Thank you for your interest in joining the Worldwide CDIO Initiative. The Worldwide CDIO Initiative is overseen by the CDIO Council, which consists of the original developers (Chalmers, LiU, and KTH in Sweden; MIT in the US); the early collaborators (Technical University of Denmark; Queen's, Belfast; Queen’s, Ontario; The US Naval Academy; and the University of Pretoria); and one representative of each of the CDIO Regional Centers.
CDIO is open to institutions via the individuals employed by or affiliated with a collaborating institution. A series of regional groups have been created to streamline the acceptance of schools within those regions. Schools joining the Worldwide CDIO Initiative are accepted as Regional Collaborators and welcomed into the appropriate regional group.
Step 1: Indicate your interest.
Formally state your interest in joining CDIO by emailing the CDIO office at email@example.com and we’ll send your designated institutional representative a list of questions (the "CDIO application").
There is no fee or charge to belong to the CDIO Initiative. CDIO is an open-architecture initiative; all of its products are available free and schools are encouraged to adapt and use them in the manner they find most appropriate. Collaborating schools are expected to provide funds for their own CDIO-related expenses (e.g., attending CDIO meetings).
Step 2: Attend a CDIO meeting.
The school is welcome and encouraged to attend a CDIO Council or Regional meeting and make a presentation about itself. The school is also invited to an implementation workshop.
Step 3: Apply to the CDIO Council.
When a school decides to join the Initiative, it formally applies to the CDIO Council by completing the questionnaire. The questionnaire seeks information on how the institution plans to participate in the Initiative, the programs to which it plans to apply CDIO, and the resources it will devote to its involvement.
All schools willing to commit to CDIO are welcome to apply. We particularly encourage schools to join that will apply CDIO to engineering disciplines not currently represented in the Initiative.
Email the answers to the questionnaire to the CDIO Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded to the CDIO Council for their review.
Step 4: Upon Acceptance...
The CDIO Council will make a recommendation to the appropriate CDIO Region about whether or not to invite your institution as a new CDIO Member. Upon acceptance to the Worldwide CDIO Initiative, the school becomes a Regional Member of CDIO. More detail on this process appears in the CDIO Policies.
Once you've been accepted, you can fully participate in all CDIO events and activities.