Centre of Technology & Entrepreneurship Development (CTED), formed in 1997 by a group of development professionals, is a National level non-profit development organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act 21, 1860. It was formed by a group of development professionals with extensive grass roots experience of the development issues affecting Indian communities in the Uttar- Pradesh region of India. Central to the organization’s aims is securing livelihood security of the poorest people in their region of operation; one of the most deprived areas in India.