KEC Nurtures Technopreneurs through Design Thinking

Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai allied with Taylor’s University, Malaysia for offering a value-added course to the students on the topic “Innovation through Design Thinking” to enhance the creative skills of the students facilitating conversion of prototype into business plan by adding value to increase Technopreneurship.

An MoU was signed towards this initiative by Dr.David Asirvatham, Executive Dean, Faculty of Innovation and Technology, Taylor’s University Malaysia and Dr.V.Balusamy, Principal, Kongu Engineering College, India. Dr.V.Balusamy stated that the objective of this MoU is to empower even the most traditional thinker to develop new, innovative solutions to the real world problems.

Th student members took individual problem statement and fine-tuned it using proper tools and techniques. The solutions are then nurtured by Taylor’s University and KEC faculty through online mode. The teams carried out assignments on Value Communication Canvas (VCC), Value Proposition Canvas (VPC) and Business Model Canvas (BMC) and a final pitch of the innovation was conducted and the winning team was awarded with funding for executing the project.

This initiative was put into effect by a team of Dr.Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam, Dr.Tee Lee Hong, Dr.Pang Ming Meng from Taylor’s University, Dr.R.R.Rajalaxmi, Dr.R.Parameshwaran, Mr.S.Santhoshkumar, Dr. R. Raja Devi from Kongu Engineering College.