Design Innovation India Workshop 2012,jointly organised by Apeejay Stya University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab (MIT Media Lab),concluded on March 30 with an exhibition of innovative prototypes that were designed by participants during the five-day workshop.
At the plenary session at Apeejay campus,Sheikh Sarai,where the workshop was held,chief guest Sam Pitroda praised the innovations displayed by the students and said the idea of a design workshop had provided a unique platform for Indian students.
Aditya Berlia,member of the management board of the Apeejay Stya Group,said the idea was to provide a platform for students,professionals,faculties and researchers to join hands and interact with representatives of MIT Media Lab.
Prof Joseph Paradiso of MIT Media Lab said,India is a very special place and we are always impressed by the level of energy Indian students have.
The objective of the workshop was to create prototypes that would address real-world problems. The five-day workshop had brain storming sessions,talks,tutorials and themes anchored by leading MIT researchers.