18th India Design Summit

CII organised the 18th India Design Summit in partnership with National Institute of Design from 16-17 November 2018 in New Delhi. This summit is a platform to create an enduring partnership between design and organizations leading to innovation and increased economic competitiveness. Just as large and small gears work together in harmony, when designers work with organizations, they ignite innovation.

The theme of this edition of the Design Summit was “Design for Industry 4.0”. 

The summit addressed emergent issues such as new level of human-machine interaction, new design experiences, new scenarios of consumer-manufacturer-customer cycles, mass customization, personalized products and services, virtual design solutions, intelligent and agile production systems and similar such emerging possibilities. It deliberated upon how design can assist industry to leapfrog to i4.0.

India’s most coveted Design Excellence Awards and the most illustrious India Design Book, brought out by CII every year as the testaments to the development and growth of the design sector in India, was released at the summit. The two provide a gateway to promote design intensive products and services, designed in India, in the global market.

The audience at the India Design Summit were - 

Design and innovation connoisseurs: 20%

Brands / retailers / manufacturers / distributors in need of design and innovative solutions for business upgrading and sales growth: 30%

Design practitioners / artists / marketing and brand consultants: 40%

Government divisions: 5%

 Government and private institutions: 5%

Knowledge Resources
You will get access to following Knowledge Resources by subscribing to the Digital Library of this event.
"CII has been evangelising the design movement in India since the last two decades": Udayant Malhoutra, Chairman, CII National Committee in Design
"Design has to be promoted and penetrated": Prof. Anant Chakradeo, Dean, MIT Institute of Design
"Design is inbuilt in the lives of Indians": Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME
"Design is key to innovation and plays an intrinsic role in knowledge economies": Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd.
"Industry 4.0 - Vision to Reality" - an Industry Panel Discussion
"Industry 4.0 - Vision to Reality" - Interaction between panellists and audience
"The Government is keen to set up a National Design Centre": Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP
A Wholesome Human Centred Design for the Connected Workforce: Views by Prerna Mukharya, Founder & CEO, Outline India
Business by Design - a Talk by Sudhindra Venkatesha Murthy, Chief Design Officer, IBM Interactive Experience
Can India lead? Views by Dr. Naushad Forbes, Past President, CII
Changing the Landscape of Industrial Design - Perspective by Michael Foley, MD & Creative Director, Foley Designs
CII Design Excellence Awards 2018 - a Brief by Hrridaysh Deshpande, Member, CII National Committee on Design
CII India Design Book 2017 - 18
Conferment of CII Design Excellence Awards 2018
Design Education to Prepare Designers for Tomorrow - a Panel Discussion
Design Education to Prepare Designers for Tomorrow - Interaction between the panel and audience
Design Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing - Introduction by Anuj Prasad, CEO & Founder Director, Desmania
Design needs to adapt to the changing needs of businesses and the workforce: Kunal Gupta, Co-Founder, TinkerLabs
Design Thinking - Experience Sharing by Udayant Malhoutra, Chairman, CII National Committee in Design
Designing Digital Transformation - an Industry Panel Discussion
Designing Digital Transformation - Interaction between Panelists and Audience
Digital and Design Solutions - Case Studies highlighted by Sumanta Basu, General Manager, Wipro Digital
Digital Transformation and its Impact on the Design Ecosystem: Perspective by Ayush Chauhan, Co-Founder, Quicksand
Future of Design Education in India: Perspective by Prof. Pradyumna Vyas, Director, National Institute of Design & Member Secretary, India Design Council
How design played a role in creating the rental economy: perspective by Ajith Karimpana, Founder & CEO, Furlenco
Human Centered Design for Connected Workforce - Session Introduction by Abhimanyu Nohwar, Founder Director, Kiba Design
Human empathy should be at the centre of any design for it to be successful: Darshita Thaker, Founder and Managing Director, Kreo Design and Innovation
Linking Design and Industry 4.0 - Perspective by Guruprasad Rao, Director & Mentor, Imaginarium India
Nurturing the Design Movement in India - Perspective by Udayant Malhoutra, Chairman, CII National Committee in Design
Opportunities for Design Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing - an Industry Panel Discussion
Opportunities for Design Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing - Perspective by Panduranga Rao, Vice President, Altair Product Design India
Release of India Design Book 2017-18
The Relevance of Design and the Role it Should Play by Being Authentic and Truthful - Anthony Lopez, Founder, Lopez Design
Using Design to Transform Lives Nationally and Internationally- Perspective by Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary Knowledge Innovation Hub, NITI Aayog, Government of India
Using Innovation and Design Thinking as a Paradigm to Empower Industry 4.0 - Rajiv Sikka, Founder and CEO, Prologic Technologies
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