The International Alumni Center (iac Berlin) is a Think & Do Tank for alumni communities with social impact. It was founded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and advises foundations and other non-profit organizations in its alumni work, helps with practical solutions in the design of impact-oriented networks and initiates new forms of cooperation.
The iac Berlin was founded in 2017. It officially commenced operations in January that same year, led by Darius Polok, who himself is a former alumnus of the Foundation.
Working globally and across sectors, the iac Berlin brings together private and public bodies and their networks, both in a digital and analog manner, in order to define joint goals and develop solutions for complex challenges. Knowledge and experience are pooled; new networking methods are developed and made available to stakeholders in society in the form of "open knowledge".
By setting up the iac Berlin as an open platform, we want to help former scholarship holders, funding recipients, and foundation employees come together as a global network of people who drive change and shape society,"
explains Professor Joachim Rogall, Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. With the founding of the iac Berlin as an open platform, the Robert Bosch Stiftung aims to support the creation of a global network of change-makers from different sectors.
The iac Berlin coordinates the Bosch Alumni Network, which brings together former and current fellows, grantees, and staff members of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and its partners, to support their activities and foster cross-sectoral exchange and international collaboration. It also coordinates the Global Diplomacy Lab. The services of the International Alumni Center are also open to employees of foundations and other non-profit organizations.