Select press coverage of IDDS can be found to the right.

IDDS 2013 Zambia is currently happening in Lusaka, Zambia.

IDDS 2012 Brasil occurred at São Paulo, Brazil and surrounding favelas in July 2012. Announcement of IDDS 2012

IDDS 2011 occurred at KNUST and in numerous villages in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions of Ghana. Announcement of IDDS 2011

IDDS 2010 occurred at CSU in Ft. Collins, CO, USA.

IDDS 2009 occurred at KNUST and numerous villages in Ghana.

IDDS 2007 and 2008 occurred at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA.

If you would like to assist in covering the summit, please feel free to contact us.


Brazilian Press Coverage

For the brazilian press coverage, access our page in Portuguese.


MIT News Office highlights IDDS 2011

The Chronicle Article


Rayshawn Whitford, Blog for Babson College, 9 July 2011

Seeing is Believing: A Hands-On Approach to International Development Design

Rayshawn Whitford, Blog for Babson College, 25 July 2011

Maker Faire Kumasi!

Rayshawn Whitford, Blog for Babson College, 4 Aug 2011

Design for Development Experience in Ghana

Ben Chapman, Blog for Olin College of Engineering, 17 Aug 2011

Conheça o “International Development Design Summit” (Parte I)

Clarissa Barbos, Next Billion Brasil, 30 August 2011

Conheça o “International Development Design Summit” (Parte II)

Clarissa Barbosa, Next Billion Brasil, 13 Sept 2011

Finding Appropriate Technologies to Help the Poor

Minnesota Campus Connect, Center for Digital Civic Engagement, 29 Sept 2011

From the Field: IDDS Reflections

Kathryn Padgett, Community Water Solutions Blog, 7 Aug 2011

IDDS ends with display of products by participants

Bright Habita, Focus FM Radio (94.3), 9 Aug 2011

Technology Summit opens in Kumasi

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) & Ghana Television (Gtv), 18 Aug 2011

KNUST Hosts IDDS 2011 Opening Ceremony

University Relations Office (URO), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), 18 July 2011

Maker Faire Kumasi

Heather Beem, MIT Global Challenge Notebook, 16 Aug 2011

Maker Faire Kumasi

Nana Kwabena Owusu, 233 Tech News, 5 Aug 2011

Are there two Maker Faire’s in Africa this year?

Emeka Okafor, Timbuktu Chronicles (cross-posted on and the Maker Faire Africa Blog), 6 Aug 2011

KNUST Deepens Ties With Suame Magazine

Ghana News Agency, Ghana Government Official Portal, 16 Aug 2011






CSU summit in Fort Collins seeks real-world solutions

The Coloradoan, 7 July 2010

Entrepreneurs, Scientists Coming to CSU to Help World’s Poor

Emily Wilmsen, Colorado State University Dept. of Public Relations, 7 July 2010

Helping world’s poor aim of IDDS

Emily Wilmsen, Today @ Colorado State, 12 July 2010

IDDS 2010 Finale ~ Designs for Dissemination!

Joost Bonsen,, 28 July 2010

IDDS 2010 ~ More Emphasis on Dissemination

Joost Bonsen,, 8 July 2010

Ideas implemented for impact: Design summit aims to solve problems

Trevor Hughes, The Coloradoan, 17 July 2010

International Development Design Summit

Richard Bendis, Innovation Daily, 20 July 2010

International Development Design Summit 2010, 28 July 2010

International Inventors Convene at CSU

Grace Hood, KUNC 91.5, 15 July 2010

Inventors tinkering for humanity

The Denver Post, 14 July 2010

Olin College Co-sponsors International Design Confab

Joe Hunter, Olin College, 14 July 2010

Shedding light on poor nations, 16 July 2010

Solar lamp, water filter aimed at India’s poor

Tim Hornyak, Crave Blog,, 27 August 2010

Solar-powered light bulb is one Denver inventor’s brilliant idea

Jason Blevins, Denver Post, 10 July 2010

Summit part of design revolution

Joe Zimlich, The Coloradoan, 20 July 2010

The International Development Design Summit

Kate Mytty, MIT Global Challenge Notebook, 28 July 2010

Translating Good Intentions into Good Inventions

Grace Hood, KUNC, 22 July 2010




A pedal powered hacksaw

Erik Hersman, AfriGadget, 15 August 2009

A plastic waste recycling press

Erik Hersman, AfriGadget, 15 August 2009

Ball valve chlorine doser

Erik Hersman, AfriGadget, 15 August 2009

Cleaning massive amounts of water with chlorine

Erik Hersman, AfriGadget, 15 August 2009

Crazy Minds, Able Hands

David Chandler, MIT News Office, 10 July 2009

Drive-by Video: Aluminum Saltwater Battery at Maker Faire Africa 2009

Core77, 8 September 2009

Ghana – International Development Design Summit (IDDS)

Hash, White African, 15 July 2009

IDDS 2009 and Maker Faire Africa

Maker Faire Africa, 7 July 2009

IDDS at Suame Magazine

Emeka Okafor, Timbuktu Chronicles, 11 August 2009

IDDS Ghana 2009

Emeka Okafor, Timbuktu Chronicles, 11 August 2009

International Development Design Summit

Fast Company, 6 July 2009

Maker: Show and Tell

Erik Hersman, AfriGadget, 14 August 2009

Roundup from Ghana: International Development Design Summit

Francisco Noguera, NextBillion, 13 August 2009




A $100 Incubator

Karyn Miller-Medzon, WBUR – Here and Now, 12 August 2008

A day at the MIT International Development Design Summit

Rob Katz, – Development through enterprise, 24 July 2008

A hands-on approach to Third World aid

David Chandler, MIT News Office, 10 July 2008

Alunos da Poli integram encontro internacional de engenharia

Tecnologia, University of São Paulo, 27 June 2008

Designers on quest to build $12 dollar computer

Jerry Kronenberg, The Boston Herald, 4 August 2008

Designs for a better world emerge from M.I.T. summit

Vijaysree Venkatraman, Christian Science Monitor, 21 August 2008

EWB-UK volunteer contributes to HIV prevention research

Engineers Without Borders UK, 4 September 2008

From inventor boot camp, gadgets that could save lives

Leslie Katz, Crave – The Gadget Blog, 11 August 2008

Improving people’s lives, one device at a time

David Chandler, MIT News Office, 8 August 2008

Innovative designs for Impoverished communities

Virginia Prescott, New Hampshire Public Radio – Word of Mouth, 11 August 2008

International Development Design Summit

MIT TechTV, 9 August 2008

Inventions to save day: MIT event eyes cheap products for world’s poor

Jerry Kronenberg, The Boston Herald, 4 August 2008

MIT entwickelt technische Lösungen für Entwicklungsländer

Ardnt Reuning, Deutschlandfunk – Forschung Aktuell – Lowtech for hohe Ziele, 6 August 2008

MIT helps third world with hands on approach

Hugh Pickens, Slashdot, 13 July 2008

Olin Students, Alums Play Key Roles in International Development Design Summit

Joe Hunter, Olin College, 23 July 2008

Partnership with MIT’s International Development Design Summit

Continuum Staff, Continuum, August 2008




EWB-UK Members take part in IDDS

Andrew Lamb, EWB-UK, 31 August 2007

Fast, cheap, and in control

Felicia Mello, The Boston Globe, 9 August 2007

Innovators at MIT to present workable solutions for developing world

MIT News Office, 7 August 2007

International Development Design Summit: Design to Save the World

Collin Dunn, TreeHugger, 10 August 2007

Making a difference in the developing world

Heather Manning, MIT News Office, 13 July 2007

South-South Design Flourishes at MIT Summit

Jonathan Greenblatt, WorldChanging, 14 August 2007