Design Thinking and Innovations IIC Innovation
Ambassador Training Series by IIC & MHRD’s Innovation Cell
16th - 17th January 2020
Two-day workshop of Faculty Innovation Ambassadors was conducted by Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) & MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) from 16th -17th January 2020 at LPU. Faculty member Mr. Sunil Bist, Assistant Professor ECE, Department Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram, attended the “Design Thinking and Innovations’” training series and became the IIC Innovation Ambassador of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram.
In IIC Innovation Ambassador Training Series more than 25 Mentors from MHRD’s Innovation Cell built mentorship capacity of 300+ IIC members through a series of 4 four simultaneous training programmes on “Pre Incubation and Incubation Management”, “Entrepreneurship Development Program”, “Design Thinking and Innovations” and “IPR & Technology Transfer”. The trained IIC members will be designated as “IIC – Innovation Ambassador” to further mentor students.
For ‘Design Thinking and Innovations’ training, NODES team (4-member) headed by Ms. Prajakta Kulkarni trained 60+ faculty of various northern engineering institutions by means of interactive activities, brainstorming, and various methods about the importance of values, empathetic observation, research methods, designing unique solutions to problems and leadership. In this regard, various exercises were also developed. It was told to the learning members to learn first of all to be an innovator, only then they can teach others on innovations.
The recipients of these training programs will join the Ambassadors nationwide network and perform the role of mentor in their respective IICs. To further guide students, Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) of MHRD’s Innovation Cell is determined to build mentorship capacity of IIC members.
The inauguration ceremony was addressed by Mr. Dipan Sahu, Executive Consultant, National Coordinator, IIC and Mr. Ankush Prakash Sharma, Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell, IIC Regional Coordinator, NRO & NWRO Region.
Awareness - Self and Holistic
Various exercises and activities including lecture were attended focused on reflection of self, importance of attitudes, values and personal growth.
Curiosity through Empathy
Exercises and activities attended in small groups engaging with people in order to reflect other perspectives as their own and stimulate the environment to elicit maximum empathy.
Exercises and activities attended in groups to engage in secondary research on the problem selected and conduct primary research for that problem area.
Prioritization & Interconnections
Detailed exercises performed in the same group weighing insights relevant to problems and creating clusters of information to understand methods of learning followed by making decisions related to terminating unrelated observations.
Creativity: Prioritization & Interconnections
Detailed exercise performed in same group to add creativity in designing unique solutions to problems and channelizing resources according to the requirement in the environment to suit the needs of people involved - feasibility, desirability and viability.
Detailed exercises performed in same group in creating an appropriate environment for the team to flourish, derive the final prototype and to engage constructive criticism. Developing variations in business model and learning from presentations.
In the Felicitation ceremony participants were awarded with IIC Batches.