Confederation of Indian Industry (CII): CII works closely with the stakeholders for strategizing and implementing all the Design initiatives in the country. CII Design initiatives are focused in the following areas: Competitiveness of Industry by Design-Branding/ Promotion of Design through Media, Design Education, Design for Culture, Society & Environment, and Implementation of Design Policy. CII’s last 10 year’s work in Design resulted in Government’s announcement of National Design Policy. Some of the ongoing activities are Design Clinic for MSMEs, India Design Report, India Design Resource Book, 2nd India Design Festival & 9th CII-NID Design Summit, Workshops on Blue Ocean strategy through Design thinking etc.
Federation of Madhya Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FMPCCI): The mission of Federation of Madhya Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry is to promote, encourage, watch and protect the interest of trade, commerce, industries, transport, manufacture, finance, banking, insurance and all other mercantile and economic activities particularly in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and in India and globally in general.
Regular interactions are carried out with the heads/ senior functionaries of CII, FMPCII both at the state and central level regarding industrial linkages.
The Institute conducted symposiums under THINKIN (The flagship event brand of the Institute) on various topics related to design. A list of some of the symposia is given below:
Symposium to map the objectives for NID MP's approach, add value to the existing curriculum and set the agenda for the proposed Masters level Program in 'Sustainability & Design’.
Pedagogy of foundation level design teaching in the current COVID scenario, while considering future professionals of 2030s.
Future prospects and upcoming trends of communication design with focus on Industry 4.0 and Communication Design.
The Impact of COVID 19 in the field of Information and Communication Design industry/ academia.
Opportunities for Industrial designers for tough time ahead.
Impact on Industrial Design education and training in the sector.
Changed classroom scenario and new studio learning norms.
Key changes and challenges in Industrial design curriculum.
Embedding advancements in Technology and Applications in delivering Industrial design programs to adapt to changed scenario.
Technology, knowledge and experiential exposure and effects on the profile of Industrial Designer.
Threads of hope: The future of Indian craft communities at the times of COVID 19.
Retail sector outlook post COVID -19 (opportunities and challenges).
The impact of coronavirus on small scale businesses (global and local context).
Global education policies, migration, and design practices in COVID -19.
COVID -19 an opportunity to "reset and reshape" fashion & manufacturing.
Evolving Role of Designers in Contemporary Times.
The Institute has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the following organisations for academic collaboration:
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal.
Foundation for Innovative Packaging and Sustainability, Mumbai.