Bengaluru (India), 18th March 2023: CMR University’s Department of Common Core Curriculum concluded its annual flagship occasion, CMRU Design Thinking Day ‘CAUSE 2023’ at their Lakeside Campus in Bagalur on Friday, seventeenth March 2023. On this event, the ‘CAUSE 2023’ Changemaker Award winner was Team ‘Go Algae’ who pitched an answer that works in the direction of fixing the CO2 emission by creating algae tanks that convert CO2 into oxygen. Team – ‘ORU Health Shift’ gained the ‘Changemaker Award – First Runner-up’, by pitching an answer within the type of a product – an MQ mirror that aids college students battling with despair. The ‘Changemaker Award – Second Runner-up’ was gained by Team – ‘Tech Infinity’ who developed the Patient Position Monitoring System (PPMS) to help caregivers by stopping the formation of ulcers in bedridden sufferers. The ‘Changemaker Award for Inclusive Solution’ was acquired by the Team – ‘Brain Breakers’ who pitched their product PU Acoustics which addressed the issue of noise air pollution by growing a polymer that’s immune to sound whereas is favorable for recent air. The ‘Changemaker Award for Impactful Solution’ was acquired by Team – ‘Ameya’ for growing natural biodegradable idols to scale back the air pollution in water our bodies as a result of utilization of plaster of Paris whereas making idols. The ‘Changemaker Award for Innovative Solution’ was acquired by Team – ‘Fit Charge’, a service that permits individuals to transform human effort (AKA Kinetic power) into electrical power throughout exercises.
Mr. Ratul Narian, Founder, Bempu was awarded the primary ‘CMRU Innovation Award’ for his distinctive and progressive work within the subject of Health Tech that resulted in saving the lives of hundreds of new child infants internationally.
Chief Guest, Dr. David Kusuma, President, of the World Design Organization (WDO), who joined and inaugurated the Design Thinking Day ‘CAUSE 2023’ occasion just about from the USA stated, “It is really an honor and an incredible privilege for me to be collaborating in CMR University’s flagship occasion ‘Design Thinking Day 2023.’ We are so very proud that CMRU is a member of the WDO and is taking part in an energetic position in selling and advocating Design Thinking not solely in India however on the worldwide stage. India has a very wealthy cultural heritage and a various manufacturing business, which in my view, has helped within the improvement of a novel design identification. India is residence to many famend Design Institutes and Universities like CMRU, that are at present producing extremely-expert and extremely-gifted designers. Design for a greater world is the very ethos of the upcoming technology of designers, who should place human wants first and strike the best steadiness between individuals, the planet, and revenue. Again, I wish to congratulate CMRU for organizing such an impressive occasion and CAUSE 2023.”
Shri Venkat Venugopal – R&D Site Head & Director Engineering, Schneider Electric, India, inaugurated the ‘Design Thinking Lab’, an in-home innovation lab to offer a devoted area for college kids and professionals to work on their progressive initiatives.
Prof Uli Weinberg – President, of the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) and Professor & Director of the School of Design Thinking, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany, was the Guest of Honour and inaugurated ‘CAUSE 2023’ and in addition introduced CMR University’s membership with the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA).
In his handle to the members of Design Thinking Day at CMRU, Prof. Uli Weinberg, President, GDTA talking from Germany stated, “I really feel enormously honored to be part of CMRU’s Cause 2023 Design Thinking Day. I’m impressed with the sheer variety of members from completely different international locations and the size at which the college has organized this occasion. Design Thinking helps in growing the highest 10 expertise listed by the World Economic Forum and never limiting ourselves to simply information switch. We should collaborate throughout disciplines and never compete with one another to realize our aims. It is necessary to develop the Design Thinking allies with a community of like-minded individuals. It is our pleasure to welcome CMR University to GDTA and with this, now we have 4 member establishments from India and no different nation within the World to date has that many establishments as members of GDTA. This could be very encouraging.” He thanked CMR University and the scholars for all of the assist.
The 6 finalist groups for ‘Ground Zero had been judged by ‘The Superstar Jury’ comprising Mr. Abhijit (Bobby) Bose, Former Head – of WhatsApp, India, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Navi Technologies; Ms. Sonia Manchanda, Founding Partner, Spread; Mr. C.M. Patil, CEO, Krishikalpa and Mr. Aswani Chaitanya, Vice President – Investments at Capital A.
‘ CAUSE 2023’ – A Global Open Innovation Challenge wherein 750 groups from 90 establishments participated from throughout 10 completely different international locations together with India. At the inaugural ceremony of Dr. David Kusuma – President, of the World Design Organization (WDO) & Senior Vice President of Product Management & Innovation, Oregon Tool, USA was the Chief Guest; Prof Uli Weinberg – President, of Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) and Professor & Director – School of Design Thinking, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany and Shri Venkat Venugopal – R&D Site Head & Director Engineering, Schneider Electric, India had been the Guests of Honour. Shri Jayadeep, Pro-Chancellor, CMR University presided over the operate together with Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost of CMR University, and different senior members from CMR University.
Speaking on the event, Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost, CMR University and Founder of Ekya Schools stated, “CMR University was meant and constructed to nurture inventive thinkers who drive optimistic international change. The Department of Common Core Curriculum is spearheading this intention. We are empowering our college students to create a greater world utilizing design considering expertise. We are additionally very excited to inaugurate the Design Thinking Lab, an area created for interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaborations for the scholars to ideate and construct a greater future. This is simply the beginning of an extended highway forward.”
CMRU, by way of its Common Core Curriculum (CCC), is India’s first University to make design considering a compulsory credit score course for all its Undergraduate and Postgraduate packages throughout all its School of Studies with impact from the educational 12 months 2021-22. The Design Thinking course goals to arrange college students with a design considering mindset to resolve actual-life issues, utilizing the design considering framework. This is consistent with the latest announcement made by the World Design Council to assist the Karnataka Government to advertise design considering in colleges and faculties.