The World University of Design organised a two-day exclusive Design Thinking workshop – Global Goals Jam 2.0 (GGJ) on September 21 and September 22.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with the Digital Society School of University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Dr Swati Subodh, the bio-scientist-entrepreneur and Director for Healthcare Innovations at 1M1B Foundation, inaugurated the workshop.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr Sushma Sagar, Professor & Surgeon, AIIMS Delhi. Some of the co-mentors at the workshop were Prof. PV Madhusudan Rao – Professor & Head (Design), IIT Delhi and Prabhat Gusain, Investment specialist @investIndia (Startup India).
The event saw participation from 56 innovators across the country including IIT-Delhi. The mentors finalised seven ideas which are being taken forward. The ideas will mature into proper business plans by the end of the workshop. They will then be evaluated by UNDP for a global rollout.
The Global Goals Week was launched in 2016 under the aegis of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the United Nations Foundation. Their main aim is to offer an SDG-focused branding umbrella for key convening both within and alongside the UN General Assembly (UNGA).