About The Event

This year we focus on design for a sustainable world. After facing massive disruption caused by the pandemic, using design to create solutions for problems that plague mankind is the need of the hour.

The awards recognize and felicitate the best prototype and finished designs by designers, architects, innovators and businesses. This exclusive event curated by us will cater to products from across industries that are focused on touching human lives and making them Future Ready.

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Landscape Design

Urban Design



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App Design

Special Effects


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Jury Members

Pradyumna Vyas

Former Director
National Institute of Design & Board of Member, WDO

Pradyumna Vyas has more than thirty-six years of professional and teaching experience across different spheres of design. Prior to joining NID, he was associated with Kilkenny Design Centre, Republic of Ireland. In 2011, he was awarded for his outstanding contribution to design education at Asia’s Best School Award, Singapore. He was a jury member at the special awards screening panel at Good Design Award (G- Mark), the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Japan from 2012-2014 & 2016.

Srini Srinivasan

Chairman & CEO
LUMIUM DESIGN & President of WDO (World Design Organization)

Srini Srinivasan is a highly accomplished designer & entrepreneur in creative design and technology development, with over 25 years of work experience in the Silicon Valley, United States and India. Presently, Srini is the President-Elect of WDO (World Design Organisation), working with its global members to promote design for a better world.

Annurag Batra

Chairman & Editor-In-Chief
BW Businessworld & exchange4media

Vahid Mehrinfar

Brand Futurist
Vahid Associates

The man who coined the term “Brand Futurity”, continues to take the attention of the communications industry and raise curiosity amongst the academia. Unraveling this command as a visionary brand futurist, he has masterminded successful business communication strategies, transforming the fortunes of many prestigious enterprises.

Being the recipient of many awards and recognitions for his contribution to the industry, Vahid’s revolutionary ideas in Brand Futurity have empowered his clients to go beyond the predictable measures of performance and exceed all expectations.

Mohan Krishnaraj

VP and Global Head, User Experience,
Huemen Design HARMAN International

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Mohan has a proven track record of enabling UX-led business transformations for several blue chip companies. He is currently the Vice President and Global Head of Digital Design at Huemen – HARMAN’s internal Strategic Agency. His team has been named “Agency of The Year – Design and Technology”, ranked a leader in Experience Engineering by analysts, and won several other accolades with a USP that blends design and technology.

Pier Paolo Peruccio

Professor of Design,
Politecnico di Torino , WDO Board Member

Pier Paolo Peruccio is an Associate Professor in Design and Vice Head of the Design School at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Designer and Architect, PhD in History of Architecture and Urban Planning. Co-director of the SYDERE (Systemic Design Research and Education) Center in Lyon (France) and Turin (Italy) and Director of the Specializing Master program in Design for Arts Master. He is WDO/ICSID Board of Directors Member, AIS/DESIGN member (Italian Design Historian Association), SID member (Società Italiana del Design/ Italian Design Society) and Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Aurelio Peccei Foundation. Pier Paolo has served as Jury Member of several National and International Design Award and Competition since 2005. He is author of several books on design and more than 100 articles on industrial and visual design published in International magazines.

Darshan Gandhi

Global Head - Design,
Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL)

Darshan believes in inclusive design principles; that all good design should be accessible. She joined Godrej & Boyce's Interio division in 2006, where she was a catalyst in introducing design thinking, by creating and showcasing a diverse range of products under one platform, with a unique design philosophy. She formed the GCPLDesignLab in 2009, and was instrumental in applying design led thinking to transform brands for a rapidly evolving Indian market. This created a great impact and value for consumers across categories, with reinvigorated brands like Expert, aer, Cinthol, Goodknight and BBLUNT. Darshan is a post graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and an alumna of the Harvard Business School’s executive education General Management Programme.

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