Our Consortium Partners

The International Development Innovation Network program (2012-2017) was implemented by a global consortium of academic, institutional, and innovation center partners. IDIN’s partners used their diverse expertise to support IDIN in many ways:

Academic Partners

IDIN’s academic partners developed and delivered curriculum, conducted research, and advanced promising technologies in classes and during field visits.

Institutional Partners

IDIN’s institutional partners provided support to local innovators and communities to enable technology development and dissemination in developing countries.

Innovation Centers

IDIN-supported innovation centers are maker spaces that connected innovators to resources and training to develop technology with a social impact.

ECHO East Africa Impact Center

Institutional Partners

Arusha, Tanzania

ECHO East Africa is regional branch of the global nonprofit ECHO, which aims to reduce hunger by supporting sustainable agriculture and the development of appropriate technologies. ECHO East Africa supports IDIN Network members and promotes local innovation in Tanzanian and the surrounding area.

Contact: ECHO East Africa Director Erwin Kinsey

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National Technology Business Centre

Institutional Partners

Lusaka, Zambia 

The National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) is a national commercialization and technology transfer agency that connects innovation seekers and suppliers. NTBC seeks to effectively promote, market, and transfer suitable technologies and innovations. NTBC supports IDIN Network members and local innovation in Zambia.

Contact: National Technology Business Centre Acting Director Yule Mwiwa

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