Hat-Trick by Sickle Innovations

Posted on  09-12-2018

In last three months Startup form CPDM Sickle Innovations has won three prestigious national awards.

Agro World 2018 by ICFA (Indian Council of Food & Agriculture) was organized between 25th and 27th of October 2018 at IARI, Pusa New Delhi. It is a flagship event of ICFA and during this event first World Agriculture Prize was also announced which was given to Prof. MS Swaminathan by Vice President Shri Vankaiah Naidu. 'Agri-startup convention and Awards 2018' was also organised during this event and Sickle Innovations was selected as best Farm-Tech start up of the year 2018.
'International Conference & Awards for Innovations by Agri Startups' was organised by FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) on 16th November 2018 at FICCI federation house, New Delhi. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India was chief guest at this event and conference focused on discussion on various innovations being introduced in Agriculture. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, Mr T R Kesavan, Chairman, FICCI National Agriculture Committee & President and COO, TAFE Ltd delivered their views along various panel discussions. FICCI Business Excellence Awards for Agri Startups 2018 winners were announced during this event which went through a long process of scrutiny followed by interviews by jury in past months. Sickle Innovations was awarded for Innovation in the field of Agriculture mechanisation by Mr Suresh Prabhu.
'Advanced Technologies Reshaping Indian Agriculture 2.0' was organized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and FACE (Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence) during 13th Ag Tech 2018 flagship event of CII at Chandigarh between 1-4th Dec 2018. Top 12 teams selected from all the entries which applied to pitch at the event were given chance to pitch to the eminent jury including Mr. Rohtash Mal, MD-EM3 services; Mr Ramesh Ramachandran, Sr VP Mahindra & Mahindra; Padmaja Purarel, Cofounder Indian Angel Network. Top three innovators were selected and awarded. Sickle Innovations was selected at third spot and was awarded with INR 50,000 along with 20 hours of industry mentoring.

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Young Innovator Award 2018

Posted on  11-10-2018

About InnoHEALTH 2018
InnoHEALTH 2018 was the third in the series of InnoHEALTH annual conferences. The forum brings together top healthcare experts around the world with all major stakeholders of the health sector to discuss and deliberate upon interventions which can bring down the cost of healthcare delivery and improve the quality of care. This years theme of InnoHEALTH was- Inspiring Moonshots in Healthcare. The conference saw over 500 participants from over a dozen countries, in collaboration with the following forums:
*World Health Innovation Network, Canada
* Talent grid Ventures, Singapore
* ScanBalt Forum, Europe
The conference program comprised of talks by globally renowned healthcare experts, panel discussions, startup pitches, innovators award and B2B meetings.
Some of the major topics of discussion and activities at InnoHEALTH 2018 were:
* Innovations for Hospitals
* Advances in Diagnostics
* Make in India Opportunities: Biotech, Medical Devices and Future Technologies
* India EU Collaboration in Health Sector: Startups and Challenges
* Digital Health: giving birth to new delivery models through mobile, blockchain and AI
* Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Insurance led innovations
About Young Innovators Award 2018
Over 10,000 schools/colleges/universities were invited nationwide to take part in the competition, with 5 proposals being shortlisted for presentation to the jury, with the top 3 being awarded. The jury included eminent healthcare leaders such as: Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee (Mission Director - Programme Management Unit, Jointly Supported by DBT-BIRAC-BMGF-Wellcome Trust), Prof S Venkataramanaiah (Associate Professor in Operations Management, IIM Lucknow), Mr. Biten Kathrani (Director - R&D and NBD, Boston Scientific) among others. The top prize was awarded by Mr. Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of Estonia to India, Myanmar, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

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ReimagineWaste 3

Posted on  21-08-2018

Water is the source of life. Water and livelihood are inseparable. The extent of degradation is evident in many lakes in and around Bangalore.Calling all stake holders including Citizens, Innovators, Technologists, Designers & Entrepreneurs to collaborate and co-create innovative solutions to enhance Dignity, Empowerment and Better Livelihoods. Over 2 Lakhs worth prizes to be won. Limited participants

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Outstanding Research Award

Posted on  22-03-2018

It is the Careers360 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for being the Most outstanding Researcher in the field of Decision Sciences during 2015-2017. The selection is based on a composite score generated by evaluating the academic output in SCOPUS indexed journals for the year 2015-17, citation count and h-index.

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EMeDS 2018

Posted on  19-03-2018

Indo-US Workshop on Emergency Medical Delivery Systems(EMeDs) integrating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The top priority will be to describe attain consensus on top priorities for design specifications and specific R&D needed to improve EMeDs.

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Alumni Day Invitation

Posted on  12-12-2017

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CPDM Alumni win Red Dot Design Award!

Posted on  09-11-2017

Red Dot is the most prestigious of design awards in the world, and this year marks the first Red Dot Award by CPDM Alumni. Winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 were honoured at the Singapore awarding ceremony. Companies, design studios, research institutions and designers from 58 countries entered their latest product concepts in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017, a record of 4,724 entries. 20 experts from all over the world convened and assessed each idea in an adjudication process lasting several days, with the selected concepts finally being awarded in Singapore. Only concepts with the highest design quality won over the jury and were awarded the sought-after Red Dot.   Anup Chander                          and Govind Sharma                              - both passouts from the 2015 and 2016 batch of CPDM were winners of the award for their novel design of 'diverter' flip-flop that prevents splashing of dirt in use.

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Distinguished Lecture by Prof.Maarten S

Posted on  26-10-2017

HIGH Precision Surgical Robotics Prof.Dr.Ir. Maarten Steinbuch Professor- Eindhoven University of Technology CEO of Medical Robotic Technologies Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Gowdham Prabhakar wins best paper award

Posted on  20-07-2017

Gowdham Prabhakar, PhD research scholar of I3D Laboratory at CPDM won Best paper award in IEEE International Conference on " Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Tehnologies (ICICICT 2017)" held at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur. He presented his work on "Evaluation of Laser Pointer as a Pointing Device in Automotive" under guidance of Dr. Pradipta Biswas.

This paper proposes a new interaction device using a Laser pointer which does not require drivers to physically touch a display.

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ReimagineWaste 2 is Here

Posted on  13-07-2017

Smart Cities need Smart Streets. Street vendors are essential spice in the life of a city. Calling upon Engineers, Designers, Entrepreneurs & Street Food Lovers to come and build innovative solutions to bring Dignity, Empowerment and Better Livelihoods of our Street Vendors. Ensure best Quality and Hygiene at Zero Waste. Over 1L worth prizes to be won. Register now at

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Distinguished Lecture by Erik Lerdahl

Posted on  03-01-2017

In his presentation professor Lerdahl will talk about different creative approaches to the development of new solutions. He will present the Creative Solving Methodology(CSM) that he has developed over the years, that is inspired by Creative Problem Solving(CPS) approach. He teaches this methodology to all his students in interior design and graphic design, and has used it for many industrial cases, through the extensive use of designed workshops. For design driven projects, the methodology is more user and vision driven, using visions as framework for the design process. He will also present a methodology for the development of radical future scenarios, using extreme drivers as basis for the development.

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Best Paper Award ICCICCT-2016

Posted on  19-12-2016

Authors:Gowdham Prabhakar, Rajesh J, Pradipta Biswas
Abstract:In the era of modern computing, the means of interacting with the machine demands the user to feed the input commands through efficient ways. Since the time of introduction of Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), technologies to interact with the machine has been mostly confined to only one input device namely mouse. Even though there are several techniques for input modalities coming up in this area of research, the demand for the most comfortable way of UX design always persist in the realm of HCI.

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Next Editor-in-Chief of AI EDAM

Posted on  03-10-2016

Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Chairman, CPDM, has been selected to be the next Editor-In-Chief of AI EDAM Journal, starting January 1st, 2017. AI EDAM a Cambridge University Press Journal publishes original articles about significant AI theory and applications based on the most up-to-date research in all branches and phases of engineering. This is the first time someone from outside the USA is selected for the position of Editor-in-Chief of AI EDAM.

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New book by CPDM Faculty

Posted on  29-09-2016

Dr. Pradipta Biswas's new book published by Springer Publishing provides a concise study of eye gaze tracking as a direct controller of electronic displays and interfaces inside cars and other vehicles. He explores the prospect of controlling a vehicle's internal system via the drivers' eye gaze and for the vehicles to analyse and respond to a drivers' change in cognitive load too.

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MeDHa '16

Posted on  26-09-2016

The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing at IISc, jointly with BETiC, IIT-Bombay, is organizing MeDHa - a Medical Devices Hackathon from 3rd-6th November, 2016.
The event is targeted towards working professionals and final year students interested in medical device innovation, and will encompass a four-day intensive workshop involving Define - Design - Develop - Delivery of innovative solutions.
Last date of application for participation is 10th October. More details of the event can seen at

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CPDM Spinout Wins Pretigious Award

Posted on  04-09-2016

We are proud of the great achievement of Sickle Innovations, a spin out of an MDes project from CPDM, that won this year's ISBA Award for being the most innovative start-up of 2016. Will done Sickle Innovations!!

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Distinguished Lecture by Anil Kakodkar

Posted on  21-07-2016

India`s manufacturing sector envisages a potential of around US $ one trillion by the year 2025, accounting for around 25 to 30 percent of national GDP. Thrust to Make in India campaign is thus very important. In addition to setting up appro - priate manufacturing infrastructure and training of human resource with rele - vant skills, it would be necessary to link up the manufacturing activities with ap - propriate knowledge and research domains within the country. This would enable a deeper assimilation of technologies and build the capability to keep the technology rejuvenated as well as innovate further and remain competitive. The lecture would discuss some of the related issues and actions.

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DCODE 2016

Posted on  21-07-2016

Decode (v): to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language DCODE
is inspired from this metaphor, to represent the function that Design
serves in every application. It can also be interpreted as Design Code, a
coming together of design community to interpret and exchange ideas. Report

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SIAM Styling & Design

Posted on  17-05-2016

Theme of the workshop is "Two Wheeler Mobility Solutions"; students interested in attending the two days workshop may approach the below mentioned people. There is NO registration fees to attend the workshop. Separate communication has already been sent to all the design institutes of the country.

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Reimagine Waste

Posted on  21-07-2016

Today`s hyper-developing India is stymied by the growing task of waste management, disposal and education. Government, industry and society are faced with the daunting challenge of rethinking their approach, systems and services associated with waste disposal. Where does the problem begin?
Fact is that the health risks are only increasing impacting everyone and everything. From little schoolchildren to adult waste workers, land to living. It’s time to start the clean up, bottom up.
To bring together disruptive thinkers, tinkerers and innovators to rethink, redesign and reimagine systems,

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