Design Thinking Training

Need: World over, the business environment is evolving at unprecedented pace, challenges are complex and need fast and innovative solutions. In such a scenario, Design Thinking is appropriately being adopted by companies across sectors like Technology, Consumer Goods, Financial Services and Manufacturing. Giants like Google, Infosys, P&G, Deutche Bank, General Electric are all preparing their workforce to be more innovative using Design Thinking.

Our Offerings: We offer seminars, workshops, and learning journeys on Design Thinking customized for roles like Marketing, Operations, General Management, Finance, Technology et al. Programs are also customized based on experience levels, from Management/Engineering Trainees to Project Managers, Department Heads and CXOs.

Clients: Future Group, Cipla, Unilever, Hitech Plast

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Need: With growing commoditization and trends like digital proliferation, IT organizations are facing an existential challenge to remain relevant. They are looking for innovation and differentiation. Global giants like Google, Microsoft, Infosys et al are relying on Design Thinking for developing large scale innovative workforce. User centered design has helped companies like Intuit and Citrix to achieve greater customer satisfaction, Adobe to reinvent complete business models, Infosys and Cognizant to win large new projects and retain existing clients.

Our Offerings: We understand the unique learning needs of IT organizations, and offer programs on Design Thinking for Innovative Tech Services, ranging from 1/2 day workshops to month long projects and 3-month long learning & transformation journeys.

Clients: Tech Mahindra, L&T Infotech, Mindtree, PTC, Thirdware

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Need: There is growing consensus that theory and specific skills based education is outdated. 21st century workforce needs creative thinkers who can work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams to develop new innovative solutions to complex business, social, and environmental challenges. Design Thinking is a systematic approach to develop creative problem solving skills in students across fields like engineering, management, design and social sciences.

Our Offerings: We offer hands-on experiential learning workshops and elective courses on Design Thinking, customized for different disciplines.

Clients: IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, SP Jain, IMT Ghaziabad

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Need: NGOs, CSR bodies, Policy Think Tanks- are all using Design Thinking for developing a fresh perspective on large scale social challenges like poverty, illiteracy, lack of healthcare etc. and come up with innovative new-age solutions leveraging cutting edge technology. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Acumen Fund, Ashoka are some of the names extensively adopting Design Thinking.

Our Offerings: We offer workshops on Design Thinking for Social Innovation, suited for needs like large scale adoption, financial sustainability for social initiatives etc.

Clients: Ashoka Foundation, IRMA, World Vision

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Startup Incubators
Need: Failure rate of start-ups is a concern for investors and founders alike. In the current high-tech enabled networked economy, number of startups emerging and failing is rapidly going up. User centered design or Design Thinking helps startups identify real user pain points, build relevant solutions and find sustainable business models. Leading incubators like Google ventures, Y-combinator and startups like Airbnb have already embraced Design Thinking at a large scale.Offerings: In India, we are working with top incubators like CIIE and corporate intrapreneurship programs like Tech Mahindra Growth Factories to realize the power of Design Thinking in building innovative enterprises that solve real world problems while generating wealth for the financial stakeholders.

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