The centrepiece of the DESINNO’s project work will be the three Design and Innovation Centres, hosted at IIIT-Delhi, RIMT University, and World University of Design. The centres of excellence will act as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for design and innovation support for start-up companies, SMEs, young entrepreneurs, social activists, and not-for-profit organisations. They will have state-of-the-art equipment, including 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, and 3D scanners, as well as workstation PCs equipped with the latest software for concept development.
Students and faculty members will benefit from free access to the new centres, which will be embedded into teaching on courses at each institution. Industrial partners will be invited to collaborate on projects at the centres and to network with design students and faculty experts.
The centres will host summer schools and training programmes for students, academics, and industry professionals. They will also offer workshops and lectures on relevant design subjects led by experts in their field.
The Design and Innovation Centres will act as a bridge between university-based Design experts and industry innovators seeking to develop their products. Offering rapid prototyping and consultancy, the centres will help businesses to grow and develop to meet the demands of an ever-changing market.
If you are a designer or industry professional who would like to discuss collaborating with one of our centres of excellence, you’re welcome to get in touch with us.