If You Strive To Create A Change Through Design & Technology Then This One Is For You!

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“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso   Creativity in the age of technology has brought us to experience varied realms of art. Not just a sketch on canvas but delving in the colorful myriad of shades to unleash designs that never existed before the advent of technology. Where a blend of symphonies are created to make an impact worldwide through creativity & innovation.

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  To all the artists grinding day & night to imagine the unimaginable, to create meaning out of the mess, to make alive what we see as mortal, to the innovators & dreamers who cut across cultures, diversities, disciplines & institutions, give some fresh air to the hidden bud of talent & showcase the artist within you but with a twist of course! 

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  Come together to find unique solutions to the pressing problems & challenges throughout India. From Social Empowerment through Music, Fintech For Social Good, Mobility, Healthcare to Reimagining Education, The Design, Technology & Social Innovation Workshop 2020 provides an opportunity for creative exploration of ideas through the implementation of design & technology under guidance of experts.

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  Drawing in experts from various domains are the speakers like Mr. Milind Tambe- Director, Google for Social Good; Mr. Manohar Paluri- Director, Facebook, AI; Mr. Sudhindra Venkatesh- CDO, IBM India; Ms. Ulrike Reinhard- Publisher, Author & Futurist amongst others, MIT India Initiative is a not for profit workshop from the students & alumni of the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT that enables participants to tackle pressing problems hands on by working in teams for the duration of 5 days. 

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  Students have an opportunity to have hands-on experience in project building through the process of problem identification, storyboarding, ideating, brainstorming, prototyping & product development as a unique solution to the theme of their domain. The themes being:   1. Social Empowerment Through Music Let your inner voice out as you address the social issues around through strong lyrics sending a powerful message across.   2. Fintech For Social Good Make it easy for the common man to understand taxes. Bring in technology solutions to financial & economic problems cutting across the nation,    

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3. Re-Imagining Education Reimagine design enabled solutions to the problems & challenges that you identified in the Indian Education System. 4. Mobility Experiment with the ways you travel across. Let your creativity bring out new solutions for long-pressing transport & movement problems. 5. Healthcare Let your passion for medical blend with design, engineering & social justice to create long term tech-enabled solutions.  

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6. Community Based Health Solutions Bring in a change by identifying community healthcare problems & intervene through design solutions as diagnostic device & medications for patients.  7. Investigation & Journalism: Telling Tangible Tales Share a strong perspective with a strong artefact depicting investigative journalism & reflective ethnography by interviewing, data collection & photo documentation.  8. Housing & Energy Make way to conserve energy & save ourselves from burgeoning slums resulting from rapid urbanization. An initiative that could reinvent the way we live!  

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9. Environmental Resilience Let us intervene where it need be! Intervening in the rising temperatures to save the planet through proper urban planning & preventing creation of heat islands via design & technology. 10. Public Spaces Bring in small scale design interventions for better utilization & beautification of public spaces along with addressing the safety aspects. The idea is drawn from past work of fellow MITs as MIT Tata Center For Technology & Design, MIT Media Lab India Initiative, MIT Connected Learning India Initiative, MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives, MIT D-Lab India & MIT J-PalSouth Asia Group. The lead is being taken by the founder & head of MIT India Initiative, Piyush.  Passionate about developing design & tech solutions, Piyush aims to bring in the culture of social innovation, application-driven education system & skill-based learning through The Social Innovation Workshop. Come collaborate with MIT India & Welingkar Education from January 21st to 25th, 2020. Welingkar Institute of Management, Malunga, Mumbai, India.  
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