Welcome to IDEA

Innovative Development Centre for Educational Aptitude (IDEA) is a non-profit, socio-voluntary organization of professionals, parents and teachers based in Abu Dhabi focused on enhancing children’s aptitude based values and skills, and providing them career focused development programs.

was established in 2004 by a group of seasoned professionals experienced in medical science, engineering, accounting and administrative fields with the sole objective of promoting constructive value based growth in educational and potential career areas of interest to the children.


IDEA was born as a result of the realization of its founder member, Mr. T. Sivaramakrishna Iyer, a versatile engineer and keen educationalist that there existed a vacuum for developing and displaying the unrealized potential talents in children.

IDEA believes that Today's hobby in a child leads to his/her profession tomorrow. Therefore, it places a natural responsibility on the parents to provide opportunities for realizing what would otherwise remain hidden talents in the children.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education delivering Keynote Address at IDEA 2008 Professional Career Guidance Forum, CERT Technology Park, 25th April 2008.


H.E. Dr. Hanif Hassan, Minister of Education inaugurating IDEA 2008 UAE Open Talent Search, Abu Dhabi Indian School Campus, 6th June 2008.


H.E. Mr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman, Abu Dhabi University inaugurating IDEA Students Educational Demonstration, ADU Khalifa City Campus, 15th December 2006.


H.E. Mr. Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, Director, Abu Dhabi Educational Zone, Ministry of Education, speaking at the Award Presentation Ceremony of IDEA 2006 Students Educational Demonstration, Abu Dhabi, 16th December 2006.


Dr. Maryam Al Ali, Director of Private Education, Ministry of Education speaking at IDEA 2008 Talent Award Presentation Ceremony, Abu Dhabi, 6th June 2008.



IDEA 2017 Annual Students Educational Exhibition Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and in association with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, IDEA presents a unique opportunity for students in Grades 7 to 12 to showcase their talents, creativity and innovation in science, technology, engineering and general streams at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island on 28th and 29th April 2017. For participation, please register on-line
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