IDIN Network Resources

The IDIN Network is made up of more than 1,000 dynamic innovators from around the world who all share a common experience: attending an International Development Design Summit to co-create technologies with communities in developing countries.

After a design summit, Network members pursue innovative projects, some from a summit and some of their own creation. IDIN provides several kinds of support to its growing network, including local chapters, global communications platforms, and more. 

Project Funding

IDIN Network members are eligible for the MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowship. This fellowship offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing technology-based, poverty-alleviating products and services to scale. D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships are typically $20,000 and include access to customized mentoring.

Learn more about the D-Lab Scale-Ups program

Technical & Business Support

IDIN connects its Network members to technical and business development support through communications channels including the IDIN Directory and Hylo, which facilitate connections, introductions, and knowledge sharing across the Network. 

Local Chapter Support

IDIN supports the creation of local chapters, which currently exist in Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Local chapters are comprised of Network members who live in a specific country. 

Learn more about how to start an IDIN local chapter here. 

Access to Innovation Centers

IDIN’s innovation centers are maker spaces connecting network members to resources and training to develop technology with a social impact.  

Read more about IDIN Innovation Center Partners here.