Nasscom and Facebook float design and tech focused programme Design4India

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The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) in association with Facebook has rolled out Design4India in Bengaluru. The venture aims at bridging the gap between design and technology by dedicated spaces for startups and designers to explore, innovate and build together.

The studio which was initiated by Nasscom provides interactions with design industry mentors, experts and give an opportunity to aspiring designers and tech startups to explore, innovate and build design as a tool for innovation.

“The initiative will create a resilient ecosystem for startups to meet the requirements with right mentorship involved in the platform” said Satyajeet Singh, Head of Strategic Product Partnerships, Asia and South Asia at Facebook in a statement.

The studio, built at co-working startup WeWork, will inspire innovation and will provide young firms access to the user experience design process, user testing and augmented reality and virtual reality platforms for start-ups and designers.

Design4India focusses on a number of programs includes design dialogues, design studio, design lounge, design storm amongst others.

To remain connected with the programs, it is necessary to attend the sessions and online courses of the company.

The programme will also run a blog to offer content on design aspects.

NASSCOM claims to have a milestone of around 1468 startups across all sectors in over 11 cities. It also plans to train over 5,000 design professionals in over 500 companies.

Last year, Nasscom and Facebook launched the second edition of Code for the next billion program for 10,000 startups which aims to encourage the developer community and make India the centre for app development and provide a strong global recognition.

The first edition of ‘Leaders Building for the Next Billion’ program had launched in 2015 aimed at helping developers and students who are building large-scale innovative apps and mobile websites by providing them with technical & financial support and resources.

The development was first reported by The Hindu

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