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.
When a school indicates an interest in CDIO (usually by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org), it is contacted by the CDIO Collaborator and Communications office to determine the specifics of its interest. The school is then referred to materials available online and/or emailed the initial 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 a 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.
Step 4: Upon Acceptance...
Upon acceptance to the Worldwide CDIO Initiative, the school becomes a Regional Collaborator and a member of the appropriate Regional Group. 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.
Take the first step on this website by completing your school profile, completing your person profile, uploading relevant documents and projects, and communicating with your peers and colleagues in the Communications Forum.