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Young minds at the ColourNext 2015 Creative Studio Workshop

Asian Paints in collaboration with CKS Consulting organized a Creative Studio Workshop at their Delhi office. It was an attempt to engage in fruitful collaborations, discern lifestyle trends and discuss possible outcomes as part of the ColourNEXT 2015 forecasting. ColourNEXT is an Asian … Continue reading

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LIVE BLOG :Feedback and Collective High-level Reflections

This discussion would engage the panelists reflecting on prior breakout sessions and their outcomes for the day. Steering towards condensing critical conclusions, whilst looking forward to challenges ahead, funding prospects and prioritize objectives.

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IWG 3: Knowledge sharing could be the way forward towards better healthcare

This session focused on discussing a need for enhancing an existing delivery system, by empowering Frontline Health workers(FHW’s). Facilitating an exchange of relevant ideas across cultures in respect to attitudinal resistance, whilst bringing to the fore collated findings from on-field research and gradually unfurling an emerging phenomena.

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Growing Young: Making Agriculture Cool

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Agriculture still remains one of the mainstays of rural livelihoods in India. While we have been trying to gain insights into how rural livelihoods can be improved through strengthening agriculture, our efforts have also … Continue reading

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The Helicopter shot for Innovation in India

By Aditya Mishra One of the techniques used in innovation/idea generation is to look at a different domain and bring elements from there to bear upon the problem at hand. Let’s apply that to the problem of lack of innovation … Continue reading

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Innovation as a Form of Conversation

The third panel at the Design Public Conclave follows from the discussion at the last panel of the day at Design Public III, where participants spoke about the need for better conversation that will yield meaningful innovation. Discussants suggested that … Continue reading

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Post-Grid Energy: The Challenge for Design Public IV

Despite a sea change in rural connectivity and the dramatic unfolding of a mobile revolution in India over this past decade, the number of households with access to electricity remains dismally low. The conventional grid is unable to meet the … Continue reading

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Nimble Agriculture: Challenge Track at Design Public IV

‘Nimble Agriculture’ is a concept CKS developed in response to the challenges of small and marginalized farmers (those with land under 2 hectares). The term refers to agriculture that is smart, light and agile: smart in its use of resources, … Continue reading

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The Idea of Innovation

By Mala Subramanian To my mind innovation is about plugging gaps in any part the value chain that translates ideas to action on the ground. More often than not, certainly in India, the gap is in diligent execution and project … Continue reading

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Teaching, Training and Doing Innovation in India

This second panel at the Design Public Conclave will focus on the state of education on innovation in India. If in fact it is true that innovation is not really understood in India, can we agree that it is the … Continue reading

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