Tag Archives: Sam Pitroda

Planning Commission Hackathon aims to bridge Communication Gaps

This weekend saw India’s first government-driven attempt at a Hackathon. Organized by the Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council, the two-day event spanned 10 centers across the country, involving about 2000 participants. The main aim of the event was … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Conversation on Design Innovation in India

The host of design and innovation conferences in India over the past couple of years clearly indicates the increasing recognition from a variety of different individuals, institutions and governing bodies that design-led innovation is the key to many of our … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design Challenges, Interesting Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Design Public III: An Overview in Pictures

What really happened at the third edition of Design Public? In many ways, it was all much more than we can wrap our heads around. While more reflective accounts of the day will soon follow, this is a quick overview … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

LiveMint Subdomain for Design Public

We are very pleased to announce that our partners at Mint have set up a new sub-domain for Design Public, where they will be sharing different information related to the conclave. They will also be using the platform to engage … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aditya interviews Sam Pitroda

Yesterday, CKS’ CEO and Founder, Dr. Aditya Dev Sood, interviewed Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations and Chairman of the National Innovation Council (NInC). Mr. Pitroda is also Founder and CEO of … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NInC’s Report to the People: A Review

The National Innovation Council (NInC) published its First Report to the People in November 2011. In the foreword to the report, Sam Pitroda begins by stating the Government’s recognition that “innovation is the engine for national and global growth, employment, … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC, Interesting Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CKS works with Sam Pitroda and the NInC towards a Centre of Design Innovation

February 1, 2012. New Delhi. The National Innovation Council, headed by Sam Pitroda, is working on building twenty educational centers across India that focus on Design and Innovation. In order to accomplish this, they invited several relevant entities, of which … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC, Interesting Ideas | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

India to Implement Ambitious “Smart-Grid” Pilot Project

In an effort to save power and improve energy efficiency, India’s Ministry of Power has recently set up an India Smart Grid Task Force (ISGTF). The initiative involves the implementation of pilot projects in eight different locations over the next … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Design!publiC | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment