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. 

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley is California’s oldest operating higher-education institution. For more information, see www.scu.edu.

Our History

Miller Center was founded in 1997 as the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS). The programs evolved from an interest to use science and technology for social benefit. In its early years, the Miller Center co-founded the The Tech Awards and collaborated with the UN Millennium Project. 

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Our Journey


This is where Miller Center fits within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.