Welcome to the summit of Ideas!

The 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.

Design has become pervasive. The activity of design is being practiced by myriads of disciplines including engineering, computer science, information systems, and business. Titles such as software design, engineering design, human-computer interaction design, and systems design is commonly seen now along with product design, industrial design and graphic design. Everyone connected with these titles and other such titles are welcome!

The discipline of design offers a unique way of seeing the world and approaching problems. The summit is a stage to bring the traditional fields of design in partnership with the fields of technology and business towards the development of new products - real and virtual. It is a manifesto to inform the future of our highly technological age, profoundly in need of humanizing.

The summit will bring about new ideas, new initiatives, and new thinking needed to contribute to the larger picture of design in the knowledge economy. The purpose of the summit is to synergize, find new methods of working together with an attitude of openness, cooperation, and exploration.


Design for Industry 4.0

Innovative Product and Service Design to Empower i4.0

Fourth Industrial Revolution is a term used to describe a paradigm shift proffered by a series of game-changing innovations in the way products are manufactured and services delivered.

The summit will address 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. The summit will deliberate upon how design can assist industry to make the leap into i4.0.

The summit will be a platform to launch the new initiative of establishing Design Industry in India as a new industry vertical. The objective is to capitalize on the solid foundation of design industry in India, abundant talent base and the experience of our design industry. The initiative is aimed at driving the development of new economy, exporting design services, creating more quality job opportunities and expanding the share and usage of design in the country.


16 & 17 November 2018


The Park Hotel, New Delhi


  • Aashish-Solanki

    Udayant Malhoutra

    Chairman, CII National Committee in Design & Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.

  • Ram-Mohan-Mishra

    Ram Mohan Mishra

    AS & DC Ministry of MSME,
    Government of India

  • Ramesh-Abhishek

    Ramesh Abhishek

    Secretary, Department Of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India

  • Yaduvendra-Mathur

    Yaduvendra Mathur

    Additional Secretary Knowledge (Innovation Hub (KIH),
    Niti Aayog, Government of India

  • Ajith-Karimpana

    Abhimanyu Nohwar

    Founder Director,
    Strategy & Design, Kiba Design

  • Ajith-Karimpana

    Ajith Karimpana

    Founder & CEO,

  • Alain-SPOHR

    Anant Chakradeo

    Dean, Faculty of Design,
    MITADT University, Pune

  • Anthony-Lopez

    Anthony Lopez

    Founder & CEO,
    Lopez Design

  • Anuj Prasad

    Anuj Prasad

    Founder & CEO,
    Desmania Design

  • Ayush-Chauhan

    Ayush Chauhan


  • Darshita-Thaker

    Darshita Thaker

    Founder & Managing Director,
    KREO Design & Innovation

  • Dr-G-V-Sreekumar

    G. V. Sreekumar

    Professor and Head, IDC,
    IIT Bombay

  • Gourav-Ray

    Gourav Ray

    Senior Director,
    GE Additive

  • Guruprasad-Rao

    Guruprasad Rao

    Director & Mentor,
    Imaginarium India

  • Hari-Nallan

    Hari Nallan

    Founder & CEO,
    Think Design Collaborative

  • K-Munshi

    K. Munshi

    Founder Director,
    CTech Labs Pvt. Ltd

  • Kunal-Gupta

    Kunal Gupta


  • Mahendra-Chauhan

    Mahendra Chauhan

    Head of Design - Watches,
    Wearables and Accessories, Titan

  • Manika-Walia

    Manika Walia

    Professor & Associate Dean, School of Design, Ansal University, Gurgaon

  • Michael-Foley

    Michael Foley

    MD & Creative Director,
    Foley Designs

  • Naushad-Forbes

    Naushad Forbes

    CII, President - India Design Council & Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall

  • Nirav-Shah

    Nirav Shah

    Architect & Industrial Designer,
    Godrej Interio

  • Nitin-Tiwari

    Nitin Tiwari

    Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder,
    Creative Gaga

  • Panduranga-Rao

    Panduranga Rao

    Vice President,
    Altair Product Design India

  • Pradyumna-Vyas

    Pradyumna Vyas

    Director, National Institute of Design & Member Secretary, India Design Council

  • Prerna-Mukharya

    Prerna Mukharya

    Founder & CEO,
    Outline India

  • Priya-Paul

    Priya Paul

    Chairperson, CII National Committee on Design 2017-18, Chairperson, The Park Hotels

  • Rajiv-Sikka

    Rajiv Sikka

    Founder & CEO,
    Prologic Technologies

  • Ramneek Kaur Majithia

    Ramneek Kaur Majithia

    Dean - Academic Development & Innovation, Pearl Academy

  • Ripul-Kumar

    Ripul Kumar

    Head of UX,

  • Sasi-Gopal-Menon

    Sasi Gopal Menon

    Dean, School of Fashion and Design,
    GD Goenka University

  • Sudhindra-V

    Sudhindra V.

    Chief Design Officer,
    IBM IX India

  • Sumanta-Basu

    Sumanta Basu

    General Manager,
    Wipro Digital

  • Tanay-Kumar

    Tanay Kumar

    Co-founder & CEO
    Fractal Ink Design Studio

  • Veera-Venkata-Atmakuri

    Veera Venkata Atmakuri

    Head of Experience Design,
    Siemens India


Government Partners

  • intellectual-property-india-logo
  • msme-logo


Event Partner

  • dynamatics-logo

Platinum Sponsor

  • park-hotels-logo

Silver Sponsor

  • titan-logo

Associate Partner

  • altair-logo
  • mit-logo


  • pearl-academy-logo

Trophy Partner

  • foley-logo


For More Details, Contact

Ms. Pooja Sanchala


Contact No. +91 124 4014060 Extn.: 442