Design thinking can play a critical role in innovation of policies, products and services with a higher societal impact. Design is multidisciplinary way of goal oriented problem solving that has a closest connect to the real world problems. If a country (especially India) needs to make a strong mark in global innovative product and technology development then the solution lies in harnessing the strengths of multidisciplinary education system. To introduce design education in the engineering and management curriculum is a highly challenging task. Design educators need to collaborate with the engineering and management educators to propose a well deliberated framework.
The Australia India Institute is pleased to announce the latest addition to the ‘Chanakya Papers', a series of reflections on critical issues of contemporary public interest. The latest volume, written by Balaji Parthasarathy from the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore examines the historical significance of frugal innovation and reverse innovation.
Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute (AII) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jim Varghese, AM as Executive Director of Business Development.
Seven Indian prime ministers from across the political spectrum and spanning three decades have come and gone without paying a state visit to Canberra, a record broken only now with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Australia following the Brisbane G20 Summit.