The University of the Aegean was established in 1984. Over the years, the UAegean has become an international research‐oriented university. Multiple Research Centers, well‐equipped laboratories, and a high‐quality Academic and Research Staff have all contributed to the significant results that the University has to display in scientific research.

World University of Design (WUD) has been established at Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat, Haryana – a hub of educational institutions of eminence in India, to accelerate the take-up of design in industrial and innovation activities at regional and national level.
WUD offers high quality trans-disciplinary education with a design foundation at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Communication, Visual arts & Management.

Brunel University London is based in Uxbridge in the United Kingdom. It has nearly 13,000 students and aims to combine academic rigour, with practical and entrepreneurial approaches across its teaching and research. College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel offers a variety of courses in Design, including three undergraduate degrees and a range of taught and research postgraduate courses. More than thirty staff work in the College, with specialisms including Community-led Design, Social Innovation, Systems Design, Industrial and Product Design, and Computer Aided Creative Conceptual Design. Brunel is primarily responsible for the dissemination and exploitation activities associated with the DESINNO, but will also contribute across the range of the project’s activities.

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (aka. IIIT-Delhi or IIIT-D) was created as a State University by an act of Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007) empowering it to do research and development, and grant degrees. In a relatively short time, it has earned an excellent reputation in India and abroad for being a center of quality education and research in IT and interdisciplinary areas. The institute is accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and has been accorded 12-B status by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

CRE.THI.DEV. is a non-profit company aimed at community development through the research and development of action plans, focused on the local and social economies, mainly on the fields of life-long learning, environmental protection, employment and local development, throughout Greece. The company establishes close cooperation with local and regional authorities, government authorities and business associations in order to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development through research and the raising of awareness in local communities towards available development projects. CRE.THI.DEV. is involved in more than a dozen EU funded projects, including DESSINO where is leading the quality-dedicated work package. 

The Department of Design is the first university department in Italy that deals with research and teaching in the field of design by statute. Inside the department, there is CILAB, a research lab with a design approach: research to know, test to learn, take action to train, starting from the real needs of people. CILAB is a design lab in which thinking and actions converge dynamically for fostering scientific knowledge about strategic design. CILAB will support DESINNO program in creating three innovation centres inside Indian partners’ universities.

RIMT University is one of the Indian partners (P3) of ERASMUS+ assignment titled  “Design and Innovation Capacity Building Project in India/ DESINNO” with a quest to add value to Design education in India leaning on the expertise of its European Partners in developing a Centre of Excellence at the campus and aspires to achieve:

-To initiate multi disciplinary collaborative projects with Industry and improvements in existing design related courses.

-To establish a product-design laboratory to facilitate for a hands on experience to designing approaches.

-Develop standardized quality curriculum and evaluation rubrics for design education and training in HEI’s and create sustainable design learning environment.

-Promote the community-based learning system for enabling designers, craftsmen and artists to explore and enhance their skills.

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