Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been India's premier business association that works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India. Since last 20 years, CII has been pursuing multipronged strategies for promoting and leveraging design towards sustainable economic growth in India. It has worked towards demonstrating the vital role of design in making businesses more competitive and public services more effective.
CII has been organizing the CII-NID Design Summit since 2001 with National Institute of Design (NID). The summit features best of the Indian and international design thinkers, practitioners and design users. It is an international event that brings together discerning audiences and eminent speakers to deliberate on the emerging aspects of design. The CII-NID Design Summit has been rechristened as India Design Summit to reflect the broader sphere of design influence and to celebrate design along with its promotion.
The summit has been a global platform having Country Partners like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, UK, USA, and many more.
With the view to sensitize Indian audience the benefits of investing in good design practices and increase awareness of design in public lives, even to solve complex social issues such as public health systems, crime abatement, energy saving, geriatric needs, and to cater to the urgent needs and demands for learning good design philosophy and practices, CII will be launching its Centre of Excellence on Design with a strong focus on Designed in India, Made for the World.