DIL offers support to innovators to bring projects to scale, including consulting hours, DIL Salons, and other events. Click the photo to read more.
DIL has initiated and integrated several novel data collection, data management, and M&E tools and platforms. Click on the photo to read about DIL's approach to data and analytics here.
The DIL approach emphasizes the entire lifecycle of innovation in order to design and scale up technologies that can improve well-being in the developing world. Click on the photo to read about DIL's current pipeline of demonstration projects.
A vibrant ecosystem of passionate student innovators is central to DIL’s work. Click on the photo to read about students' experiences, and the many opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in DIL.

Click on the photo to read about DIL's exciting and comprehensive partnerships bridging diverse academic disciplines, government development agencies, NGOs, and the private sector.


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Practitioners in Residence

The Blum Center’s Practitioners in Residence Program provides one-on-one consultations with a wide range of experts from Industry, non-profits, government, and social enterprises.

DIL Salons

The DIL Salons are informal, small group discussions around technology- and science-based innovation that addresses global development challenges.

DIL Workshops

DIL Workshops are designed to support research projects through their innovation pipeline. Workshops will be facilitated by experts and focus on topics such as IRB approval, intellectual property, and M&E.

OnRamp Resources

OnRamp Resources provides hundreds of high quality resources that can turn your Big Ideas into the next big thing: funding opportunities, startup incubator programs, training programs, and much more!


  • DIL Salon featuring Bruce Baikie, Executive Director at Inveneo

    October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Join us for our October DIL Salon. Bruce Baikie, Executive Director at Inveneo, will be facilitating a discussion on Computing and Broadband in Developing Countries. RSVP and learn more about …

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Learn more about DIL's many diverse partnerships and activities