What is the workshop about?
The students go through a design studio and technology exposure to build projects relevant to their themes in a time frame of 5 days. The participants go through a process of problem identification with storyboarding, ideating and brainstorming sessions, rapid prototyping, and product development. The last day of the workshop culminates in a public open-house with thousands of students, colleges and professionals coming from across the host city to view cutting edge solutions along with press and media to cover the event. The event ends with a networking session bringing in top industry executives, academicians, MIT and Harvard faculty and researchers. The workshop is a tremendous learning and experimentation ground for MIT and Harvard researchers as well as for the young participants.
For young participants from India:
The initiative attempts to recreate an environment that fosters creative exploration of ideas, much like MIT, in India. These workshops give students in India access to cutting edge technology and mentorship from the MIT community. Creating impactful products using tech is at the heart of MIT and we aim to make this 'maker' culture accessible to students in India.
For the MIT Community:
Students and faculty members from MIT and Harvard will get to exercise their knowledge and skills to solve amazingly complex problems while working with some of the most talented students and young professionals chosen from all across India.