In the pursuit to position India as a global design hub and to stimulate Indian industry to invest in design as a key component for increasing competitiveness, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been pursuing multipronged strategies in promoting the value of design and leveraging its capability to accelerate economic growth, since last 19 years.

CII is organizing the 20th India Design summit on the Digital platform "HIVE" from 11th to 19th December 2020 and exhibition will be held from 11th to 31st December 2020.

Germany is the Country Partner and leading international design organisations World Design Organisation (WDO)German Design Council (GDC), Korean Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP), OAV Germany Asia – Pacific Business Association and Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) are partners at the 20th India Design Summit.

The India Design Summit is a platform that brings together Government, Industry & Academia to create an enduring partnership.

The focal theme of this year’s summit is Promotion of Indian Design for Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) laying emphasis on the overarching role played by Design to bring cutting edge solutions and a way forward for design-based investment promotion in India. As life and livelihood across the globe experience series of disruption, we must leverage design capabilities to encourage economic growth.

Atmanirbhar Bharat, translated as self-reliant India, is a mission launched by the Government and is aimed at enabling Indian economic resurgence and emphasises the need for adopting pragmatic development strategies to enable the country to recognise and capitalise on its inherent strengths. The Mission also advocates the need for India's active participation in the post-COVID global value chains.

The deliberations during the conference will evaluate how design can be adapted to increase the self-reliance of Indian industry and ensure environmental safety, human welfare, business continuity & industrial growth.

India Design Summit will host series of events on focused theme, webinars, workshops, design talks by eminent academicians and industry experts, organized in partnership with various national and global partners for Indian design, research & development community, highlighting best design practices and celebrating design excellence


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