Pre-founding advisory committee, with Jean Peyrelevade as chairman.
Founding of the Collège des Ingénieurs by Philippe Mahrer, director.
September, opening of the first class of the Collège des Ingénieurs.
The first company chair
Creation of the first company chair by Jacques Pericchi (Strategy of Human Resources, Air Liquide).
With the support of the French Président de la République, creation of the COPERNIC Programme (for Central and Eastern European graduates) in co-operation with the French Ministry for Foreign Affaires, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Science Po), Ecole des Mines de Paris, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées.
First Paris Building
The Collège settles at 49, rue de l’Université, Paris.
Accreditation of Actuary Programme
Creation of the Actuary Programme, accredited by the French Actuary Institute.
Partnership with the Université de Marne la Vallée (Master's degree in applied mathematics for insurance).
Creation of the CDI-China programme, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.
Copernic Alumni Association
First general meeting of the Copernic Alumni Association in Budapest.
CDI in Germany
Foundation of the Collège des Ingénieurs in Germany (Stuttgart) by Knut Stannowski with the support of the presidential office of the Land Baden-Württemberg.
The Collège now boasts more than 500 alumni.
Agreement with Studienstiftung
Start of the collaboration with the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
Creation of Marco Polo Programme
Creation of the first in-company top executive programme : Marco Polo Programme, Executive programme of Bouygues Construction.
New intake opportunity
Opening of a second intake for Fellows in January.
CDI in Switzerland
Opening of an agency in Switzerland (St. Gallen).
First annual German alumni meeting in Baden-Baden, creation of the Association of German Alumni (Collège des Ingénieurs Alumni Deutschland e.V.), First president: Dr. Marc Fischer (CDI 2003)
Participation in French ministery reforms commission
The Collège participates in the Hetzel Commission (French Government Commission for the reforms of the French universities).
The Collège celebrates its 20th anniversary (and its 1000th graduate).
The CDI principles (20th yearbook edition) .
New cooperation in Germany
Cooperation with TU9, the association of the leading German technical universities.
CDI Germany moves to Munich
Opening of the Munich office in Germany.
Initiation of S&M programme
Signing of new agreement with UMPC, Sorbonne Université and KIT.
CDI Italia is founded in Torino
Decision to create a new Foundation for excellence in education in co-operation with leading Italian foundations Fondazione Agnelli, Fondazione Pirelli, Fondazione Edoardo Garrone and the Collège des Ingénieurs Italia.
CDI moves to a new loaction in Paris
The Collège moves into its new site in Paris on 215 Boulevard St. Germain.
Survey on French Universities
The Collège carries out an extensive and national survey on French corporate universities.
Agreement with ICM
The Collège signs an agreement for a scientific partnership with the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM: l'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière) which is one of the largest European neuroscience research centers
Debut graduation of the Science and Management Ph.D. programme
The first cohort of the Science and Management programme graduate and the cohort instantly find high-ranking jobs.
Science and Management expands
Development of the "Science and Management" programme which becomes "Sciences, Human Sciences and Management" and is now open to Ph.D. students from the Sorbonne (Paris IV)
20th Graduation at CDI Germany
Graduation at the French Embassy in Berlin for the 20th class.
Debut of Brain to Market Summer School
First edition of the annual Brain to Market Summer School in partnership with the Brain and Spine Institute.
Milestone of growth: 100 Fellows per year
The 10-month MBA programme is now made up of more than 100 Fellows each year (sites in Paris, München and Torino).
Partnership with Agoranov
Partnership agreement with Agoranov to co-incubate technology start-ups.
Innovation for Change (I4C)
First edition of the Innovation for Change programme, partnership between Cern, Politecnico di Torino and CDI Italia: creation of startups with high societal impact.
2000 graduated Fellows
2000th graduate from the MBA programme at the Collège des Ingénieurs
Launch of Digital Lectures
The Digital Lectures becomes an integral part of the MBA.
Graduation in Turin
The graduation ceremony takes place in Torino for the first time.
SAFM becomes CDI Italia
Scuola de Alta Formazione al Management (SAFM) becomes CDI Italia.
SEI in Turin
Inauguration in Turin of the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) and its 4 programmes: Explorer (for bachelor students), Pioneer (to initiate the creation of DeepTech), Change (projects with strong societal impact) and Inventor (prototype development).