An MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) media lab design and innovation workshop held ahead of TechTop-2013, the annual inter-collegiate innovation contest for engineering colleges, was inaugurated by P H Kurian, Principal Secretary for IT, Government of Kerala, at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology in Nalanchira on Tuesday.
The three-day design innovation workshop series will engage participants in ideation, design and implementation of prototypes with MIT media lab and local mentors. The workshop will have a selection of three tracks; design for sustainability; hacking culture and mobile ubiquitous computing with 30 participants in each. The workshop will come to a close with a plenary conference and exhibition.
The three-day workshop will have participation from TechTop-2013 participants, arts and science students, engineers, scientists, musicians, artists, cartoonists, designers and entrepreneurs. MIT media labs will initiate the participants to brainstorm and finalise a project each group would undertake and three to four students will form a group and work on around five projects in each track.