Karnataka government plans to set up a Centre of Excellence for design with IISc


  • In a bid to boost research and development (R&D) practices in the state, the Information and Technology department of the government of Karnataka may set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Design.
  • The move is aimed at having a blended experience from industry, academia and R&D institutes in the new technologies.
  • Bengaluru is one of the shortlisted cities for the World Design Capital 2022.
In a bid to boost research and development (R&D) in the state, the Information and Technology department of Karnataka could set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for design. The move is aimed at having a blended experience from industry, academia and R&D institutes in the new technologies.

With this, the state government wants to nourish the design ecosystem with funding, incubation, new technology domains and global connect.

“We are in talks with Indian Institute of Science to establish a CoE for Design to act as the nodal agency for enhancing this domain in Karnataka,” Dr E V Ramana Reddy, NASSCOM DESIGN4INDIA Design Summit and Awards at Bengaluru said.

NASSCOM DESIGN4INDIA is an open platform focussed on providing design solutions to the IT workforce.

“Bengaluru is competing at a global level, through exchange of people and ideas, so that Karnataka may consistently maintain its lead position in innovation, science and technology,” he added.

The World Design Organization’s initiative “World Design Capital (WDC) goes to the city that has used design to optimise urban areas. Bengaluru is one of the shortlisted cities for the World Design Capital 2022.”
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