In a bid to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups create new global brands and successful products through innovation, IIT Hyderabd on the occasion of World Industrial Design Day will organise an ‘Industrial Design Conclave’ on June 29 and 30, 2017.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be organising the event in partnership with the Design Centres of IITs-Hyderabad, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and IIT Guwahati, besides the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The event is being hosted by IIT Hyderabad at its campus at Khandi.
The theme of the conclave is ‘New Product Development’. The two-day conclave will be conducted in highly interactive format through structured presentations and workshops and aims to disseminate actionable knowledge that people can use and apply immediately in their workplace to come up with new products, improve existing products and to use design to retain market standing.
Speaking about the Industrial Design Conclave, Prof. U.B. Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad said, “It is a matter of pride that IIT-Hyderabad is hosting this conclave, which is a sign of the strong connect between the academic and the Industry.”
Dr. Anil Kakodkar, President of National Academy of Sciences, India, Surendra Nath Tripathi, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME and Prof Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad are among the eminent speakers who will be addressing the conclave.
MSMEs designers, industry representatives in business strategy, design, development and innovation, design faculties and students can attend the conclave. The participants will get an opportunity to learn about various aspects of business development such as creating new user-friendly products and services, customising products and services for emerging markets. The two-day workshop will also help the attendees to understand where and how to integrate design in their business.
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