We foster equitable societies through impact driven policy action.

Centre for Development Initiatives(CDI) stands for social impact through data-backed policy research and consulting. We seek to build equitable societies by supporting development projects with technical assistance and fostering local communities through capacity building, cultivating collective ownership and the use of future technologies.

Our Focus Areas

These are the focus areas of the organisation

Policy research

Supporting data driven and research backed policy formulation for long term results.

Social Impact Consulting

Technology driven transformation and result oriented consulting.

ESG & Sustainability

Fostering inclusive communities and driving climate action for an equitable and just future.

Events & Activities

Few of the key activities and events are updated below

GE Thinkathon

GE Oil & Gas (a division of global technology giant General Electric) selected CDI as part of the 'GE Thinkathon' in 2016 to study issues, consult, provide solutions relating to technology transformation, supply chain, resource management and sustainability at their manufacturing facility in Schertz, Texas, USA.

CoW Net

The CoW NET project was designed by the Centre for Development Initiatives(CDI), which with the funding support of the Kerala Startup Mission(KSUM), Government of Kerala, and the MIT-FAB LABs Kerala, ran a pilot to test the feasibility of the project.

Role of Incubators

Dr.ArunaChandrasekaran, Professor, at Indiana State University and an expert on incubation & entrepreneurship shared her valuable experiences of studying and working closely with business incubators from all around the world in the round table the discussion was organized by Technopark TBI, Technopark, and Government of Kerala in collaboration with the Centre For Development Initiatives(CDI).