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.

Caos Focado

Innovation Centers

São Paulo, Brazil

Caos Focado specializes in social innovation consulting and management. Caos Focado runs an innovation center in the Vila Nova Esperança community in São Paulo, Brazil and assists IDIN in disseminating and developing socially-focused technology projects.

Contact: Cao Focado Social Department Director Miguel Chaves

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Tet Centre

Innovation Centers

Pader, Uganda

Caritas runs the Tet Centre, an IDIN-supported innovation center in Pader, Uganda. The Tet Center empowers people through the promotion of technology transfer and creative capacity building as an effective mechanism for positive social transformation. The Tet Centre extends the capacity of IDIN’s Network to support local innovators and projects focused on social impact in developing economies. 

Tet Centre Manager: Ben Lakony

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Innovation Centers

Arusha, Tanzania

Twende is an IDIN-supported innovation center in Arusha, Tanzania dedicated to alleviating poverty through the design, development, and dissemination of appropriate technologies. Twende welcomes local innovators to benefit from its workshop space, tools, and guidance from trained design instructors.

Contact: Twende Director of Development Deborah Tien 

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