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Design and Innovation Service Report

The Design and Innovation Centre Services Report provides an introduction to the services offered by the new centres established by the DESINNO project.

The report examines existing world-wide paradigms, including the Design Factory Global Network and the Fablab Network, to consider possible models for the new Centres’ services.

It also explores existing MakerSpaces in India, identifying best-practice in facilities, engagement, and price points.

Using these benchmarks, the report then outlines the Centres’ approach to:

  • Equipment
  • Services
  • Users
  • Health and Safety
  • Training, Events and Public Engagement
  • Publicity and Dissemination

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Sustainable business model for the Design & Innovation Centres

Built on Canvas business model, this model sets out the basis for the sustainability of the new Design and Innovation Centres after the lifetime of the project.

In-keeping with the Canvas format, it offers approaches under the following headings:

  • Key Partners
  • Key Activities
  • Value Propositions
  • Customer Relationships
  • Customer Segments
  • Key Resources
  • Channels
  • Cost Structure
  • Revenue Streams

As well as the Canvas models themselves, this document includes descriptive text, detailing how particular aspects of the Centres’ services will be approached.

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Design Courses

The DESINNO project contributes to the modernization and internationalization of Indian HEIs by the development of improved university courses that will comply with certain content and pedagogical approaches, by following state of the art methodologies in design thinking, sustainability, design research, and social innovation.

Each course will contain all the necessary material (text, slides, exercises, evaluation method) in digital form.

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National Research Reports

This report aims to provide a review on Design and Innovation in India from the early days of Independence to the present and beyond. Focus is given to innovative methods for research and design, extreme affordability principles for product design and development, community-based programs for design and innovation and educational practices.

The scope of design covers industrial design, design of human-computer interaction and design of services. Background and context analysis is provided, which includes statistical data and trends of design and innovation in India covering both commercial aspects and educational programmes.

Emphasis is given to the collaboration between industry and HEIs. Research also includes existing examples of cooperation between industry and HEIs, Internships and other activities related to design education.

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