International Development Innovation Network (IDIN)

A global network of local innovators using technology to address issues facing people living in poverty


There are more than 400 innovators in the IDIN Network.

IDIN supports its innovators with funding, mentorship, training, and more to move promising solutions forward.


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The International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) empowers a diverse, global network of innovators to design, develop, and disseminate low-cost technologies to improve the lives of people living in poverty. IDIN is a consortium of university and partners led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and funded by the US Agency for International Development's U.S. Global Development Lab.

IDIN fosters and supports its network through a variety of channels including design summits, local innovation centers, a research program, and student engagement

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Headquartered at MIT D-Lab, IDIN is a five-year cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab.