Sickle Innovations bags National Award

Posted on  11-11-2019

Sickle Innovations started by two CPDMights (Nitin Gupta 2011-13) and Vinay Reddy (2010-12) have won National Entrepreneurship Award 2019 in A1 category of Agriculture. This award is given by Government of India's Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Award was presented by cabinet minister Dr Mahender Nath Pandey which includes a trophy, a certificate and cash award of INR 5 Lakh.
According to Press release by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, for these awards, 6098 applications were received online, which were checked for completeness and correctness. The 4134 eligible applications then underwent field assessment and regional online evaluation, which was undertaken by 12 partner institutes, spread across the country. National Jury, chaired by Dr R A Mashelkar and comprising of experts from industry, academics and business then selected the final 36 winners in various categories of Enterprises and Ecosystem builders.

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PBL Workshop

Posted on  25-10-2019

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) hosted the PBL South Asia Curricula Design Workshop from 14th to 18th October, 2019. Representatives from the ten partner HEIs (higher education institutions) - Aalto University, Finland; TU Delft, Netherlands; KTU, Lithuania; IISc and IITB, India; JNEC, Bhutan and AITM, NEC, SEC and KU, Nepal - participated in the Erasmus+ funded project, Strengthening Problem-based Learning in South Asia (PBL-SA).

The workshop was conceptualized under preparation, led by IISc and supported by IITB, for the implementation of PBL in curricula across South Asia. Its main objectives was to apply 'design thinking' strategies to collaboratively design the curricula suitable for each of the beneficiary HEIs, across disciplines, in Nepal and Bhutan. The European and Indian institutions presented on their know-how in the area of PBL, and faculty and research associates mentored sessions to co-create courses. The long-term aim is to build a strong network of PBL practitioners and collate best practices across partner institutions, to improve the implementation and dissemination of PBL in the South-Asian context.

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22nd CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  25-09-2019

Title: From Smart Sensing to Smart Living
Speaker: Sajal K. Das, IEEE Fellow, Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair, Department of Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Date, Time and Venue : Wednesday, 25th September, 2019, 16.00 - 17.00pm, MMCR, CPDM

We live in an era in which our physical and personal environments are becoming increasingly intertwined and smarter due to the advent of pervasive sensing, wireless communications,computing, control and actuation technologies. Indeed our daily lives in smart cities and connected communities depend on a wide variety of cyber-physical infrastructures, such as smart energy, smart transportation, smart healthcare,smart manufacturing, etc. Alongside, the availability of wireless sensors, Internet of Things (IoTs) and rich mobile devices are empowering humans with fine-grained information and opinion collection through crowdsensing about events of interest, resulting in actionable inferences and decisions. This synergy has led to cyber-physical-social (CPS) convergence with human in the loop that exhibits complex interactions, inter-dependencies and adaptations between the engineered/natural systems and human users with a goal to improve quality of life and experiencein what we call smart living. However, the main challenges are posed by the scale, heterogeneity, big data, social dynamics, and resource limitations in sensors, IoTs and CPS networks. This talk will highlight unique research challenges in smart living , followed by novel frameworks and models for energy-efficient data gathering, fusion, security and trustworthiness, and trade-off between energy and information quality in multi-modal context recognition. Case studies and experimental results from smart energy and smart healthcare applications will be presented. The talk will be concluded with directions of future research.
Sajal K. Das is the Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair Professor at the Computer Science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). During 2008-2011 he served the US National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the division of Computer Networks and Systems. His research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments and smart health care, pervasive security, biological networking, applied graph theory and game theory. His research on wireless sensor networks and pervasive and mobile computing is widely recognized as pioneering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


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Workshop on Medical Devices

Posted on  30-08-2019

Medical Device: Development, Testing, Regulations and Market Access
An accelerated development and market adoption of innovative medical device in the healthcare ecosystem will require a greater and timely dissemination of right information to the medtech innovation community and call for a systematic discussion on the associated topics.

We planned this workshop by asking the question - what are the informational asymmetries in engineering, design and product development, regulations, quality assurance and market access strategies in the startup community of medical device and diagnostic technologies?

Through this workshop, we are hoping to push the boundary of knowledge for medtech startups in their product development in supporting their quest to bring their products to market.

Workshop organized by PATH Impact lab, inCeNSE TBI and TBI@CPDM

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19th CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  28-08-2019

All are invited to the 19th CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing

Title: Turning innovation into strategic advantages
Speaker: Dr. Norbert Gaus, Head of Research in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens Corporate Technology
Date, Time and Venue : Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 3:30pm, MMCR, CPDM

The rapidly transforming digital era presents newer challenges and innovation opportunities for organizations. How do organizations keep up with these rapid changes and enhance their core competitiveness at the same time? How do we create impact and deliver customer value through our technology focus? Dr. Gaus will talk about how SIEMENS is planning and executing its R&D activities globally. He will provide an overview of the identified company core technologies and share some of strong success stories of advanced technologies applications and digitalization initiatives across various industry verticals.

Dr. Norbert Gaus, Executive Vice President at Siemens Corporate Technology, is responsible for Research and Development in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens. After earning a degree in electrical engineering from Technical University Munich, he worked initially as a research assistant at the German Aerospace Center. During that time he earned a Ph.D. in engineering from Ruhr University Bochum. He joined Siemens AG Corporate Technology in 1991. Between 1994 and 2001, Gaus held various positions in the Information and Communication Networks Group with the rank of Vice President. In the following four years, he served as President and CEO of Siemens Corporate Research Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA. From 2005 to when he assumed his current position, he held various executive positions in Siemens Healthcare, ultimately as CEO of the Customer Solutions Division (Sales and Service for Siemens Healthcare, HIS Business Unit) of Siemens Healthcare. Since May 2015 he is in his current position at Siemens Corporate Technology. In March 2018 he was also appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Healthineers AG.


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Grasp Bionics Winner at Elevate 2019

Posted on  04-08-2019

Grasp Bionics Founded by Nilesh Walke and Vinay V (M.Des 2011) has been awarded one of the Winners at Elevate 2019. Elevate is the Government of Karnataka initiative to identify and nurture the most innovative start-ups.

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Auto-UI Global Fellowship

Posted on  15-07-2019

Abhishek Mukhopadhay from I3D lab, CPDM won prestigious "Auto-UI Global Fellowship" to attend Auto-UI conference to be held in Netherland later in the month of September 2019. He will be presenting his work on "Comparing CNNs for Non-Conventional Traffic Participants". Paper is co-authored by Dr. Pradipta Biswas.

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GYTI Award

Posted on  15-07-2019

Deval Karia and Rohit S. Nambiar (M.Des. 2018) were awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award on the 6th of July '19 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. These awards were conferred by the honourable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, for their work on the design of an affordable insulin pump for type-1 diabetic patients. Union minister of health and family welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan was the guest of honour. The work was undertaken under the guidance of Dr. Manish Arora and part of larger Artificial Pancreas development project led by Prof. Radhakant Padhi Aer. These awards, under the overall umbrella of HoneyBee Network, are designed to encourage technology students to think of pushing the technological frontiers and develop frugal impactful solutions for unmet social needs.

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Aina Ring Launched

Posted on  02-07-2019

Lazy Co a company founded by Apoorv Shankar (MDes, 2017) has successfully raised over 36,000 USD during crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its debut product Aina Ring. Apoorv developed the first working prototype of Aina ring as part of Computer Aided Product design course and took it forward with support from Karnataka Elevate100 challenge. Lazy Co recently got featured in Silicon India as one of the 10 Most Promising Wearable Companies in India.

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Lexus design award

Posted on  27-06-2019

The Lexus Design Award India (LDAI) seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers, creators, and students whose works can help to shape a better future. The award aims to recognize and reward members of the Indian design community who anticipate future challenges, innovate to tackle those challenges and in doing so, captivate the hearts and minds of Indian consumers.
The IISc team of Prof Monto Mani, Yogansh Namdeo and Ujjal Halifa, from the Sustainability and Design Lab (SuDesi) at the Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM) and the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), was selected amongst 12 finalists from nearly 220 entries in the open category. The award is in recognition of their role as designers of CleaneRat, an Internet of Things (IoT) based sewer inspection and declogging system that aims to provide empowerment and dignity to people involved in the maintenance of sewer lines.
Their design is to be displayed at the Milan Design Week 2019.

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Best Presentation Award at HKG

Posted on  05-06-2019

In 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing (ICGSP 2019), two papers, “Performance Comparison of Different CNN models for Indian Road Dataset” and “Analyzing Eye Gaze Movement of Users with Different Reading Abilities due to Learning Disability” by Abhishek Mukhopadhyay and Kamalpreet Singh Saluja respectively were selected for best paper awards. In the first paper authors compared accuracy of three state-of-the art CNN models in context of Indian road for developing autonomous vehicle. In the second paper, authors analyzed different eye movements for a representative reading task to detect early signs of learning disabilities such as dyslexia. These two papers will be published in ACM DL and indexed by EI Compendex, Scopus. Full citations are 1. A. Mukhopadhyay, A. Agarwal, I. Mukherjee and P. Biswas, Performance Comparison of Different CNN models for Indian Road Dataset, 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing (ICGSP 2019) 2. KPS Saluja, Jeevithashree Dv, S. Arjun and P. Biswas, Analyzing Eye Gaze Movement of Users with Different Reading Abilities due to Learning Disability, 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing (ICGSP 2019)

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ECube - 2019

Posted on  14-05-2019

ECube - Engage Explore Employ
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The BHAVAN Research Fellowship Award

Posted on  29-04-2019

PhD Student Mr. Tarun Kumar Awarded the BHAVAN Research Fellowship 2019 by IUSSTF and DST

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Best Paper Awards for CPDM PhD Scholars

Posted on  05-03-2019

Amurtha Bhaskaran and Aparna Harindranath PhD scholars working in UTSAAH Laboratory of CPDM recently presented their work in Scientific Conferences in Bangalore. Amrutha presented on Feotal Acoustic Simulator at IEEE COMSNET NetHealth Workshop where as Aparna presented on comparison of MEMS inertial measurement unit-orientation algorithms in a simulation environment using a proposed novel simulation platform at the International Conference on Networking, Embedded and Wireless Systems (ICNEWS-2018). Both presentations were awarded best paper award at their respective conferences.

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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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